Christine Hoar is the founder and director of Bristol Yoga, VT and Ashtanga Montauk, NY.
Christine has been a practitioner and teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga System for over 20 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 and 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 the Ashtanga Yoga system. Christine travels regularly to Mysore, India to continue her studies with the Jois family.
Christine is also a certified Ayurvedic life style consultant and educator by the Kripalu College of Ayurveda in Lennox, MA. 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, pranayama and mediation techniques.
Christine is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, and is a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT, the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is a member of NAMA, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Her schools are registered as RYS 200 for teachers and training.