My name is Chrissy Gonzalez and I LOVE yoga!!!
I am a Chicago based yoga teacher, vegan foodie, blogger, traveler and animal lover. The onset of my love affair with yoga almost 20 years ago set in motion an active practice that has allowed me to guide others for over a decade. My formal training began in 2002 with Yoga Works in Los Angeles, and since then I have completed over 500 hours of yoga alliance certified training. I teach alignment based classes flowing with upbeat energy, harmonious movement and a positive outlook.
I stay busy teaching several public classes throughout the city as well leading workshops and retreats. I also love teaching privates, especially because of the special connection this one on one format provides.
I’ve always been an animal lover, and am highly involved in several animal rescue and awareness programs. I founded The Yoga Pawject, a non-profit organization that leads several fundraising classes throughout the year. Many of the animals in shelters who have been abandoned and often times abused are the ultimate yogi’s. When adopted, these grateful creatures become loving pets, letting go of any grudges that would otherwise tie them to their sad pasts. I feel there is a valuable lesson we could learn from these animals, and this is what inspired me to put together these special fundraisers.
One of my favorite things to do is to write about what inspires me. I look for beauty and elegance in even the most mundane things. In my blogs, I share my experiences through a collection of photos and thoughts while perusing farmers markets, restaurants and recipes – sustainable furniture, clothing, jewelry and beauty products – yoga studios and teachers – concerts, galleries, fundraisers and festivals – so much beauty to embrace and share.
The discovery of yoga has evolved into a lifestyle far exceeding the margins of my yoga mat. Boundless and constantly transforming, my practice flows and adapts to my daily experience.
Contact me via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org