Khristine is the co-owner of 9th Limb Yoga, she is so excited to bring the traditional aspects of the practices to Morro Bay. Her and her Husband moved to the Central Coast 3 years ago from San Francisco where she had been teaching for 7 years. Khristine found yoga as a way of self care in 2006, She had been a social worker and was feeling burnt out. the profound insights and awareness gave her tools for life off the mat and shifted how she could serve different communities. Yoga gives her a way to take care of her self physically , mentally and spiritually and to find deeper connection
In 2010 she Started Yoga Punx a donation based program in the bay area, to bring yoga to folks who would normally not seek it out. Today Yoga Punx has grown internationally. In 2011 Khristine started making trips to Mysore India to study with Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Institute and in 2015 was authorized to teach the Ashtanga Method. The practice of yoga has transformed her life, and she teaches from that place. She also believes in being a student first and paying homage to her teachers who have transmitted the beautiful teaching to her. Thank you Sharath Jois, Devorah Sacks, Stephanie Snyder and Steve Dwelly
200 hour Vinyasa with Stephanie Snyder, Authorized level 1 KPJAYI with Sharath Jois Mysore India
Certified Sivananda Yoga Instructor (200 hours),
I was an active tumbler and gymnast in my youth and later, found I enjoyed stretching out before my soccer practice rather than the actual game. Perhaps this is what brings me to yoga as well, and what I bring to my class; the quiet discipline of a regular practice, acceptance of all capabilities, discovering one’s inner strengths, gentle assistance to practitioners of all levels, forgetting one’s past failures, living fully in the present, and always, practice in bearing the heart of a spiritual voyager. Yoga for me is a wordless prayer, a regular companion, involving and healing the entire body, both spiritual and physical.
Bhava Das – co-owner
After many years playing mini tours as a professional golfer and suffering from multiple repetitive injuries, I stopped playing golf and instead practiced yoga. Yoga provided me the chance to heal and revive my body and mind in a calm, non-competitive environment.
Through my yoga practice and teaching, I have experienced vulnerability, self-love, and a willingness to let go of judgment, learning and mentoring to live fully in the present. Conscious breath (pranayama), alignment, and movement are indispensable tools on the journey towards self-awareness, understanding, and acceptance. My teaching style is playful, infused with a sense of curiosity essential for self-discovery, and yet delivered in a safe manner. Specialties include: Hatha, Restorative, Sunrise and Gentle Yoga.
Certified Yoga Teacher – Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200
Licensed Massage Practitioner
The methodological discipline her teachers instill into her personal practice greatly influence her teaching style. the importance of alignment and stability, and syncing the breath with body movement is underlined in all her classes.
she’s so super grateful for her teachers and intends to be a lifetime student of this practice; always learning, constantly striving to improve herself. her mission is to inspire others to realize their full potential; encouraging them to take their newfound confidence and clarity off the mat and into everyday life.
Angela Sarah North
I became inspired to teach yoga after a few years of being a practitioner of yoga and beginning to notice the new found spaces from within that were leading me to live a more awake and aware life. I have found we heal in the pauses, the spaces in between breath and thought and sound. We heal when we begin to slow down and land in the very moments of our life.
Yoga is a powerful gateway for purification and transformation. I fell in love with Yin Yoga for it teaches me how stillness, softness and silence can lead me inwards and towards myself in ways I have never experienced before.
Sera has been a lifetime student and accomplished teacher of Yoga and Ayurveda. She has been blessed with teachers who have searched classically for the patterns of the Universe and Spirit. Her studies and experiences in the realms of Yoga, Mantra, and Ayurveda all serve to assist in increasing her depth, sensitivity, and simplicity in ways she lives and practices.
Her primary source training has allowed her to be a dynamic teacher and facilitator of the modern age. She is fluent in human physical and psychological mechanics and thus can adjust sequences, lectures, and treatment plans rapidly to accommodate to individuals’ present needs.
Some of her teachers include, Andrey Lappa of Universal Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, Sankalpah College of Yoga (Yoga), Parvathy Baul, Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and Raghunath Cappo (Mantra), Vaidya Kashyapa Fischer, Dr. Vasant Lad, Vaidya Ravi of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram, the California College of Ayurveda, Dr. Claudia Welsh, Dr. Cate Stillman (Ayurveda), Vladimir Yatsenko (Sanskrit), Michelle Johnson (Skill in Action) and Kerri Kelly (CTZNWell). Her teachers of touch include those at Sunshine School (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Ohm (Omsala Chiang Mai, Thailand) for the wisdom of Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang.
Each of her teachers has forever moved her to teach from a heartfelt space of humble knowledge, respect, and intuition – qualities ever present in yoga and its teachings.
In classes we will focus on the science behind the relationships between the body, the mind, and their bridges . We are concerned with the flow of prana, how and where it moves and does not move in posture, in nadi, with consciousness. Using the paradigms of Ha-tha Yoga and Ayurveda we will explore our capacity to be both strong and flexible, moving and still, Ha and Tha, and of course, migrating in the direction of steady appreciation and awareness.
I am a 500 RYT and have trained with various teachers and schools. This has included a 200 Hour Vinyasa Training with Cleveland Yoga and a Yin, Restorative, & Bhakti Training with Allison Eaton and Mercy Ananda. Most recently, I spent a month intensive learning about the interconnection of yoga and Earth Medicine with Lacey and Darin Lehman and Srimati Hughes. There are so many teachers that I am grateful for, especially those at 9th Limb Yoga. I will be a forever student of the practice and I feel grateful every day to continue learning. I love sharing the magic of yoga with others.
As a teacher, my ultimate intention is kindness. I teach as a way to facilitate an experience where individuals are able to tap into their inner worlds and find a gentleness with themselves. Rumi has my favorite quote: “Love is the bridge between you and everything.” I believe the practice of yoga has a way of helping individuals to find love with themselves and for others.
Peach Friedman, E-RYT 500, has been studying the system of yoga since 1997, and began teaching yoga + other movement practices from her family’s studio in 2001, and training teachers since 2012. A former studio owner, Peach is on the faculty for 200 and 300-hour Teacher Training programs with The Mazé Method, a yoga school based in Los Angeles.
Also the author of the internationally acclaimed memoir, Diary of an Exercise Addict, Peach has worked for over a decade helping women recover from eating disorders, both in the clinical setting, as well as through special retreats, workshops, and other offerings.
A poet and a deep seeker, Peach earned her BA in Writing from Naropa University in 2001 with a minor in Traditional Eastern Arts, and her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts in 2006, where her thesis, a book of poems entitled The Body Does Not Rise, examined her relationship between the physical body and the written word.
Exposed to yoga from a young age, Peach’s practice developed seriously at the age of seventeen when she was first introduced to Integral Yoga as taught by students of Swami Satchidananda. When she was twenty-one, grief and unexpressed fears married with Peach’s fascination of her body’s boundaries, and she developed anorexia, from which she recovered with an increased curiosity to both understand, and better care for, her body.
Peach has been influenced by teachers in several lineages, and is grateful to Cori Maritinez, Gina Minyard, Cherie Healey, and Livia Cohen-Shaprio for their close mentorship and teachings over the past many years. Devoted to continuous study, Peach continues to work closely with her primary teacher and colleague, Noah Mazé. She considers herself a forever student.
Peach has two children, a cute husband, a garage full of bikes, and a love of good chocolate.