Christian was introduced to the practice through a friend in 2001 and practiced sporadically on his own with the guidance of Light on Yoga, before beginning an Ashtanga practice and taking his first trip to Mysore in 2005. Inspired to learn more of the practice he first studied for two years in New Zealand under authorised teachers Peter Nilsson and Jude Hynes attaining YA500 qualifications.
Returning to Australia, Christian continued his studies and teaching under the guidance of certified teacher Dena Kingsberg for the next seven years, completing her three year course of study and teaching and assisting in her Byron Bay shala. During this period he maintained regular trips to Mysore to continue to study with Pattabhi Jois, Saraswathi Jois and R.Sharath Jois attaining authorisation to teach in 2014.
In 2015 Christian opened his own shala, The Ashtanga Room, and continued to teach and practice daily until moving to Port Macquarie in July 2018 with his beautiful, young family.
Christian is honoured and gracious for the opportunity to share his teaching with the local Ashtanga community here in Port Macquarie. He has a commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment in his classes, with a strong focus on building a stable foundation, clear connection to the breath and subtle, gentle adjustments to enable the student to connect to the powerful healing and nurturing elements of the practice.