Christine Hoar is the founder and director of Bristol Yoga, VT and Ashtanga Montauk, NY.
Christine has been a practitioner of the Ashtanga Yoga System for nearly 20 years and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for over 19 years. From 1997-2014, she served as the founder and director of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga yoga studio, Bristol Yoga. She has now moved to New York and has created a new practice space in Montauk, New York. Specializing in the integration of the Ashtanga system of asana with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of Yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into discovering greater joy, freedom, and self-transformation. Christine has made many trips to Mysore, South India to study with her Guru, the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois, and she is honored to have received his blessing and authorization to teach.
Christine is also a certified Ayurvedic consultant. As a teacher and practitioner, she is devoted to creating health and joy by fostering a sense of interconnectedness with our natural environment. Combining the practices of Yoga with that of Ayurveda, she offers students a body of wisdom designed to help them achieve vitality while realizing their full potential.
When you take a class with Christine, you will find yourself engaged with a teacher that integrates alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, mindfulness and humor. Christine is passionate about the teachings, and brings a gentle, compassionate, and light-hearted, yet powerful, hands-on approach.
In addition to her classes, she offers workshops ranging in subject, from the Yoga Sutras to Ayurveda. Christine is blessed and authorized to teach by her guru, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore. She is certified as an Ayurvedic life style consultant and educator by the Kripalu College of Ayurveda in Lennox, MA. She is also registered with the Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor. Christine travels regularly to Mysore, India to continue her studies.