Bring balance to mind, body, and spirit through the ancient tradition of yoga, using the powerful technologies of breath, movement, and meditation.
I am passionate about leading these practices in a way that is accessible to anyone regardless of experience or ability level. Whether instructing athletes or people with disabilities, I aim to facilitate an experience that enhances awareness, invigorates the body, and soothes the soul with compassionate, clear and pertinent instruction.
I specialize in Vinyasa Flow, Yin/Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation, and Sound (see description of styles below). I am a certified and fully insured yoga instructor registered through Yoga Alliance (RYT 500) with over 10 years of personal practice, 600 hours of training, and 3 years of teaching experience. I lead public and private classes, workshops, and trainings in Southern California.
My Yoga Journey
Yoga found Christian in 2009 when his mom, a yoga instructor, invited him to attend her class. He was challenged to explore parts of his body that had never been opened, and was surprised to find release from old emotional and psychological baggage that he was not even aware of carrying . . .
MDitate - Newport Beach, CA:
> Reiki Meditation 8:30am - 9:00am
> Sound Healing 9:15am - 10:00am
Spectra Yoga - Costa Mesa, CA:
> Yin with Sound Healing 12pm - 1pm
> Sound Meditation 7pm - 8:15pm
* * * 3rd Sunday of each month * * *
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Vinyasa Flow An active practice in which students build strength, flexibility and focus moving from one posture to the next with each breath.
Yin & Restorative A passive practice in which students open the connective tissues in joints and fascia through long held (3-5 min) deep stretches, often using the support of blankets, bolsters and other props to assist opening and relaxation.
Pranayama Controlled rhythmic breathing practices used to alter and control the state of consciousness and move energy within the body.
Meditation Guided mental exercises using visualization, concentration, awareness, and repetition of mantras, prayers, or intentions, used to focus, calm, and center the mind.
Mantra & Kirtan Repeating special words and phrases to improve brain function, deepen meditative states, and connect to pure consciousness / bliss.
Sound Bath Use of vibrational instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, drums, chimes, and tuning forks played and sometimes applied directly to the body for sound massage to induce relaxation and meditative states through brainwave entrainment and parasympathetic nervous system activation.
Reiki A practice from Japan in which participants receive energy channeled through the healer's hands to promote balance and healing. This may include gentle touch or transmission of energy from a distance.
Individuals: $60 per 60 min / Couples: $75 per 60 min / Groups of 3+ Contact Me
Discounts given for class packages, students, seniors, and more. Contact me for a free quote and consultation. Work-trade for goods and services may be an option.
(Sound Bath pricing is separate)
Pricing is variable and can be found on respective websites linked under schedule.