Christine Donovan, Director and ERYT-500. I discovered yoga in 1998 while pregnant with my first child and immediately fell in love with the practice. As a mother of four and business owner I have relied on yoga and meditation to cultivate inner peace, patience and tranquility -balancing my personal needs, while meeting the needs of both family and business.
I completed my RYT200 hour at Asheville Yoga Center, under the guidance of Stephanie Keach, Kimberley Puryear, Michael Johnson, Libbey Hinsley, Joe Taft, Shala Worsley and several more fabulous teachers, each of whom brought their unique style to the program creating a blend that was both amazing and inspirational. I will always hold a deep gratitude in my heart for their teachings. The 200 hour program at AYC ignited me to continue my studies and I enrolled in AYCs 300 hour Yoga Therapeutics, under the direction of Libbey Hinsley. Libbey managed the Yoga Theraputics program in such a way that exceed all expectations, she held space for all of the students with integrity and grace - I will forever use her as a model to aspire to. Forever at student, I'm eternally grateful for all my teachers, past and present, especially my parents, husband and children.
In 2015, after completing my RYT300, in therapeutics from Asheville Yoga Center, I decided to change gears and begin teaching full time. In 2016, I found a perfect location to open Zen Yoga Center - a place to be, with hopes of sharing the practice of yoga and meditation with others. At Zen Yoga Center, we use our extensive training from teachers both past and present to teach and cultivate awareness of one’s own practice and life process.
My aim is to teach students how to be present, content and happy, just as they are today - this is sometimes challenging but is the first step in a beautiful process of self awareness and wellness. At Zen Yoga Center we focus on wellness, by recognizing the joy and beauty and happiness that resides naturally within, that is available to everyone no matter what challenges life presents to us.
I hold a BA degree in Business/Psychology, summa cum laude, KSU. I enjoy my time with my family, I love to hike, travel and find new adventures. Learning something new is my favorite pastime. Naturally a skeptic, I question everything - always searching for the truth.