Christian Reid

Yoga found Christian in 2009 when his mom, a yoga instructor, invited him to attend her class.  He was challenged to explore parts of his body that had never been opened, and was surprised to find release from old emotional and psychological baggage that he was not even aware of carrying.  This discovery of the inseparable nature of mind, body and spirit led Christian to delve deeper into the practice of yoga with the intention to bring balance to his whole being.  As he eagerly practiced all styles of yoga that he encountered, a sense of steadiness and ease precipitated in his mind and body, and the stresses of everyday life became less engrossing and more manageable.  As yoga led Christian to practice self-study more intimately, he was able to articulate his deepest passion of reducing suffering in the world.  Inspired by his mom’s work as an instructor and the easing of his own suffering through practice, he knew that one day he too would love to share the gift of yoga with his community through teaching.

In 2013, Christian moved to Fountain Valley, California to stay with his grandma as her live-in caregiver, and continues to be blessed by the opportunity to directly ease the suffering of someone so dear to his heart.  He continued to practice yoga at home, but had not yet found a studio to call his own.  In August of 2015, he attended his first class at Yoga Tribe and immediately felt at home in a place where his practice could blossom and grow.  Within two weeks, he knew in his heart that this was the place where he would take the next step in his yoga journey.

He completed the 200-hour Warrior Flow Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Tribe in the Fall of 2015 and continued his education with four weeks of hands-on experience and personalized feedback in the Warrior Flow Mentorship Program.  Christian is now registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 certified instructor, and will be continuing his education with Yoga Tribe’s Yin Yoga Training.  He is passionate about all styles of yoga and wishes to learn everything he can, so he may offer yoga in a way that is accessible to everyone, regardless of experience or physical ability.