Twisted Yoga Studio Toronto in The Heart of the Annex
Welcome to Twisted Yoga Studio

ABOUT CHRISTINE

I took my first yoga class more than twenty years ago in Melbourne, Australia. At the time I thought it was just another interesting travel adventure. But the experience obviously hit home, and since that time I’ve practiced in many different studios and with many different teachers. Each one added something to my understanding of yoga in terms of both style and philosophy.

My curiosity even took me as far as Rishikesh in northern India. I spent a month in an ashram there in 1995 studying yoga, meditation and philosophy.

In 2004, I completed a one year hatha yoga teacher training program with Hali Schwartz and Christine Cinq-Mars at the Yoga Studio, formerly located at Spadina and Bloor.  In 2008 I added to my knowledge with a Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course led by Hali Schwartz at the Yoga Space in Toronto. I am certified by the Yoga Alliance.

The Twisted Yoga Studio opened its doors in November 2008. I really enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities. To that end, I’ve tried to create an open, nonjudgmental space where people are free to ask questions and explore their potential. My classes are small and can be tailored to meet the needs of the participants from novice to advanced. At the beginning of class, students are encouraged to add their own input.  This gives me a unique opportunity to throw in a little something for everyone.

I disagree whole heartedly with the old adage “No pain no gain”. I believe no pain is a wonderful thing and my philosophy leans much more in the direction of “If it feels good, do it”. The emphasis in my classes is on body awareness and relaxation, not just attaining the perfect pose.  

- Copyright 2010 Twisted Yoga Studio - 509 Bloor Street West - 416.400.1158 - Email: chrishooper@yahoo.com -