ABOUT

CHRISTY BROWN, E-RYT 500

 

Teaching yoga full time 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.

 

Emphasizing mindfulness, breath and alignment while drawing on yogic philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, "sacred ecology" and other wisdom traditions, Christy weaves a creatively flowing, invigorating yet calming, centering yet expanding exploration of Self through Asana—dedicated to social justice and to highest wellbeing of the Earth and all beings.

Christy has volunteered time to guest teach with Prison Yoga Project at 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; and has been living in tiny houses since she began teaching yoga. Christy currently lives off-grid in a tiny house and drives an electric car she charges mostly off solar power.

 

Christy's deepest hope is that we, collectively and individually, 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 and wise mindfulness, we may co-create a more enlightened global collective consciousness.

All Christy’s offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.

“I have complete confidence in Christy's sensitive and skillful ability to teach teachers the nourishing practice of Yin Yoga." 

           —SARAH POWERS, 

               author of INSIGHT YOGA

 

"Christy is truly an amazing instructor who mixes in all types of yoga-related techniques to suit one's individual needs."

         —GLENN MURPHY,

            (former) CEO of Gap Inc. 

"Christy creates a consistent yoga experience with her calm, abiding presence, a voice that opens one's heart space, and a precise way of communicating the various asanas.  She allows students to move deeply inward while helping them to build core strength and explore their edge.  She's the real deal—caring and compassionate, magical and wise.  She will often share teachings through quotes and poems, setting the mood of the room with candlelight and her gentle healing adjustments."  

          —KAREN BENKE,

              author of RIP THE PAGE!