Move Your Body
Feed Your Soul
Find Your Flow
I'm Christina, founder and owner of CK Yoga and I am a qualified adult and children's yoga teacher (accredited with yoga alliance).
My yoga journey began over twenty years ago when I first tried a class in a gym hall in North London, and kept going back. Something about it really hooked me, I had never been a sporty or competitive person, but I could see that this way of movement with the breath was changing me, helping me, nourishing me and I knew I wanted more of it. Wherever I lived, I would always seek out a studio, a class, a teacher, that helped me not just to move and stretch but also to connect back to myself. Yoga has travelled alongside me throughout the shifting changes and stages of my life from dynamic practises to pregnancy and birth yoga, mum and baby yoga, kids yoga and yoga for sleep and stress relief. Yoga has helped me immeasurably with my own mental health and wellbeing. It is a vital part of my life, like an anchor that constantly brings me back to myself, to my body and to the breath.
I have been teaching in education settings for several years bringing yoga to staff and children in primary schools and pre-schools. I love to share the benefits of yoga, both physical and mental, to those who would not normally have access to yoga. I have a background in child counselling (art therapy) and child development training and bring these skills to my lessons for young people, giving them tools to help with anxiety and a greater understanding of their mind and body.
My adult classes offer an accessible yoga class where all are welcome, creaky and stiff or strong and supple. Yoga does not require any particular type of body, just a willingness to show up for yourself. I welcome you to come as you are - just bring your body and the mat and the rest will take care of itself.
200hr YTT (Live Love Yoga)
Yoga for children with ASD and ADHD (Special Yoga)
Advanced Children's Yoga (Children Inspired by Yoga)
Yoga for Children with Additional Needs (Children Inspired by Yoga)
Baby Yoga (Children Inspired by Yoga)
MA in Integrated Child Psychotherapy (2yrs completed)
Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations
Children's Emotional Wellbeing and Volunteer Counselling Training (Place2Be)
"You are the sky, everything else is just the weather"
BOOK A CLASS
Tuesday Vinyasa Flow @ Uckfield Studio 7.30-8.30pm
£10 in studio (and class passes valid), £7 livestream via zoom
A nourishing twilight flow with steady flowing sequencing of postures and breath designed to calm and restore
Payment for all classes will be taken in advance of the class. Livestream bookings MUST be made at least two hours before start of the class.
WELLBEING IN EDUCATION
CK Yoga offer yoga and mindfulness classes in education settings.
We teach yoga in education settings and offer the following:
a block/term of weekly classes
yoga to alleviate exam stress
nurture groups for SEN children
yoga and mindfulness for staff
workshops for staff on how to deliver "yoga breaks"in the classroom
Within all our classes we incorporate breathing and calming mindful exercises with yoga postures and sequences, yoga games and relaxation.
CK Yoga teachers are yoga alliance accredited adult, teen and children's yoga teachers and hold enhanced CRB certificates, first aid training, safeguarding training and have full liability insurance.
Yoga has so many benefits for children and young people including:
Providing relaxation techniques to alleviate stress
Improving muscle tone, fitness and flexibility
Helping motor development (fine & gross) and balance & co-ordination
Supporting sensory integration through proprioceptive and vestibular input
Increasing confidence, self-esteem, and a positive body image
Improving concentration and attention span through activities that promote self-regulation
Encouraging communication skills
An aid for sleep and digestion
Providing a non-competitive and inclusive activity for all children at varying stages of development, including those with additional needs