Yoga Teacher


After years of yoga practice, I went on the journey to India to immerse myself in the home country of yoga and receive my 200-hour teacher training at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul in Rishikesh. This rewarding experience deepened my connection to yoga, meditation and mindfulness, which I want to share with you.

My approach

I am a facilitator of your wellness and healing, employing a mindful approach that focusses on your needs.

Online yoga

Contact me to set up an online yoga session via Skype or Zoom from anywhere in the world. All you need is a mat and a computer or tablet. I will personalize the sessions to your needs and requests, which is much better than simply watching a video.

Yoga styles I teach

Chair yoga

I teach

Groups (Studio/Office/Festival)

I have been teaching at

Benders Yoga
University of Western Ontario
Simon Fraser University
Creative Ink Festival

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Meet yogi Christel Bodenbender, MA, Certified Art Therapist, Registered Yoga Instructor (CYA-RYT 200), ITIL certified

Many people are disconnected from what is going on in their bodies, especially in times of high stress or trauma. Through my yoga and art therapy work, I want to help you get back in touch--emotionally and spiritually--to become whole, which involves body and mind.

I am also trained in energy healing as part of Healing Pathways.

phone: 226-667-5069