Aerial Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga
Christine is into movement and body art since she was a little girl. Her yoga path started parallel to being a dancer and evolved deeply while traveling Central America. Christine became a travelling Yogini, dedicated Yoga practitioner and a passionate Vegan. Yoga is an art of living that makes her embrace and appreciate herself and everyone and everything around her. It lets her find new answers, makes her shift perception and reinvents herself over and over again. Awareness became a key and a planet-friendly lifestyle a permanent accessory. She completed a 200hours Vinyasa Teacher Training in Mexico, Playa del Carmen in 2009 and the 300hours Jivamukti Teacher Training in New York in 2011. Ever since she brings together what she has been taught and continues to shape and grow her practice as well as her teaching – on and off the mat. Christine’s classes offer students the opportunity to embody the Asana so as to challenge and shift perceptions. Her teaching style is compassionate and grounded, can take you out of your comfort zone and is always spiced up with some fun moments. “I am in love with life, full circle – the deep and heavy moments as well as the light and playful ones are welcome and get chewed up. I am looking for the clouds dancing in the skies and I love silly things. Playing is a requirement and growing up optional. I am coming to terms with my own uniqueness and will encourage everyone to do the same.” Christine is grateful to each and every teacher that she has met on her journey; they all became a part of her.
'What makes it [Wellicious] really exquisite for me is the fact that they produce eco-friendly and responsibly in Europe. We have a responsibility towards Mother Earth and all its inhabitants and, therefore, it is an honor to support Wellicious in their attempt to be a role model in this field. '
Céline is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher. Before settling in her hometown Bern in Switzerland, where she opened the studio Dayayoga in 2011, she travelled around the globe spreading the yogic teachings of compassion and non-violence.
Her vision of a more peaceful planet has originally brought her to the studies of political and social sciences, but through Yoga Céline has found a different and effective platform to motivate people to live more compassionately and peacefully. She has studied and continues to study under the guidance of her beloved teachers and mentors Sharon Gannon, David Life, Yogeswari, Lady Ruth, Manorama and many more who keep being an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Céline artfully weaves the teachings of Yoga into her creative and vigorous classes who are infused by spherical sounds and tribal beats. Her classes will not change your life but inspire you to become the change from within.
When I first discovered the writings of transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau as a teenager, it sparked an interest in Hindu texts and curiosity in the potential of human consciousness. On my school lunch break one day, I walked into a Yoga and meditation class in a church in Notting Hill. Needless to say, I was captivated.
Later, while a student at King’s College London, I started to explore different methods of Yoga such as Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga during my free time and this practice planted seeds for a future lifestyle.
A few years later, while working as as a holistic therapist in a rehabilitation centre in Cape Town, people started asking me to share with them what they would sometimes see me doing in the garden. I reluctantly agreed, as I felt like a beginner and had not yet trained as a teacher. The experience was mind-blowing and has since served as a limitless source of inspiration, a reminder of the transformative power of Yoga.
After discovering Jivamukti Yoga in London in 2008, I undertook Jivamukti Yoga teacher training with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York in 2010. I went on to complete an apprenticeship with Cat Alip- Douglas at Jivamukti Yoga London, where I was based as a teacher until the end of 2013. In January 2014 I moved to Luxembourg, to co-found the Dancing Kala Yoga School.
My dream is for Yoga to inspire human beings to wake up and get in touch with who they really are and to set about living in a way that causes the least amount of harm possible, whenever possible. I believe a Yoga practice, over time, enables us to directly experience the inter-connectedness of life and to become de-hypnotised from oppressive cultural norms and conditioning.
Yoga also teaches us to be courageous and kind, strong but also soft, to be flexible so as to not to ever become bent out of shape or broken – not just in our physical bodies but in our minds, hearts and attitudes. Yoga calls on us to let go of divisive world views and to come together in pursuit of a higher goal.
When not working with you at Dancing Kala Yoga, I can be found unrolling my Yoga mat at workshops, retreats, in local forests, at home and in sacred sites and spaces around the world, embracing that ever greater sense of incremental interconnectedness of life.