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Celebrate Durga, the Goddess of Fierce Compassion, in this slow flow Vinyasa yoga class with Cristi Christensen. A spiritual warrior, Durga rides on a tiger and uses a sword to slay inner demons and egos. Use your breath and practice slaying anything that doesn't serve you. Create heat and fire in the belly with a challenging core series, followed by reclining hip openers, Vinyasas, an opportunity to practice crow pose (bakasana) and standing balances in this well-rounded online yoga class. Have a block and strap available. Live music provided by Jarahzen and The Tribal Love Nation. (86 mins.)
Cristi Christensen is the Director of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA, where she is a passionate yoga and Core Fusion teacher. A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, she earned her degree in Kinesiology while training with the Olympic diving team. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion and yoga. In 2004, she joined exhale, and has since studied extensively with world-renowned teachers, including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred DeVito.
Cristi has combined her teachings, practice, and bright energy into a dynamic and unique classroom style that translates into an infectious energy that her students can't help but feel during each class. Cristi has brought this energy across the globe, leading workshops, retreats, and bringing positivity with her to every corner of the earth. When Cristi isn't teaching, globe-trotting, or keeping exhale Venice as the #1 ranked yoga studio, you'll likely find her surfing, playing in her Venice backyard, or doing back flips on Venice Beach! To learn more about Cristi, visit her website at www.cristichristensen.com.