A Bit About Christy

“I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost, “The Road Less Traveled”

A Small Bio

I began practicing yoga while studying massage in Maui in 1999. Life has brought me all over since then, and looking back now, all of it has woven together to create a beautiful tapestry of experiences and a strong background in living in the unknown. In my 5th year of teaching yoga, I created Aligned Flow®, LLC based on my gratitude for all that I have been given and shown, and all the flowing that is still to come in life.  It was never my plan to become a yoga instructor, but every single day I am increasingly grateful for the encouragement of my teachers, and the practice which allows me to let go and show up. I gratefully live and practice in Northern NJ with my fiance, Alex, who is also a yoga instructor and a Cross-fit coach.

Yoga Teachers

My primary Hatha yoga teachers have been:

Helena Berg, Maui, HI beginning in 1999,

Nataraja Kallio in Boulder, CO,

Stuart Corn, NJ

The very lovely and knowledgeable teachers at Yogaworks, NYC who led my teacher trainings including: Chrissy Carter, Sarah Bell, Rama Nina Patella, Jeanmarie Paolillo, and Jenny Aurthur

I am currently inspired by many teachers on and off the mat whether we have met in person or not, and whether they recognize themselves to be teachers of yoga or not.

What I Do

I teach group and private yoga instruction, direct a 200 hour yoga teacher training, and lead yoga retreats in beautiful places.  I also offer Mobility Treatments for Cross-fit athletes helping them both prevent and heal from injuries, and am proud to be one of the massage therapists for the NY Jets.

My therapeutic massage practice is focused on practical anatomy, creating structural results,  and helping my clients from yoga practitioners to non-yoga students, professional and non-competing athletes to find balance in their own bodies within their own lifestyles, activities, and goals. My yoga instruction and massage practice are each based on breath, alignment, and the unique balance that each one of us must find in order to meet and achieve our goals healthfully.

I believe that consciousness exists in every cell of our beings and that the way we breathe has a direct correlation to our health on all levels. Human beings are so full of potential. I feel blessed and humbled to do this work,  and am beyond grateful for the many people who have encouraged me on this path. It has brought me to places I would never have imagined, and certainly has made all of the difference.

Thank You!

The Divine spark that exists within me recognizes and honors that same light within you-Namaste.

Acronyms, etc

E-RYT 500, RYS, LMT

prAna Influencer , 2013- present

Pangea Organics Independent Beauty Ecologist, 2013-present  www.PangeaOrganics.com/AlignedFlow

Director and Instructor, Aligned Flow® Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, 2013

On site Deep Tissue Massage Therapist for the NY Jets, 2011/2012 , 2012/2013, 2013/2014 seasons

On Staff at Brazen Athletics: Crossfit Link offering Mobility Treatments to professional and non-competing athletes, 2012- present

Co-owner of Anjali (Acupuncture and Yoga) Retreats, a lovely partnership with Terri Brown, LAC 2011-present

Co-taught Yogacarya 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training-2011, 2012

Licensed Massage Therapist(LMT)-2001-present

Education
God Is My Publicist, November 2013 Online Course with Gabrielle Bernstein
90 Monkeys Online Course: 90 Minutes To Change The World 2011, 2012, 2013
90 Monkeys Online Course: How To Lead Workshops and Retreats, 2012
The Conscious Enterprise Online Course: The Dynamic Intuition Series, 2012
Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, 30 hours-Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 2009

BodyTalk Modules, 1/2, 3, 4/7, 6, Advanced Practical & MindScape 2005-2009, CBP-2009

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yogaworks NYC-2009,  ITA

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yogaworks NYC-2007,  ITA (In training assistant- served as a liason between the teacher training staff and the students)

Studied 5 Elements and Plant Spirit Medicine with Marlow Brooks, L.Ac.- Boulder, CO  2004-2005

Bachelors in Contemplative Psychology, Concentration in Somatics, Minor in Traditional Eastern Arts, Concentration in Yoga, Naropa University Boulder, CO-2005

Temple Lomi Lomi-50 hours with Lavenda Schaff-2001
Graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage-Maui, HI 2001
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