Welcome! My name is Chris Robertson. I have lived in Matthews, NC since 2004, and have been practicing yoga for about 8 years. I was originally drawn to alignment-based yoga as a natural way to help heal a major low-back injury. What I found in yoga was more than a way to heal my back; I found awareness of my body, movements, and muscles. I found an inner light that I didn't know I had. I found community. I found an amazing mentor, Linda Oelschlaeger (check her out here! Matthews Yoga). And, I discovered my passion for sharing the beauty of yoga with the people around me. This in turn led me to enter and complete the 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Asheville Yoga Center. This program provided me with a strong base of yoga knowledge to help me grow my own practice and to share yoga with others through teaching. To further my education, I recently completed the 500 RYT Advanced Studies Program, also through Ashevillle Yoga Center.
My classes provide a strong and safe foundation of alignment, accompanied by a mix of grounding, flow, strength, balance, and breath. I strive to provide an experience that is safe and relaxing, yet challenging and fun. I encourage students to quiet their minds, listen to their bodies, and be present in their space for our strong yet peaceful practice.
In addition to my regular weekly classes at Matthews Community Center, I have taught corporate groups on a weekly and one-time basis, and am also available for private yoga instruction. I teach a weekly accessible yoga class at UMAR's Charlotte Arts Center and have periodically taught yoga at Safe Alliance's domestic violence shelter. UMAR promotes community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Safe Alliance provides help and healing for people in crisis. Please visit their websites to learn more about these wonderful organizations and how you can help www.umarinfo.com & www.safealliance.org.
I look forward to seeing you on the mat!
For more information, contact me.
"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars.
I started listening to the teaching of my Soul." ~ Rumi