Christi received her 200-RYT certification in April of 2016 and is pursuing e-RYT designation. Her classes are theme based to focus on particular regions of the body or chakras. The idea behind the themed classes is to reep the benefit of repetition and a deeper release within the targeted area.
Christi Bristol began her journey empowering people physically challenged people through movement in 1994. She is the mother of three children -- one who had a degenerative genetic disorder and was physically and cognitively impaired and two other children who were blessed without disabilities. In 1997, Christi became a physical therapist assistant. Christi's aquatic therapy work specializes in populations with intellectual disabilities.
Christi acquired her 200-RYT teacher training through the Peace In Peace Out teacher training school in Charlotte, NC. Since then, she has used yoga-based strategies in her practice to improve mobility in patients with conditions such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, strokes, degenerative disorders and muscle tightness due to general inactivity. Participating in the full Aquatic Abilities program consists of combination of swimming instruction and yoga combined to improve functional movement.
Through her yoga teacher training and personal practice, Christi also experienced a healing in her own body which was the result of many hours of hip-opening asanas. Experiencing this healing of a condition she had suffered from for over 6 years fueled her desire to bring this experience to not just those with physical challenges, but to people of all walks of life. Christi believes that everyone can benefit from yoga, and believes that the body will function better with improved flexibility and release of negative energy.