Welcome to Yoga Heals! My name is Christine, and I am a natural-born Empath and Spiritual Intuitive. My first experience connecting with "The Other Side" was when I was seven, and my grandfather passed away right before Christmas. I loved him so much and it was my first real loss. I was kneeling in front of the Christmas Tree not long after (which made perfect sense to my seven-year-old brain), and I began praying. My grandfather came to me, and the most peaceful, warm, and loving feeling washed over me. He told me that he was happy and at peace and asked me to let my mom know. My mom stood at the sink washing the dishes and crying when I tugged on her sleeve and told her what happened. She threw her arms around me and sobbed. Sadly, as I grew up, I learned to hide experiences like this because people looked at me like I was crazy. Over the years, I always maintained my close connection with Spirit, but I didn't share it with people. In later years I have learned to embrace this as the true gift that it is, but I admit that I keep it to myself while in the company of most people...until now! It's time to share my gift (well, it's long overdue) and help people by sparking their own Inner Healers and reuniting them with their intuition so they can listen more easily to their internal guidance systems.
What I Do
It is my passion and my privilege to assist people on their Spiritual Journey. I have been meditating for over 25 years and reading tarot and oracle cards for 22 years. I have also been a Certified Reiki Master for 16 years, and I hold certifications in many types of Reiki and other energy healing modalities. I am a Certified Mindfulness Coach as well. This year, I became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and am working toward my 500 hr certification. I teach private trauma-informed/trauma-sensitive yoga with a focus on Yin and Restorative yoga. It is about function over form. If you're not familiar, Yin yoga is (as the name suggests) representative of the feminine side. The types of yoga most people in the United States are more familiar with are more Yang (male) forms of yoga, like Vinyasa and Power Yoga. These types are very active and are often taken in a heated room. Both yin and yang styles are equally beneficial to mind, body, and spirit and are wonderful practices. I believe that we live in a more yang world, though, and adding more feminine energy is necessary to create balance and harmony. And that is what yoga is about, anyway- returning your mind, body, and spirit to a balanced and harmonious state. Yin yoga is especially healing for people who have endured much trauma. Many people don't realize that trauma is stored in our bodies, and carrying it within us without awareness creates a state of dis-ease. Yin yoga works with the connective tissue and releases all of that stored, stuck, and painful energy. Yin yoga is a slower practice done in a cooler environment (not heated), and the poses are held for a much longer time. Do not mistake this type as easy, though! It is about pushing your body to the edge and can be quite uncomfortable. This is why I teach a combination of Yin and Restorative yoga. Restorative yoga is done with props and enables us to go into a deeper state of relaxation.