About The Teacher
Teaching yoga full-time since 2000, Christy Brown (E-RYT 500) has studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga) and S.N. Goenka (Vipassana Meditation) and in the U.S. with Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, T.K.V. Desikachar and H.H. the Dalai Lama.
Emphasizing mindfulness, breath, alignment, Buddhism, Taoism, "sacred ecology" and other wisdom traditions, Christy weaves a creatively flowing, invigorating yet calming, centering yet expanding exploration of Self through asana—dedicated to the highest wellbeing of the Earth and all beings.
Christy teaches Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga in Marin County, California, and leads 200-hour Vinyasa-based Yoga Works teacher trainings, Yin Yoga teacher trainings, and yoga/meditation retreats in a variety of other locations, including twice annually with senior Zen teachers at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California’s Ventana Wilderness.
All Christy’s offerings qualify for Continuing Ed units for yoga teachers certified with Yoga Alliance.
Christy recently completed a book entitled Yin Yoga & The Art of Letting Go (available at christybrownyoga.com) which introduces the three lineages associated with Yin Yoga: the Indian yogic, Chinese Taoist and Buddhist traditions. The book includes photos of the principle Yin Yoga poses, their variations, and how to use props to support students with differing levels of flexibility.
Christy has volunteered time to guest teach with Prison Yoga Project at Quentin Prison; has a background in cultural and language studies with U.C. Santa Barbara and Harvard University; spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia working with indigenous basket weavers, and has been living in tiny houses since she began teaching yoga. She currently lives off-grid and drives an electric car she charges primarily off solar power.
Christy’s deepest hope is that through our individual paths of awakening into our true nature we may co-create an enlightened global collective consciousness that will enable the next seven generations (and beyond) to thrive on this one Earth that we all share.
If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.