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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Christine Hoar

Christine Hoar

Bristol, VT

Why Manduka?: Been on this mat for 10 years just keeps ticking.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice....quite happily!

Yoga Style: Ashtanga

Practice with me here: Bristol Yoga

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Yoga teacher and Yogi, Christine has been a practitioner of the Ashtanga Yoga System for nearly 15 years and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for over 12 years. She is the director and founder of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga yoga studio, Bristol Yoga. 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 Sri K Pattabhi Jois of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, and she is honored to have received his blessing and authorization to teach.

When not teaching, you will find Christine in her organic garden, hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing or walking the Vermont country lanes with her long-time, collie-companion, Gracie.