About Christa Fairbrother
Welcome to my Story...
I've had a very diverse professional background. In one of my past careers, I was a farrier. The constant hunchbacked position of that job led me to explore some options to preserve my back, and I ended in my first yoga class. That was my introduction to yoga, and after 5 years of classes I'd integrated the yoga into my life enough to have a daily personal practice.
When it was time for me to move on from being a farrier, I went to England for graduate school in Museum Education. Not as huge a change as that sentence implies because I already had two art degrees.
After working in museums and the birth of my second son, my health took a turn for the worse and I was diagnosed with Lupus. That was an adjustment, but I stabilized and after twenty years of yoga and settling both my kids in school, it finally seemed like the right time to do a yoga teacher training program. In the middle of the program, my diagnosis was officially changed to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease The only explanation I had for my relatively pain free status was my consistent yoga practice. I entered the program not knowing if I wanted to be a yoga teacher but the diagnosis solidified my desire to bring yoga to others who were struggling with health challenges.
These diverse careers and autoimmune diseases have had an impact on my teaching style. I'm really concerned with the health of your feet, I try to explain things in ways everyone will understand since we all have different learning styles, and I want yoga to improve your health and life.
I currently specialize in making yoga accessible to others with chronic health challenges, whether in the pool or on land. If you're in the Tampa Bay area, schedule a private session or join me in a class. If you've found me online, sign up for my email list so you can join me digitally.
My teaching style...
Christa Fairbrother, RYT-500, ATRIC
Certified Yoga for Arthritis Instructor
Certified Aqua Yoga Specialist
MA, Museum of Education, University of Leicester
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