Whether you're just beginning your yoga pilgrimage or you're a teacher yourself, Christin's warm enthusiasm sets the tone for a fluid class encouraging each participant to stretch their limits. She comes from a long family lineage of teachers and it shows in her patience and compassion. She's very focused on alignment to protect the practitioner's body. Her classes have been described as "deeply spiritual while creating a fun, cheerful environment."
Christin Buttel's yoga journey began over 10 years ago when she started casually practicing yoga during her college years. At the age of 27, she became more disciplined in her personal practice and started to experience an internal shift. She started to wonder how, with her western mind and psychology degree, how could a series of postures bring her into a sense of spiritual alignment?
In order to search for these answers, she wanted to go to the source. So she traveled to the holy city of Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga. After living 2 months in acetic ashram life, studying Vedic scriptures, anatomy and asana, she earned her certification in Ashtanga.
Arriving back home to Miami, she left her eight year position as a social worker --with a deep desire to give the gift of yoga to the people in our community. She has since journeyed back to India to obtain her master level certification in Hatha, Ashtanga and Meditation from the most reputable YOGA school in India, Shiva Yoga Peeth.
Christin has pursued many avenues of continuing education including teaching yoga in Thailand, Europe and the Caribbean. She has obtained her Yin yoga certification as well as hot Pilates and taken Zen Buddhist meditation workshops in the esteemed Shunkoin temple in Kyoto, Japan.
Her desire to bring an authentic and holistic experience to help heal her students from inside out has made her an eternal pilgrim. In her spare time, she volunteers with Big Brother/Big Sister program, animal rescue and enjoys playing guitar and painting.