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BESPOKE

WELL-BEING

 

BESPOKE

LIFE BALANCING

Hi. I'm Christina, an American Yogi living in the UK. 

I LOVE getting to know people & guiding them towards finding their own flow, balance & strength - both the inner & outer kind. I've studied, trained & travelled extensively and have a real passion for using YOGA tools for everyday living. I like to think I’m a fun mum - busy juggling the adventures of a full & fruitful life and YOGA helps balance out me & my twirly world. Shall we see if it can help you too?

Background: I first fell upon yoga 1992 when I was in university studying the mind and became fascinated with psychology & eastern philosophies. This was incredibly helpful as I was also dealing with grief -  2 of my dearest loved ones had died suddenly. Yoga helped me see life through different perspectives -It reduced my suffering - and inspired me to create the kind of extradorinaiy life that we all deserve. 

Physically: I was always quite sporty so it was a natural evolution to incorporate yoga asanas into my exercise. I still enjoy mountain biking, dancing and sailing etc - but I’ll often put on my yogi goggles so I enjoy them even more & avoid injuries. I've had a couple injuries/strains and when I look back, my injuries have always happened when I wasn't being mindful.   

Training: I have a gymnastics background and taught for much of my youth at the YMCA.  I worked for one of the top ad agencies in Boston but always looked forward to my yoga with coach; Baron Baptise. My fast paced work life was so exciting but I was often innately drawn to the contrast to bring me back to my best alignment of my authentic self...with the essence of YOGA.    I moved to England in 2000 and traded my city career for a calmer paced country life which led me to 4 years training  with British Wheel of Yoga (the U.K.’s highest governing body for teachers).  I gave birth to 2 sons during these training years so I have a really in depth/first hand knowledge of pregnancy modifications. I had the privilege of being taught by the late TKV Desikachar at the Krishnamacharya Mandiram in Chennai, India. I’ve also trained in Kerala, India at the Sivananda Ashram.  I enjoy trying new classes wherever I am in my travels.  I’m alway learning - I like reading the work of Krishnamurti, Deepak Chopra, and Thich Nhat Hhan but I find some of life’s lessons in the most random settings - So I encourage my students to look beyond the mat. I’ve even had a rock-n-roll Yoga session in NYC - where we explored replacing the outside music with the deep discovery our inner tranquility!

- I’m a big fan of travel - but definitely prefer to drip feed self care regularly rather than do retreats. I feel this helps keep us connected to our real day to day lives.

"Go with the Flow & Flow with the Go" my good friend & Psychologist; Lorna Doone

- Lao Tzu 

Monday Yoga for Seniors 10-11:15am

A very friendly group of seniors  always very happy to welcome newcomers to enjoy some gentle yoga stretching, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and movement which helps re-fuel the soul.  Always followed by  a complimentary herbal hippy tea and a light natter. Held at The Centre in

Ferndown £10 or £8 for block bookings

Monday  Vinyasa Flow Yoga 5-6pm 

 Only an hour session so a fast paced flow and great if you don't have a lot of time and fancy a good shvitz.  A flowing session blended with plenty of variety of movements for mixed abilities.  As always, you can take at your own pace work as  strong or gentle as you require.  Held at David Lloyd Ringwood so must be a member. 

YOGALATES  Wednesday 12-1:15
Power Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow

Since Pilates came from Yoga - I like to fuse the 2 together to introduce the pilates goers into enjoy some of their favourite exercises but experiencing through a yogi lens... hence deepening the benefits 

Since Pilates came from Yoga - I like to fuse the 2 together to introduce the pilates goers into enjoy some of their favourite exercises but experiencing through a yogi lens... hence deepening the benefits 

5-6pm David Lloyd members  held in the Ringwood Club.  Only an hour session so a fast paced flow and great if you don't have a lot of time and fancy a good shvitz 

MONDAY Gentle Yoga 6:45-8:15pm
Held at All Saints Church Hall in St. Leonards Ringwood  
YOGA (no label) Yoga is 3000+ years old .  It doesn't need another label really. So, Wednesdays & Fridays classes are held in Hobbs Studio and we work on what feels right du jour - ready for a surprise? Special requests are always welcome.

A good variety of all kinds of people wanting to have light weight bearing yoga to build/increase bone density and stay supple.    Always followed by  a complimentary herbal hippy tea - It's such a  wonderful way to glide into a perfect night's sleep

Friday Power Yoga 9:15-10:45am
Friday Gentle Yoga 11-12:30

Experienced yogis only.  Great for endurance and stamina.  Some of the attendees have been coming to me regularly for 11 years so can often go free-style.  This popular session has become a very special space of practice & friendship where students feel free to experiment with transitions and new ways to experience the many different aspects/ styles of yoga.  Occasional openings so booking essential if you'd like to be added to the waitlist. 

Gentle on the hips, and wrists.  The ultimate place to let your guard down and take loving care of your aches and pains with the help of  guided meditations to encourage the mind, body & breath connections.  Plenty of mats, cushions and props for modifying positions. 

 
 

CONTACT

Hobbs Studio

St Leonards

Ringwood

BH24 2PU

Christina Klein

Active Yoga