SoulSpring Wellness focuses on therapeutic movement and holistic practices for healing. Part of this is expressed through offering of therapeutic yoga/ gentle movement classes and private sessions, as well as hosting master teacher Judith Hanson Lasater as ongoing education for fellow yoga teachers, therapists and movement enthusiasts.
Christina Niven, trained yoga therapist and yoga teacher since 2000, as well as lifelong learner and health/wellness/movement enthusiast, brings an in-depth knowledge of yoga, anatomy, biomechanics and movement to her classes and private sessions with clients. She has helped individuals to shift and transform their bodies from being in pain, discomfort and limitation to finding greater freedom of movement, ease and wellbeing. Christina adapts her teaching to suit student’s level of ability and provides a safe, supportive environment in which people can unwind and let go from the stresses of their lives.
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.
The highlight of my typically busy week is without question attending Christina’s yoga class. There is a nice blend between the combinations of yoga moves along with a continuity of attention to detail and feedback. By the time the class is finished I feel both mentally and physically refreshed – and can’t wait for the next class!
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.
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.
Over a year ago, I was looking for a yoga instructor for my studio, CORE, and was given Christina’s name from a mutual client. Christina started teaching at my studio once or twice a week and was an instant success. Her experienced and caring style of instruction is a value to me as a business owner and as one of her students. I never want to miss a single yoga class Christina teaches at my studio – it’s become a highlight of my week!
Christina is passionate about yoga and her practice and it radiates in her teachings. She is extremely knowledgeable and provides insightful instruction not only on a physical level that allows you to explore your individual potential but also takes you on a spiritual journey if you wish to go! With her gentle nature and wit you always leave her class feeling relaxed, centered a little bit taller and a whole lot lighter!