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 2 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 incites 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 omige 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
E-RYT 200, YACEP, Master Instructor
Maria fell in love with yoga in 2002 and took her first
yoga teacher training in 2003. She takes a non-dogmatic
approach that is based in both science and tradition. She
loves to teach an eclectic mix of Vinyasa Flow Yoga
(flowing breath with movement), static and alignment-based
postures, and surrendered stretching. Maria’s fifteen-year
background as a Massage Therapist specializing in injury
care and prevention has fostered a focus on the subtle
nuances of proper alignment and bio-mechanics. This has
helped her to develop specific communication techniques to
help others manifest these alignment principles “into”
their bodies. Beyond the physical aspects of asana
practice, Maria believes that yoga is an excellent
facilitator of connecting to one’s inner life. She focuses
much of her teaching on the dynamic dance between
discipline and play, while staying within the boundaries of
rigidity and recklessness. In her classes students have
abounding permission to come as they are, and grow past
their self-imposed barriers.
Maria holds both an E-RYT 200 and a YACEP designation from
Yoga Alliance, and has taught thousands of hours of yoga.
She has had many teachers, both sung and unsung, including:
Brook Boon, Jason Crandell, Seane Korn, Tymi Howard,
Stephanie Adams, Katie Pearson, Kathryne Budig, and Ena
Sorenson. Her 200 hour teacher training was completed
through Yogafit International, and her 300 hour Master
Instructor training with Holy Yoga Global. In addition to
her yoga credentials, Maria holds a Bachelors of Arts in
music from California Polytechnic State University, San
Luis Obispo, is a California State Certified Massage
Therapist (CAMTC), a Certified Health Coach through the
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an ACE Certified
Personal Trainer, and a grateful wife and mother of two.
Since selling her San Luis Obispo based wellness center in
2014, she spends her time enjoying life with her family and
friends, practicing massage therapy part-time, reading, and
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.
Sera has been a lifetime student and accomplished international 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), Dr. Vasant Lad, Vaidya Ravi of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram, the California College of Ayurveda, Dr. Claudia Welsh, Dr. Cate Stillman (Ayurveda). 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.
Elsa is a student of David Williams, Harvey Deutch (PT), Matt Champoux and Mirka Kraftsow. She is currently completing the IAYT Yoga Therapy certification training. Come experience her functional and therapeutic insights into the practice. Off the mat, Elsa enjoys time in nature with her rescue dog, Darwin.
Natalie was first drawn to yoga as a form of fitness in her teens. With continued practice she grew to appreciate and love the more subtle aspects of yoga such a pranayama and meditation. With over 1,000 hours of teacher training, Natalie infuses various styles of yoga into her teaching including vinyasa, kundalini, yoga therapy and sound healing.
Natalie’s classes are carefully planned and full of intention. Along with stretching your body and challenging yourself in new poses, Natalie invites you to observe your mind and thoughts and find the peace and love that is always present, even among chaos. She loves to end her classes with an indulgent sound healing savasana. Come share your smile and energy with her in class.