Christina Minasian

Christina discovered yoga in 1999 and began teaching in 2006.  She was immediately drawn to the introspective nature of the practice and felt a sense of coming home after her very first class.  Two years prior to finding yoga, Christina underwent a risky and terrifying surgery to remove a large tumor from her cervical spine.  Although she returned to physical activity fairly quickly, it wasn’t until she found yoga that she truly began to heal and grow. 

Christina’s music-filled classes are an infusion of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin; the various styles she has studied over the years.  While she greatly respects the historic traditions of yoga, she also understands the need for adaptation for today’s bodies and lifestyles.  Students are encouraged to explore and play while being guided into proper alignment, awareness of breath and honoring where they are at from moment to moment.  Her classes are often active and challenging but always incorporate plenty of relaxing, restorative postures.  She hopes that her students walk away from her classes feeling renewed with a deeper connection to themselves and, well… happy.