Christopher G. Wilkes
Yoga and its Health Benefits – 200 Hr. Registered Yoga Teacher
I am a Columbus, GA native and graduate of Columbus High School. I continued my education at The University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in International Business with a concentration in Real Estate and a minor in Spanish. While practicing Real Estate in Columbus, Georgia, I became certified through the International Fitness association as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor and over the course of time, I became a Yogafit Certified in the following disciplines:
I have been practicing yoga for over 9 years and have been teaching for the past 7 years. I taught yoga at Body Be 1 Personal Training Studio and Fitness Zone for 3 years. I have taught children and adults of all ages at Columbus Karate Academy, I have held special yoga events for organizations such as New Horizons and Americanwork, Inc., and have taught free yoga classes for the community at the Historic Liberty Theatre in Uptown Columbus. I offer private instruction and personal training in home as well as group fitness instruction! I am currently teaching at Art of Yoga in uptown Columbus, The Up Factory, and Namanspa/Chattahoochee Plastic Surgery.
The style of yoga that I teach is the most widely practiced form known as Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga uses postures called “asanas” and conscious breathing called “pranayama” in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation. In our yoga practice we emphasize the importance of always breathing in a steady, even, and controlled flow of breath, and to coordinate our breaths with our movements. After learning the basic poses, we combine the poses together in a flowing sequence called a “vinyasa.” Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and an increased sense of well-being to our bodies, minds, and spirits with each practice.
Yoga is not a religion. It is The Art and Science of “Honestly Expressing” the Healing Power of the Human Body! With each practice we Stretch, Strengthen, and Grow into the Best Versions of OURSELVES!
The Light Within Me, Honors The Light Within You