CHRISTY BROWN, E-RYT 500
Teaching yoga since 2000, Christy has studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga yoga) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana meditation) and in the U.S. with Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, T.K.V. Desikachar and H.H. the Dalai Lama. She has also written a self-published book entitled Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go.
Emphasizing mindfulness, breath and alignment while drawing on yogic philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, "sacred ecology" and other wisdom traditions, she weaves a creatively flowing, invigorating yet calming, centering yet expanding exploration of Self through Asana—dedicated to social and racial justice and highest wellbeing of the Earth and all beings.
Christy has volunteered time to guest teach with Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin Prison; has a background in cultural and language studies with U.C. Santa Barbara and Harvard University; spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia working with indigenous basket weavers in her late 20's; and has been living in tiny-house nature retreats (sometimes off-grid) since she began teaching yoga.
Prior to the pandemic, Christy taught weekly classes at YogaWorks in Marin County (CA) and led YogaWorks 200-hour teacher trainings, Yin Yoga teacher trainings (of her own curriculum), a variety of workshops and collaborations, and annual yoga and meditation retreats at Tassajara Zen Mtn Center. Currently Christy teaches weekly livestream classes, private/semi-private sessions in her Airstream yoga studio overlooking the water in Bodega Bay, and occasional in-person one day yoga and meditation retreats.
Christy's deepest hope is that we individually and collectively consider the impact of our every deliberation on the next seven generations and beyond—and that through wise thought, wise speech, wise action, wise livelihood, wise effort, wise mindfulness, and ongoing self-reflection we may co-create a more enlightened global collective consciousness so future of generations of all plant and animal species can thrive.
All Christy’s offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.