Crista loves yoga! She loves the peace and happiness that it brings her, and loves helping others to similarly discover the healing and empowering effects of yoga. She has found that yoga addresses all aspects of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, and that acceptance and confidence on the mat reflect into daily life.
Crista holds a B.A. in Psychology, and has a post-graduate diploma in Mental Health and Addictions. She is currently in-progress of completing a Master's in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. She has been teaching yoga for almost 20 years. She has completed numerous Yoga Teacher Trainings: 5 Elements Vinyasa with Janet Stone, Vinyasa with Clara Roberts-Oss, Prenatal with Teresa Campbell, Advanced Hatha Teacher Training, Meditation, and Advanced Pranayama, all from Sivananda Yoga in India. She is proud to hold the highest designation of certification with Yoga Alliance, an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). She loved being a member of the Semperviva Yoga Teacher Training faculty in Vancouver, BC, and currently mentors new teachers and teaches various workshops.
She loves to see students learn, sweat, de-stress, and have fun! She encourages students to be playful and open. Her classes are always creative, working toward peak poses, and include a theme in practice. She feels that yoga should be a balance between challenging oneself to grow and learn, and gently respecting one’s daily limits. She believes that every person has the ability to discover the wisdom and compassion of their own inner teacher. Come and play!
Crista Shillington Yoga
“and you, too, have come into the world to do this: to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” -Mary Oliver