You must act in order to free yourself.
- Bhagavad Gītā 3.3
Trainings & Qualifications
● A Masters in the Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS with Merit
○ 2015 - 2017
● 800+ Hour Enhanced, Accredited Yoga Teacher Training Course in the Tradition of Professor T. Krishnamacharya & T. K. V. Desikachar, with Colin Victor Dunsmuir
○ 2015 – 2019
● 300 Hour Vinyasa Krama Level Two Yoga teacher training, at Santosha Yoga, Bali. Including a training in pre-natal, post-natal, kids and teenager Yoga
○ August, 2014
● 200 Hour Yoga teacher training with World Yoga Alliance, McLeod Ganj, India
○ August, 2013
● BA in History with First class honours
○ 2012 - 2015
Christabel Reed is a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist trained in Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Sri Desikachar. In 2017 she completed a Masters in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation, SOAS. At the heart of Christabel’s practice and teaching is the exploration of how we can come back to our most natural state and how we may un-peel the layers that are preventing us from connecting to our inherent peace and power - to our wholeness.
As a Yoga Therapist Christabel specialises in one-to-one sessions but also teaches popular weekly group classes around London to cultivate community and accessibility. Classes generally incorporate asana, pranayama, sound, relaxation, visualisation, chanting and meditation practice however, staying true to her tradition, no two classes are the same and instead the tools of Yoga employed are a reflection of the individual(s) in front of her.
Christabel hopes that in the short-term students leave her classes feeling lighter than when they first arrived, that they develop greater awareness and focus, and that rather than perpetuating society’s obsession with productivity and growth, students are guided to let go of comparison and to find compassion, joy and wonder in exactly where they are at. In the longer-term, Christabel offers deeper and more subtle practices that work to reduce the klesha (the 5 afflictions of fear, ego, doubt, aversion and ignorance) that are the root cause of our suffering. Through consistent, grounded and evolving Yoga practice the klesha can be reduced as our light and clarity expands.
Irrevocably inspired by the Bhagavad Gita, Christabel teaches Yoga not to transcend the world but to actively participate within it whilst carving out a deeper sense of purpose, belonging and connection. Christabel believes that we are relational beings intimately connected to all of Life, therefore to heal we must look to heal our relationships with ourselves, others and the natural world. Seeing activism and Yoga practice as analogous, Christabel co-founded Advaya, a systems change initiative empowering collective action and equipping future leaders with knowledge, practices and skills to address the challenges of our time, instigating a culture shift from consumption to regeneration, from apathy to joyful revolution.