At the age of 8 Christine remembers remember thinking that the "now" was very important. That each moment was a tiny universe and would never happen again. Throughout her life she has been searching and has always felt most comfortable when asking the big questions of life while fully immersed in the small moments of existence. Yoga is a practice that allows her to live life as a quest, a magical journey and the gift of sharing that with others is Christine's eternal good fortune.
She stepped into Yoga as an actress and former dancer in New York at Jivamukti and was enthralled by the practice as taught by David Life and Sharon Gannon. She studied there as well as Integral Yoga and Om Yoga until moving to Los Angeles in 1994. There Christine met her husband to be (Gary McCleery)who introduced her to Center For Yoga (pre-Yoga Works) where she became a general manager alongside Gary and began teaching in 1999 and received her certification from CFY in 2000. She is a RYT with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour + level. Christine has been influenced, inspired and challenged by Ana Forrest, Edward Clark(Tripsichore), Marla Apt, Paul Cabanis, Patricia Walden, Jill Miller,Darren Main, Ganga White, Tracey Rich and all the teachers at Liberation. Her main influences are her husband, daughter Clementine, dog Mattie, her students, friends and incredible family, Mother Nature and too many poets, musicians and artists to mention.
Christine's students range in age from 4 to 93. Her writing has been featured in LA Yoga Magazine and Yogi Times, her teaching has been featured in the LA Times, LA Weekly, Yogi Times, LA Yoga Magazine and on the online program "Great Yoga Teachers" and more. Christine was a yoga consultant to Eddie Bauer from 2008 to 2011.
She is the director of Liberation’s 200 Teacher Training program and teaches the yoga curriculum at Marlborough School. She is co-founder of OME www.omexperiment.com
Christine believes that through the healing and transformation that a yoga practice provides each individual comes to experience the magical and beautiful nature of their true selves and come to know that it is found in love and peace. The world cannot help but be positively affected by such a discovery, one person, one breath at a time.
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu~