Chris's path to yoga was a happy accident -- literally. In 2015, Chris was involved in a serious road biking accident that broke his neck. While the injury was devastating, Chris says that without it, he wouldn't have been able to discover the wonderful path of yoga. He was introduced to yoga by a friend and immediately set about practicing and learning as much as he could. The flexibility, mobility, calm, and focus he found has been transformative. After discovering his natural knack for teaching, he acquired his 200hr YTT certification from Strength and Soul Yoga.
Chris spends much of his free time riding his many bicycles, and playing music (at least half of the time with his cat). When teaching, he focuses on syncing people's breath with movement, allowing the two to work in unison to calm the mind.
Chris Watt instructs the following:
Energize, Awaken, Restore! Part Vinyasa Flow and part Yin Yoga, this class starts with an active and invigorating flow and ends with passive, luscious, deep stretching; allowing you to move from a state of doing to being. Begin class by warming up the body with movement linked to the breath, mindfully flowing from one pose to the next while building strength and bringing focus to the mind. The second half of class will consist of postures held for several minutes each, starting to relax the muscles and lengthen the connective tissue around the hips, pelvis, and low spine getting deep into your restrictions with the aid of breath work. This Yin/Yang practice will help bring internal focus, breath awareness, and balance to your yoga practice. Perfect for runners, sports enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get the benefit of extra range of movement from this uniquely sequenced series.