My first encounter with Yoga coincided with beginning a Fine Art degree at Glasgow School of Art in 1986. I studied sculpture and began to discover that drawing and creating were all about learning to see and learning to trust my perceptions and insights. These are skills I have drawn on in my teaching for almost 30 years.

I have also drawn inspiration from my study of Chinese medicine, primarily through Shiatsu, which has enhanced my understanding of the body as an energetic system.

In 2004 I completed Donna Farhi’s advanced teacher training in Vancouver which changed my practice and approach to Yoga profoundly. Since then over the last two decades I have studied intensively with Donna Farhi, as well regularly assisting on her teaching intensives in Europe and New Zealand.

More recently I trained as a Somatic Movement Education Coach with Lisa Petersen. These days the practice of Hanna Somatics also strongly influences the way I teach and the way I understand the body

Over the years, all these influences have been distilled and integrated into my experience and they continue to deepen and enrich my understanding of the practice of Yoga. The human form fascinates me in all its complexity and beauty.

As a teacher I endeavour to share my experience with honesty and integrity.

If we surrender to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted,
like trees.


I teach regular classes and courses online and at Yoga Rooms and Bodywise in Manchester.


If you’d prefer a more individual experience, you can book a one-to-one session with me.

my story

You can read more about my approach and my story so far here.


Christine’s rich teaching arises from her dedication to practice, her deep knowledge of, and continuing fascination with, the workings of the human body, and her innate wisdom and compassion. This, combined with the lightness of her touch, helps her students to develop clarity and insight into their own practice. 

Anne Palmer


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07958 782043