Christine Hoar has been a practitioner and teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga System for over 25 years. From 1997–2014 she served as the founder and director of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga studio, Bristol Yoga. Her love of surfing then brought her to Montauk, NY where she created a new practice space and yoga community. Specializing in the integration of the Ashtanga system of Asana with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of Yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into discovering greater joy, freedom, and self-transformation. She has made many trips to Mysore, South India to study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Jois family and is honored to have received the blessing and authorization to teach the Ashtanga Yoga system.
When you take a class with Christine, you will find yourself engaged with a teacher that integrates alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, mindfulness and humor. She is passionate about the teachings, and brings a gentle, compassionate, and light-hearted, yet powerful, hands-on approach.
As an Ashtanga teacher, she is committed to health, well-being, and personal growth by making the Yogic practices accessible to all levels of practitioners in a joyful, supportive, and challenging environment. She teaches private sessions in the Ashtanga tradition and yoga therapy, group classes, weekend workshops and longer retreats, both domestically and internationally.
Christine is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, and is a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT, the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her schools are registered as RYS 200 for teachers and training.