Christy’s love of Yoga began in 1994 as a natural turnabout from the world of investment banking to a life of simpler means. From her early career at Bank of America in Charlotte, NC and JP Morgan in New York City, she gradually reoriented her life to teaching Yoga full time beginning 1997.
With 15 years of study and teaching yoga, she enjoys passing on useful information to her students and seeing them grow. Her personal practice is both a mainstay and a delight of daily life. Christy’s straight forward instruction, clear yoga demonstration and contagious enthusiasm empower her students to source new ability in their body and gain deeper appreciation for yoga.
Christy is E-RYT 500 certified through Yoga Alliance and attended Piedmont Yoga Studio’s Advanced Studies 18 month program. Christy has traveled to Pune to study with the Iyengars.
Other formative study includes teachers Ramanand Patel, Rodney Yee, Manouso Manos, Geeta Iyengar, Abhay Shivanji, Jinsung, and Mary Lou Weprin. She thanks Yoga Journal magazine for the experience she gained there and extends gratitude to all her teachers.
Yoga for Teens experience
Christy is especially passionate about teaching yoga to teenagers. Since 1996, she has taught yoga to teens in a wide variety of teen environments from colleges, schools, yoga studios and youth shelters.
She helps local schools and teen organizations coordinate their yoga programs. Christy has trained over 100 teachers through her YogaMinded teen teacher trainings.
Christy is an active member of St. Margaret’s church. She enjoys connecting with nature through adventure sports like surfing, snowboarding, running, and hiking.
She is happily married with two daughters.