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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, sound and meditation classes, and various workshops to children and adults.
A licensed massage therapist, with now over 22 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. She's a graduate of the Sound Healing Energy school Sage Academy.
Also a certified yoga instructor, Christel has been studying several forms of yoga over the years such as Sivananda, Kripalu, Iyengar and Kundalini Yoga, in Canada, India and USA. Among her wonderful teachers, she counts Karin Stephan (www.yogamacro.com), Usha Devi (Iyengar Institute), Val Spies (The Lotus Pond), Tias and Surya Little/Prajna Yoga... Her many certifications and trainings total over 1200hrs of studies...She has taught thousand of class hours since 2003.
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, Costa Rica, in India, in France, and on the Cape where she moved in 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. Her classes of Ecstatic Dance Paryer are an experience not to be missed!
Christel teaches group yoga classes, and offers private yoga instruction, sound journeys, 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).