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Who is Christie Hall?

"Venture from the known to the unknown." – BKS Iyengar

Suffering from joint and disc degeneration, I began studying yoga in 1995. The pain relief brought on by regular practice led me to want to share the gift of yoga and to start teaching in 1997. I have studied continuously with certified Iyengar teachers since 1997, starting with Karin O'Bannon. (I am grateful every day to have known Karin, who died June 10, 2013.) In September 2005, I had the great good fortune to study under BKS Iyengar and senior teachers at the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado. I attended the Iyengar Yoga Conventions in St. Paul, Minnesota, in May 2004, and in Las Vegas in May 2007, where Geeta Iyengar led all instruction. In July 2007, I found my practice transformed through the Iyengar Intensive at the Yogacharya Festival taught by the world's top Iyengar teachers. I study regularly with Manouso Manos. I take workshops and specialized classes at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles. I attended the regional Iyengar conferences in 2012 in Washington, D.C., and in 2013 in San Diego. Birjoo Mehta's teachings in San Diego over Labor Day weekend 2015 and in San Marcos in 2017 helped bring me to a new level of understanding of Iyengar yoga.

I am a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. I attended the Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics sessions taught by Manouso Manos, which ran through January 2019.  
I am certified as a yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (c-IAYT). I am an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance. I completed my master's degree in human movement in November 2009 through the Arizona School of Health Sciences, AT Still University. 

I specialize in assisting students struggling with physical problems. I understand the fear of re-injury that often results. Both my hips are artificial implants. Many vertebrae in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine are unstable, and as a result, several spinal discs have disintegrated. I have mild scoliosis and fibromyalgia. The joint disintegration was first diagnosed in my knees in 1984. The physical problems have given me a particular interest in anatomy in the context of yoga. My classes are suitable for prenatal students. 

Since December 2015, I have been offering free yoga classes for veterans. Ongoing classes are 11-noon, Thursdays, at US Vets housing 15305 6th St., March Air Reserve Base. After a four-week hiatus, classes resume Aug. 29, 2019.  

But far beyond the physical, yoga has transformed my life. I have found the person within through yoga: I found someone courageous where I had always been fearful; I found someone who could be content after decades of longing and frustration; I found someone who didn’t have to be angry all the time. And the journey of discovery continues every day. To read more about my musings on yoga, see For other of my articles on yoga, see

If you are interested in purchasing videos from my blog,, which offers yogasana advice and sequences, contact me by e-mail,

– Christie Hall

Endow yourself with compassion on your journey through life.
Part of that quest is to look within
To see who you are
To see that all things are connected.
To see also that love begets courage,
moderation creates abundance,
and humility brings strength.