Christina Marie Taylor

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and started practicing yoga in 2011 as a form of exercise then later discovered the healing benefits of the ancient tradition as I served as my mom’s caregiver. Yoga became my respite. In the midst of uncertainty at home and stress at work, my mat became my safe place to focus only on the breath in my body. In an effort to deepen my practice, I completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Square One Yoga Collective in 2016 and started teaching in 2017. I am so grateful for this journey and look forward to holding a space that honors you right where you are. 

There is wisdom in the body. When care and attention are directed toward the body, breath, sensations, thoughts, and feelings, the possibility to transform becomes accessible. My classes focus on alignment, encouraging students to explore mindful awareness and self-inquiry cultivating resilience, strength, and flexibility while inviting ease to embody wellness in every aspect of life. Classes incorporate meditation, chanting, pranayama, asanas, flowing movement sequences, and music. It is my hope that each student leaves the class feeling strong with a deeper connection and appreciation of themselves. 

Outside of yoga, I have been employed in the biotechnology industry for almost 14 years. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Professional Master of Biotechnology and am currently completing coursework toward a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine specializing in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. I am also a certified integrative wellness and grief coach. Enjoying food with family and friends makes me the happiest :) I also have a thing for Altoids tins and tea.

I intend to hold a space for you to embody experiences where the heart, mind, and spirit are at home in the body. 

I look forward to seeing you on your mat!