Classes

Christine teaches group classes and private sessions in Montauk, NY and travels to teach Workshops and Retreats in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, and Europe.

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Summer Schedule:

Classes at Yoga Lila, 12 South Etna Ave, Montauk  www.yogalilamontauk.com

Mysore-style classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday  7:30 – 9:30 am 
Ashtanga Essentials Led class: Saturday, 8:30 – 9.30 am
Single class: $22
5 Class Card: $100
10 Class Card: $180
Summer Pass: $500 (14 weeks, Memorial Day to Labor Day) for Mysore classes
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payment options: cash, check, or Paypal (choar@gmavt.net)

General Class Descriptions

Mysore Style Classes

are Ashtanga Yoga classes, as traditionally practiced in Mysore, India, the home of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The Mysore class is a group class where students have a self-paced practice, with verbal instruction and hands-on adjustments from the teacher. Because the instruction in a Mysore class is highly individualized, it is appropriate for both new students as well as more advanced practitioners. This unique combination of individualized pace and instruction within a group class gives each student the ability to work at his/her own level, while enjoying the inspiration and energy of a group. Each student is taught and supported by the teacher as he/she memorizes the sequence and develops a personal rhythm to the practice. This class is appropriate for students of all levels and is an excellent opportunity to develop a practice that can slowly build over a lifetime. Knowing the sequence of postures is not required, just being open-minded, curious, and receptive to learning.

Ashtanga Essentials Class 

 This 1 hour class is a great place to experience the energy and flow of the dynamic Ashtanga sequence. In this class, students will practice the first section of the Ashtanga Yoga sequence, with appropriate modifications offered as needed. Students will be verbally led through the traditional sequence, and will be cued regularly to engage the core aspects of the Ashtanga system: breath, drishti (gazing point), vinyasa, and posture.  This class is perfect for both students new to Ashtanga and those regular practitioners who want to build more strength, stamina and focus in the first half of Primary Series.  Come ready to breathe, flow and sweat.

Led Primary Series Class

This 1.5 hour guided class is an opportunity to deepen your practice and learn the correct vinyasa (breath-movement) system specific to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Students will be guided with posture names and vinyasa counts, accompanied by helpful alignment tips and explanations. This class is appropriate for all students wanting to improve and grow in their Ashtanga Yoga practice. Not recommended for beginners.


Private Instruction in Montauk in Christine

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Students book private lessons for a variety of intentions:

With private yoga lessons, you’ll get personalized instruction from Christine based on your health, experience, and goals. Classes are designed to meet your personal needs

  • Grasping the basics of the Ashtanga yoga system (3+ sessions recommended)
  • Developing confidence to practice in a group setting, especially Mysore classes
  • Tailoring the practice to benefit a sport or passion outside of the studio, like running, swimming or surfing.
  • Dissecting and perfecting specific and/or challenging postures, whether they be fundamental postures or more advanced vinyasa sequences.
  • Learning to modify a practice while healing from injury, acute or chronic
  • Cultivating a therapeutic practice to improve health issues like low back pain or stress management
  • Receiving one-on-one attention in a private space
  • Exploring yogic philosophy and ritual practice

$150-225 per individual session (60-90 min.) Group rates upon request

Travel time is additional. Sliding scale is available for those in need. Please note 24h advance notice is required for cancellation of private sessions (48 hours for groups). Sessions cancelled with less than the required notice will be charged to the client.

To schedule a Private Session, please contact Christine