Greetings yogis! I’m Christopher Drozd, from Los Angeles, CA. Among other things, I teach Yin yoga.
Around 2005, someone said to me, “Ya know, since you swim, bike, run and lift weights a lot, you might appreciate Yin yoga. Join me for class.” I did, and have been a devotee from then on.
In the years since, I’ve studied under Yin yoga progenitors Denise Kaufman, Paul Grilley, and Grilley’s Taoist Yoga teacher and Yin yoga founder, Paulie Zink. Also, I earned my 200 hr yoga teaching credential under guidance from Colin Wolpert and Yoga NoHo Center studio owner, Karen Russell.
Further, as a professional fitness trainer for better than thirty years, I bring an unusual twist to my Yin yoga classes. More than clanking weights and protein shakes, my lifetime of fitness discovery as a weight-lifter, Ironman triathlete, clinical hypnotherapist, Kung Fu San Soo black belt and as a yogi has shown me how the human body & mind work best in surmounting physical, emotional & spiritual challenges. While much is detailed in my book, Fitness Straight Up— How to be a better athlete, or at least look like one, I most enjoy sharing my expertise and perspective, first-hand. Perhaps you’ll join me.