Christie Zepeda

In late 2008, Christie wandered into the Sun and Moon Yoga (SMYS) Fairfax studio eager to begin a regular meditation practice. For over a year, she faithfully attended SMYS’ Sunday evening meditation class and that’s when a whole new world began to open to her. Already a home DVD practitioner of Yoga, she knew it was time to step up her Yoga game, it was time to heed her inner calling. Soon after, she began volunteering at the SMYS front desk in exchange for a free weekly Yoga class (SMYS WE program). Highly motivated to share the benefits Christie reaped from a regular Yoga practice, she enrolled in SMYS’s teacher training program and received her 200 hour certification in 2010. She’s been teaching ever since.

Christie especially enjoys introducing Yoga to:
·        those who’ve never practiced it before,
·        those looking to fine-tune their yoga experience, and
·        those curious of reflecting on Yoga’s mind/body/soul connection.

You’ll find an authentic, safe and encouraging space reserved for you within her class- mindful of alignment, inspiring of breath, inviting of ease. Come to learn and strengthen poses, build flexibility, and embrace graceful self-acceptance-no matter where you are in your practice.

Christie Zepeda is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, has completed Level 1 Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery Yoga Teacher Training by the Veterans Yoga Project, and is an Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in training (Summer 2016 anticipated graduation). She’s also a Reiki Master and certified in Thai Yoga Massage. When she’s not teaching group, private, Government, Seniors, or Trauma Sensitive Yoga students, you’ll find her testing a new healthy recipe, by a body of water, taking photographs, or playing with her Maine Coon Cat, “Little Man Tate.” 


Tuesdays – Level 1, 4:45pm - 6:00pm, Arlington

I am really enjoying and appreciating your class. Yesterday I was able to do two things I hadn’t been able to do before, and I was shocked by the absence of the kinds of judgmental thoughts that have sometimes made this practice difficult for me... and while improvement like that is not my stated goal (I’m still working on full presence in the moment), it’s still nice to be surprised by evidence of growth, physically and emotionally / spiritually. I don’t think I would be in this place without the tone and atmosphere you set and create in your classes, and I am so grateful for it.