Chris was introduced to yoga as a form of cross training for martial arts, running and cycling as a pre-teen. A passionate adult study of yoga began in 1998 and an attraction to the Iyengar method developed in 2001 with its intuitive attention to alignment, form and movement. His fun, focused and patient approach to teaching creates a friendly, empowering and supportive climate that guides students on his/her personal level through the fundamental challenges of yoga.
Chris is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor through IYNAUS. He completed a 2-year Iyengar Teacher Training program with Peggy Kelley of the Austin Yoga School held at the Dallas Yoga Center, as well as additional studies with Paula Weithman, before continuing his Iyengar training. Today, his practice is centered around the Tibetan form of Buddhism and its Lojong and Lamrim approach. His non-dogmatic teaching incorporates the mindfulness techniques common to most meditation traditions.
Chris instructs the following:
Learn the art of relaxation. A quiet, inward focused practice that uses supported passive postures to deeply relax the body, replenish prana (or energy) and restore clarity to the mind. Prepare for bliss! A great class for all levels including beginners.
Iyengar Level 1-2
Focus is on correct posture, alignment & symmetry. Poses are refined with the use of props. Beginner and Level 1
classes will introduce students to a range of beginning postures including standing postures, and preparations for inversions.
Level 1-2 classes will delve further into more advanced postures and students should be comfortable in inversions.
Wall Ropes Class
Discover wall ropes in the Iyengar tradition and open the shoulders, increase upper body awareness, broaden your range of motion, as you deepen your experience of inversions, back bends and other poses. Be sure to check that ropes are securely in place and that a teacher is in the studio prior to using. A minimum of 1 year of prior yoga is required.
Iyengar Beginner - Level 1
This slower paced class focuses on classic postures and utilizes props to gain a deep awareness of correct alignment and precise actions in the body.
Students will be introduced to a range of beginning postures including standing postures, twists, basic backbends and preparations for inversions.