About Christie  

Being sensitive in an insensitive world can come with many challenges. As a particularly sensitive soul, I know these challenges deeply. I spent many years of my life in a constant state of stress and anxiety, and I did not trust myself, my body or life. I absorbed everyone else's issues and did not know how to stand in my power and believe in myself.

 

My personal journey to empowered sensitivity wasn't easy. But no matter what I went through (chronic illness, anxiety, depression, nervous system dysregulation, trauma and more), I never let it stop me from working to achieve my vision of being both sensitive and strong. I knew deep down that I wasn't meant to live this way and I wasn't going to stop until I found my own power. I know I was meant to go through these challenges because through the process of healing and empowering myself I have developed the unique gifts and perspective to guide others on their own healing journey. I am an Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor (E-RYT, YACEP), Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Mindbody Eating Coach. I am also the Award-Winning Author of Empowering the Sensitive Soul. I've spent almost two decades gathering the best tools to help sensitive souls find their strength and I want to share them with you!

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My Yoga Journey

I remember falling in love with yoga the first time I practiced. I felt a bit uncomfortable at first learning the different postures, but during the final relaxation pose, called Savasana, I experienced a wonderful sense of peace that was foreign to me. Laying on my back resting, I felt an ease that was often elusive to my anxiety prone HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) brain. I knew yoga was for me after my first class back in 2006 and it has been a major part of my life both personally and professionally ever since. 

 

In 2007 my passion for yoga solidified while volunteering and living at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires. In 2008, I trained on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica at the Nosara Yoga Institute with Don and Amba Stapleton. I have also been strongly influenced by master teachers Barbara Benagh, Kate Greer, Simon Park and Judith Hanson Lasater and I have trained in Prenatal Yoga, Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga, Prana Flow and JourneyDance. My classes will encourage you to listen to your body, move with intention and honor your sensitivity. I offer private and group sessions via Zoom as well as on-demand classes. I feel so lucky to get to customize my classes for sensitive souls through my virtual studio. 

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My Training

Certified Mind Body Eating Coach

Institute for The Psychology of Eating, 2014

Certified Holistic Health Coach

Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2010

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT)

Nosara Yoga Institute, 2008

BA in Psychology

Connecticut College, 2008

Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

 

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Awards

Winner of The Best Self-Help Book for the 2017 Heart and Soul Book Awards by Holl & Lane Magazine 

 

Rated one of Boston's Top Fitness Instructors for 2016 by MoveWith

 

Rated one of Boston's Top 10 Culinary and Health Professionals in 2015 by Learnivore

 

Rated one of Boston's Top 10 Yoga Instructors for 2012 by Rate Your Burn

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