“My interest and love for yoga is deeply rooted in my devotion for the path of mediation. I got in touch with mediation and yoga in my early teens. Even though I did not start a daily practice at that young age, the philosophy and view behind these practices taught me very quickly that we are responsible for our own happiness and the world we live in.
To me yoga is a powerful tool to take our mental and physical health into our own hands by working with both the mind and the body, which is essential in order to develop stable mediation and insight. As Swami Satyananda Saraswati states, “The gross form of the mind is the body and the subtle form of the body is the mind […] both the body and mind harbor tensions or knots. Every mental knot has a corresponding physical, muscular knot and vice versa. The aim of asana is to release these knots.”
My intention in teaching yoga is to share this tool with others, empowering them to release such knots in order to reveal and become familiar with the vast qualities and potential naturally inherent within us all – and I strongly believe that taking care of ourselves in this way will benefit our surroundings as well.
It is my wish to share yoga in a way that generates kindness, honesty and authenticity towards oneself and others, while at the same time, undermining the trend towards a body culture, which is far to promoted in the world of yoga today.”
Christin has been practicing yoga for about 14 years, studying with several teachers in Germany and Nepal. She met her main mediation teacher 1996, and since then, has been receiving and practicing teachings in group and solitary retreats. She is a Western Medical Doctor and Cranio Sacral Therapist. For the last six years, she has been spending most of her time in Nepal.