Christine Collier teaches yoga on Wednesdays at 6pm. She has been a lover of the yoga philosophy and lifestyle for many years. Christine received her 200hr YTT from Laura Tyree of Fort Walton Beach in 2011 and just recently completely her advanced teacher training 500YTT with Laura Tyree. During that time, she was fortunate to study extensively under Doug Keller, Tracy Griffiths with Young Living, Denise O'Dunn Ayurvedic Instructor & Practitioner, Swami Jaya Devi Bhagavati, and many other practitioners from Sanskrit to numerous yoga specialties and ancient philosophy, particularly Iyengar and Patanjali.
Christine is a Usui Reiki Master and a certified level 2 Karuna Reiki student, trained and certified under Felicia McQuaid. She is also a registered nurse at Sacred Heart hospital on the Emerald Coast in the surgical department. Christine has been a nurse for 13 years and has a vast wealth of nursing knowledge to accompany and assist her yoga style and teaching philosophy. Her class is a gentle, therapeutic class
Her class is gentle and therapeutic, perfect for beginners of all types in addition to the most experienced yoga practitioners. The classes are relaxing, rejuvenating and refreshing with just the right amount of physical challenge, and always highlighted with therapeutic grade essential oils. She teaches with a warm, calming approach that feels natural with enough charm and wit to make everyone feel comfortable and at ease. The classes begin and end with a gentle approach and flow without tension, so the body feels healthy and alive.
In addition to living her passion through teaching yoga and being a nurse, Christine has four extraordinary sons and loves spending time with them on our beautiful beaches and water.
Lesa Klein 200 RYTLesa’s earliest encounter with yoga was watching Lilias, Yoga and You on PBS as a young girl. She continued throughout her young adult life to practice at home with VCR tapes. In 1995, while pregnant with her youngest son, she attended her first ‘real class’ in Webster Groves, MO. She continued to take classes on and off, and finally found her teacher, Mary Haynes. Mary’s background in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga gently guided her into proper alignment and strengthening. Lesa knew she wanted to deepen her practice of the asanas and the mind body connection. She enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Source in St. Louis, graduating in 2016. The coursework was deeply rich in tradition and philosophy. Her teacher, Angie Campbell came to yoga with a resplendent background in dance, Anusara Yoga, and somatic science. Chris Yonker, the founding teacher at Yoga Source, studied with many of the early masters, and brought to the training a beautiful study in Ashtanga and Yin Yoga. Lesa has attended numerous workshops with teachers Desiree Rumbaugh, Doug Keller, Jan Herzog, and Prudence Bruns. After working as an optometrist for 27 years, Lesa is delighted to bring her yoga practice to 30A. Her approach to class is gentle, honest and fun loving. Being mindful that we are all on this journey together, she will forever remain a student.