Christine Hoar is the founder and director of both Bristol Yoga, VT and Ashtanga Montauk, NY.
Christine has been a practitioner of the Ashtanga Yoga System for 22 years and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 20 years. From 1997-2014, she served as the founder and director of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga Yoga studio, Bristol Yoga. She has now moved and created a new practice space in Montauk, New York. Specializing in the integration of the Ashtanga method with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of Yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into the Yogic lifestyle. Christine has made many trips to Mysore, South India to study with her Guru, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and she is honored to have received his blessing and authorization to teach. She travels annually back to Mysore to continue her studies with both his daughter, Saraswati Jois, and his grandson, Paramaguru Sharath Jois.
Christine is also a certified Ayurvedic consultant. As a practitioner, she is devoted to creating health and joy by fostering an awareness of the karma associated with our lifestyle choices and our connection to all of nature.
As a teacher, she integrates alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, mindfulness and humor. Christine is passionate about the teachings, and brings a gentle, compassionate, and light-hearted, yet powerful, hands-on approach.