I have been enjoying Christina's offerings for awhile now. I love how she cares about us, creates such a safe container for us to be authentic and share ourselves. I love her gentle voice to guide, encourage and support us. I love she's not only a teacher, and also shares her own experiences with us.
I value her honesty and vulnerability while sharing her own experiences. It is powerful and I appreciated it. To be able to share with other women that are going through different yet similar life experiences in such a safe place and learning how to reconnect to myself, gaining the knowledge of how to gently take care of myself, how to remind myself not to judge and instead, unconditionally love myself is so rare and pure. I'm so grateful.
Thank you Christina for your offerings. I hope many others will also be able to experience this. - Mel (Ontario, Canada)
"NOURISH! was a first for me. I hadn’t participated in group work before but was curious about exploring ideas around self care and restoration. Christina’s mindful and loving facilitation broadened my perspective and gave me valuable tools for cultivating a deeper relationship with myself. Sharing my journey with the group and listening to their experiences was the most surprising and impactful part of the course. Christina cultivated a safe and open environment for sharing, learning and appreciating one another. It was a beautiful experience."
~ S. (Vancouver)
Being a participant in this course gave me an opportunity to explore a deeper connection to myself. It helped me to define my needs, my boundaries and what I hold of true importance in my life. With the gentle focus on self reflection, I was able to get to know myself in deeper ways. It has helped me be more confident and compassionate in the places where I feel most vulnerable. This class is lovingly facilitated and connects you with others who are also on this path of deeper self-exploration, healing and how to befriend one's self. I highly recommend this class to anyone as we all need to Nourish ourselves.
~ Marie (Vancouver, BC)
I’m into all humans and I love my Queerness. There was a point in time where I was afraid to share my true self with the world and my family. Only my closest friends knew who I really was and I thought that was enough.
I started this JUICY! challenge in dark place and hoped that it could help me see differently and just have a better appreciation of myself. It has definitely exceeded all my expectations and beyond. Thank you to Christina for creating JUICY! Thank you for creating a safe space for all humans to come together and teach one another in different ways. I am beyond grateful and truly blessed to have been a part of it. I have more courage with truly being my authentic self and being free from insecurities. I’ve met some beautiful humans who helped me along the way with their understanding and support. I will forever love breathwork and Christina for teaching me so much throughout the entirety of JUICY! I’m highly looking forward to the next one!
~ Brittany (USA)
Working with Christina has absolutely shifted the way I live my life. I have learned the importance and the benefits of taking care of myself and showing up for myself. She also presented questions that I had never thought of before and created a space where I felt safe and challenged to go deep within myself to answer. I have absolutely felt the benefits of this in my relationship with myself and with others. Christina created a community within the JUICY challenge and NOURISH that was supportive, encouraging, and enriching. I am so greatful for taking the leap into her teachings and I will be carrying them with me for years to come.
~Rachel N. (USA)
" Being a participant in this course gave me an opportunity to explore a deeper connection to myself. It helped me to define my needs, my boundaries and what I hold of true importance in my life. With the gentle focus on self reflection, I was able to get to know myself in deeper ways. It has helped me be more confident and compassionate in the places where I feel most vulnerable. This class is lovingly facilitated and connects you with others who are also on this path of deeper self-exploration, healing and how to befriend one's self. I highly recommend this class to anyone as we all need to Nourish ourselves." - M.
I just want to extend a warm and grateful thank you to you for the recent breathwork session. I really enjoyed the experience, and all of the attendees were so welcoming. It was lovely.
I must say that I feel different. More balanced, positive, and awake to the beauty that is all around me. It is a quiet thing, but noticeable. I have distinct memories of your lovely presence on my journey, your soft voice and touch guiding me. You are absolutely lovely. ~ Karen
"I got a lot out of the NOURISH series. I had never participated in anything like it, so had no idea what to expect and what I might experience. Your guidance helped me to focus on a time in my life that I believe is the cause of lasting behaviours - that I would like to change, and negative feelings I want to move forward from. You created a safe environment for these feelings and thoughts to surface in a way that I haven’t experienced before, so thank you. I liked the variety of tools you presented to explore more deeply into ourselves, the breadth of knowledge and the level of compassion you bring to every aspect of your teaching".
~ NOURISH! attendee, 54 yr woman
I wanted to send you and note to say thank you for facilitating the breathwork journey last night. I really enjoyed the whole approach that you brought. I especially wanted to say thank you for helping me to be comfortable in the yoga and with the set up for the breathwork.
Part of what I have been calling in for myself is to feel more comfortable in my body (type). I have always struggled with yoga because I've attended classes where it was just going through the motions and I didn't feel supported or given an opportunity to get into a pose properly. Having the right teacher is an important thing for me.
You made me feel welcome in exploring it in a way that I felt comfortable within my level.
For the first time I felt okay to just try and not compare myself to others around me because I was struggling so much,
it allowed me to be present in my body. Thank you for noticing I needed help and for facilitating that for me.
I'm truly thankful that you share this work.
I have been a long time student of Christina’s. She’s a wonderful teacher who is passionate about yoga, her students and teaching. She has a deep understanding of anatomy and her classes provide a balance of strength, flexibility and flow. As a teacher she provides a non judgmental environment, and is encouraging, knowledgeable and sensitive to individual needs. She is dedicated to the development and growth of her students. Every class is a learning, transforming and loving experience. From a beginner to the very experienced, every one would benefit from Christina’s classes.
~ Glen, 57 yrs old
I wanted to express my appreciation for your expertise in teaching and guiding us - we are all very fortunate to have you as our teacher.
Participating in this class continues to feel like a real gift- small gains over time are encouraging and I’m pain free due to the practices we do each week. Thank you so much. Words cannot really express the gratitude I have for you!
~ Trish, 46 yrs old
From your amazing knowledge of the body to your intuitive caring healing ways, our sessions leave me refreshed and at ease. My shoulders are responding and becoming a live part of me again, no longer a shield for my protection. Your beauty, grace and movement speak of a woman who rests in her power and knowing. It is a joy to be in your presence. Thank you Christina.
~ Bob, 68 yrs old, Entrepreneur
Both my husband and I have been receiving individual instruction and attending group classes with Christina Niven. Each of us has received far more benefit than we had ever imagined possible .In addition to the breadth and depth of her knowledge, Christina brings a genuine care and concern and begins each session by addressing specific concerns or problems.
My husband had great difficulty walking when he began a yoga practice with Christina. Today, he is able to work a full shift, half of which is spent walking – some 5,000 steps over four hours. He willingly and regularly devotes time to the routines Christina has developed for him.
After working with her, my body is able to sustain proper alignment to a greater and longer extent than it has for years. My balance, strength and posture are all improved. We recommend Christina to people of all ages, and particularly to those whose physical condition needs remedial and restorative assistance.
~ Carol, 65 yrs old & Peter, 80 yrs old
I started working with Christina as a novice “yogi” and although I had tried yoga in the past it never really stuck….until I met Christina. Here was someone who didn’t expect me to be all bendy. You can tell that she loves what she does and that she enjoys sharing her passion for yoga with you whatever stage you’re at, mentally or physically. Compared to other instructors I’ve gone to, Christina is very aware and will make sure that you understand the poses and makes sure you’re doing them properly. I’ve had so many instructors where they didn’t cue or give proper instruction but Christina makes sure you’re getting the full benefit of yoga and part of that is implementing movements correctly. I have learned so much from her and always always love doing yoga with her whether its one on one or in a group. She’s a beautiful gentle soul who is a fantastic yoga instructor that I will continue to recommend to as many people as possible.
~ Diana, 38 yrs old, Realtor