DAY 6

CRISTI CHRISTENSEN

The Importance of Trusting Your Own Inner Voice to Make the Big Biz Leaps

A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. After earning her degree in Kinesiology, Cristi studied extensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp, and Fred DeVito.

Cristi has been the face for yoga & lifestyles brands such as Exhale Spa, Loewes Hotel Hollywood, Satya Yoga Wear, and Ananda Soul Creations, and has graced the covers of Yoga Journal, Om Yoga, Self, and LA Yoga. When she isn’t teaching, globe-trotting, and empowering others, you’ll likely find Cristi dancing and doing back flips on Venice Beach!

 

SELENA ISLES

Taking the Terrifying Leap of Offering YOUR Yoga

Selena is a Yoga teacher, international DJ and single mother. Her journey officially started when in 1996, after a traumatic injury during the Canada Games which ended her athletic career in 4 seconds. While recovering she found a copy of Autobiography of a Yogi which then led her to discover her mother’s copies of Light on Yoga, Yoga the Iyengar Way, The Bhagavad Gita  and a poster of Dharma Mittra’s 608 Asana. It was in those discoveries that she realised that Yoga had been with her all of her life weaving in and out of her childhood and adolescence and she ran from it at every turn. However when she needed it the most, the practice, was there.

Today Selena works at blending the alchemy of her own practice with her years of studentship. She aspires not to teach but to allow the practice to emanate from her, letting awareness blend with movement and breath. Her practices are dynamically focused classes that force you into the present moment, using a bit of urban vernacular.

If you would like your own AUDIO copy of our favourite interviews from the Business of Yoga Series, you can buy all of them now for $29 AUD.

You will receive these audios in MP3 format. Our favourite audios include Kavita Chandran, Annie Carpenter, Dhugal Meachem, Brenna Geehan, Cristi Christensen, Stacey Nelson, Selena Isles, Tracy Silver and Erin Motz.