Christine Durant

Alameda, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

Christine Durant, MA, E-RYT 200, knows the practice of yoga influences and inspires every aspect of her life and she hopes it can do the same for you!
Christine had been practicing asana and pranayama on and off for years until she became more serious about her practice during college. While working on her master's degree in counseling psychology, Christine began to study the effects of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga asana on the symptoms of mental health patients. Upon moving from Boston to New Orleans, she felt the call to deeper her own personal practice while also learning to share yoga with others by training in the vinyasa flow style with Ganga White and Tracey Rich at the White Lotus Foundation, in Santa Barbara. Recently she completed an advanced teacher training in the bhakti lineage with Michelle Baker in New Orleans and has been chanting to her harmonium ever since.
Through creative sequencing often incorporating strengthening movements set to empowering playlists her students enjoy expressing themselves, creating space in their bodies and minds, and finding a little more peace in their day. Christine believes that yoga is for every body and emphasizes connecting the breath with movement while playfully challenging yourself.

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

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Reserved
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Awesome Instructor!

I studied yoga with Christine for about a year in New Orleans before she moved to CA. Her classes were vigorous, and I always got a good workout, but she also included a more spiritual side. Her classes left me feeling energized, strong, and relaxed all at the same time. I never took a class with her that I didn't love, although there were definitely a few that kicked my asana!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
An inspiring, loving, and rare find: Christine Durant

I have been to several yoga classes in the past few years, but Christine's classes are something special. She is one of the most welcoming, loving, and kindest people I have ever met, and that shows in the way she teaches and communicates with her students. My practice flourished and my love for yoga grew under Christine's guidance, and I feel blessed to have been able to attend so many of her classes! She is inspiring, knowledgeable, and welcoming to all types of people.

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She somehow manages to accommodate students new to the practice, as well as more seasoned yogis, all in one yoga class! She also tends to teach a challenging flow, while still watching out for students safety in alignment and giving out several options for different asanas. Along with this, she adds a spiritual element to her class and always sets a beautiful intention, all without being overbearing or intimidating. If you are in her area, I highly recommend you take one of Christine's classes! It will change your life and your practice in a very positive way. It did for me!