Christiane’s personal philosophy that “everyone can do yoga” is exemplified by her ability to self-empower participants to give themselves permission to explore yoga poses based on their abilities in the moment.
In class, her primary focus is on maintaining sound body alignment and allowing gentle transitions between poses to ensure safety of the joints and spine, which support the body’s natural flow of movement. But don’t be fooled by her gentle and meditative approach! By providing optional modifications and variations for poses, Christiane creates a class environment where participants can find the level of support, gentleness or challenge they seek.
After years of taking yoga classes and studying Reiki, energy-work, chakras and meditation, Christiane realized that she wanted to be of service to others and help them on their personal journey to wellness.
In 2004, she became a Certified Reiki Master trained in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Therapeutic Art of Reiki. Since then, she has provided personalized Reiki treatments to help people find a sense of balance and overall wellness.
Christiane’s desire to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yogic philosophy and tradition has continued to increase over the years. At first her studies predominantly fed her own need for continuous personal growth and development. However, her Hatha Yoga training, and certification in 2009, quickly solidified into a desire to let her authentic Self blossom. Interested in further expanding her understanding of how the body moves and how yoga can improve overall physical health, she became certified in Yin Yoga in 2009. Christiane then obtained her Level One and Level Two certifications in Somatic Yoga (Somayog) in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Her passion for yoga was so strong that she realized she had found her true calling. She left her successful career as an executive in the federal government to teach full time and nurture her soul’s passion. Participants who take her classes often comment on the power, depth and positivity of her nurturing energy.
Christiane is pleased to offer Reiki treatments and a range of yoga classes at PranaShanti. She looks forward to working with you on your journey to self-development, personal empowerment, and wellness of body, mind and soul.