Christianne’s exploration of mind, body and soul began 30 years ago, and has taken her all around the globe, coaching and teaching those who share her curiosity. She has been a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist since 2003 and a Certified Yoga teacher since 2008. She applies her passion to refine her understanding of these sciences so that they can be taught in interesting and useful ways. Christianne now lives in Rochester, New York where she is the Director of Assisi Yoga, a program which she founded at her spiritual home – The Assisi Institute.

Advanced Yoga Training Certification
~ Open Sky Yoga Center 2019
Yoga Teacher Training Certification
~ Francois Raoult 2017
Training Certification
~ Open Sky Yoga Center 2015
Restorative Yoga Certification
~ Judith Lasater 2013
Yoga Nidra Certification
~ Shivananda Ashram, 2011
Anusara YogaRYT 200
~ Noah Maze, 2010
Ayurveda Yoga Therapy Certification
~Shivananda Ashram, 2008
Clinical Ayurveda Specialist
~ California College of Ayurveda, 2003
American Institute of Vedic Studies
~ Dr. David Frawley, 2003
Health Coach Certification
A. Association of Lifestyle Counselors, 1996
Fitness Instructor Certification
~School of Fitness I. T., U.C.L.A., 1996
Personal Training Certification
~ American Council on Exercise, 1995
Aerobic Instructor Certification
~A.F. A. A., 1994
Psychology Bachelor of Arts
~ C.S.U.L.B., 1993

What People Are Saying...
Hagop “Jack” BilemjianOwner at TrekOnTrekHagop “Jack” Bilemjian
Owner at TrekOnTrek
Christianne has worked with me over the years to help refine my workouts and diet. She’s really helped to improve my overall health and well being. She provides me with endless suggestions and positive reinforcement for my specific needs. I trust her and rely on her a great deal.
Jeff KoppelmaaIndependent Law Practice ProfessionalJeff Koppelmaa
Independent Law Practice Professional
Christianne brings amazing energy, humor and insight to her consulting practice. Through her expertise at budokan (perhaps best described as a combination of yoga and the Brazilian martial art capoeira) and her deep understanding of ayurveda, Christianne inspired me to take a fresh look at how diet and exercise serve a higher purpose in life.
Steven BellerVisionary, Entrepreneur, IT Inventor, WriterSteven Beller
Visionary, Entrepreneur, IT Inventor, Writer
Christianne is knowledgeable, inspired and caring person who I recommend without reservation.
Consuelo AsperFashion DesignerConsuelo Asper
Fashion Designer
Even for the fortunate ones there should be a level of care with the physical body. Growing up with Christianne as my older sister has been and continues to be an enriching experience where I learn the fundamental tricks to eating what i want, when i want to, while always maintaining a healthy body. Her knowledge goes beyond the nutrition of foods and shapes the fruition of a life.
Kerry Reeder-BeatleyExecutive Assistant to the President at Physicians FormulaKerry Reeder-Beatley
Executive Assistant to the President at Physicians Formula
Christianne is one of the most amazing women I have ever met. When you are within her presence she gives you her undivided attention and helps you to achieve your goals. She is warm and compassionate and her soul is one of an angel. Do not miss an opportunity, reach out to Christianne and she will change your life.
Ann SayeghManager of Digital Development at Los Angeles TimesAnn Sayegh
Manager of Digital Development at Los Angeles Times
My first introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda was with Christianne. She is amazing! Her classes incorporate strength and wellness training for mind, body and spirit. I noticed a sizable difference in my body strength and mood, and my perspective on what is truly important in life has totally shifted. I have always been very active and practiced high intensity sports such as kickboxing, weight lifting and martial arts, so I was initially hesitant about trying a Yoga class. But after working with Christianne, Yoga is now apart of my life, and I can’t thank her enough! She really cares about ...
Cissy Brady-RogersPsychotherapist, teacher, integrative health coach and advocate for compassionate self-care for everyone!Cissy Brady-Rogers
Psychotherapist, teacher, integrative health coach and advocate for compassionate self-care for everyone!
Christianne is a healing presence in the world. I am grateful to know her and support her work guiding others to better health.
John Di Lullo IT and Operations ExecutiveJohn Di Lullo
IT and Operations Executive
Christianne has a unique ability to motivate and inspire anyone who comes in contact with her. She is a committed individual who unselfishly shares her considerable knowledge and passion for Ayurveda in an easy and informative way. Attending Christianne’s classes has been transformational and has had a highly positive effect on my physical and mental awareness.
Penny RayPenny Ray
Christianne is an amazing life coach, friend, spiritual advisor, yoga instructor, personal trainer and Ayurveda Practitioner. She has so much to offer each and every person who is privileged enough to seek her guidance.
Rob TalbertAyurvedic Practitioner & Herbalist at Jivaka AyurvedaRob Talbert
Ayurvedic Practitioner & Herbalist at Jivaka Ayurveda
Christianne was a student of mine at the California College of Ayurveda. She was a joy and a shining light in the class. She was energetic and enthusiastic and inspiring to the other students in the class. At her presentation at graduation she was nothing less than vivacious!
Devi MuellerCAS, Owner at Patterns For LivingDevi Mueller
CAS, Owner at Patterns For Living
Christianne is a dedicated Ayurvedic practitioner who consistently works to increase her knowledge. Her understanding and patient approach to working with clients makes her an excellent practitioner
Dominic MooreHolographic Sound TherapyDominic Moore
Holographic Sound Therapy
Christianne is excellent at giving presentations and leading workshops. She is extremely knowledgeable about Ayurveda, but what sets her apart is her loving heart and genuine desire to inform and empower people for a healthier way of living. She is dynamic and passionate about what she is teaching and you can see and feel her sincerity as she connects with people.
Gwyn ChafetzDirector of Branding at AltaMedGwyn Chafetz
Director of Branding at AltaMed
First and foremost, Christianne cares about each and every person she works with – you get her undivided attention always. Aside from that she is passionate and driven about health care. She practices what she preaches and is a sponge who has spent years learning and doing, not just learning. You and your body are in very good hands with Christianne.
Vidya VenkateshDirector of Niroga AyurvedaVidya Venkatesh
Director of Niroga Ayurveda
Christianne’s warmth, enthusiasm, and friendly nature can make anyone feel comfortable and at ease. This quality makes it a true joy to know and work with her. It also makes her a great healer who individualizes her work with each client. I would highly recommend her as a great Ayurvedic yoga therapist to anyone.
David WellsThai and Indian Yoga Workshop PresenterDavid Wells
Thai and Indian Yoga Workshop Presenter
Christianne is dynamic and inspiring teacher and trainer who has helped numerous people improve their health and well being thru her knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda.

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