Christine Harrell is a certified 500/hr YT from National Yoga Academy and is a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. She is a Childlight Yoga Instructor and a graduate of the Wise Earth Ayurvedic School with a certification in Ahimsa Japa Meditation. Christine is also a trained birth and postpartum doula and enjoys guiding pre-natal and post-natal mothers and babies in yoga. She is a trained and certified Prison Yoga Project teacher, taught by the founder of Prison Yoga Project, James Fox M.A. Currently, she is expanding her knowledge in yoga through a Path of Freedom certification, a Prison Mindfulness program. In May 2018, she will be training with Katie Silcox, author of "Healthy, Happy, Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women" in Tantra Shakti Yoga. It brings her bliss in her life when she can serve others through yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. She is also an accomplished martial artist, holding a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained in other styles of martial arts as well. The balance in the yin of yoga practice and the yang of martial arts along with meditation and Ayurveda are the elements that unites the mind, body, and spirit in her teachings.
Her yoga practice off the mat includes being a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. She enjoys crafting, baking, traveling, building her community, and playing her harmonium as she chants. She is the founder of Virginia Community Yoga established in 2016 and co-owner of Equinox Coffee Co. established in 2018. Christine is also the Wellness Coordinator for Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center and a yoga teacher and an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor at The Space Above yoga studio.
"Yoga fills the heart with humility, love, and strength. It inspires us and opens the doors of our inherent creative potential. Self knowledge liberates individuals from the limitations of worldly existence." ~ Tattva-Bodhah
~To Serve is to Love, To Love is to Serve~