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Originally from France, then Montreal, Christel lives now on Cape Cod, where she offers massage, practices Soto Zen meditation, and teaches Hatha yoga, Kundalini Yoga, creative movement, chanting and meditation classes, and various workshops to children and adults.
A licensed massage therapist, with now over 15 years experience, , Christel has studied massage therapy in Montreal at the Holistic Health Center Hito, the Guijek Institute, and with the International Association of Infant Massage. She has studied Thai Yoga Massage with Jonas Westring, and with the Lotus Palm School. Christel has been working as a massage therapist since 1999, in private practice and studio, home visits, health centers, and resorts. Her clients often report on her massage sessions as “feeling like being in Heaven".
Christel is a Usui Reiki Practitioner certified at the Master Level. She also studied Advanced Crystal Healing and Chakra Balancing with Paulette O'Rourke. These modalities can be incorporated in Reiki treatments.
Also a certified yoga instructor, Christel (Seva Simran Kaur) has been studying several forms of yoga over the years such as Sivananda, Kripalu, Iyengar and Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), in Canada, India and USA. Among her wonderful teachers, she counts Karin Stephan (www.yogamacro.com), Gurmuk Kaur Khalsa (www.goldenbridgeyoga.com), Val Spies (The Lotus Pond), Yogi Sivadas (http://www.yogatribe.com/)...
Christel concentrated her study in “Zen Yoga/Yoga Energetique" during 6 years and received teacher training in Montreal with her late master Benie Deswarte (inspired with the Master Masunaga’s Zen shiatsu tradition) in 2003. Since then, Christel has taught yoga in different settings in Montreal, Canada, Sedona, Az, Golfito, Costa Rica, in India, and on the Cape since 2005.
With a background as a dancer, performer and movement teacher, Christel has studied and practiced several forms of dance including Modern, Capoeira, African, Belly Dance, Balinese, Flamenco. She also explored Biodanza®, Kripalu's DanceKinetics (YogaDance), and Dance Meditation with Dunya. After being a guest teacher for DanseEssence in Montreal, she certified as an instructor of Beth Rigby's Yoga Meets Dance™, in 2005.
Christel teaches group yoga classes, and offers private yoga instruction as well, workshops and creative movement classes to adults and children. Christel also offers her services now as a Fire Dancer on private parties on Cape Cod or Goa (video coming soon).