Christy Boaman's journey to the mat began many years before she entered a studio. Throughout adolescence her relationship with her own body, her sense of self and her peers had always seemed forced. She never really felt like she belonged in her own skin, much less with the company of others. When memories of childhood trauma surfaced, her struggles to relate all made sense. So it began, her path to self, healing and yoga.
In college, yoga became a tool for self exploration and preservation, however, it didn't become a way of life until well after her graduation day. Whilst facing another huge life change, yoga reemerged and over the next ten years she discovered a stability and self-worth that, unbeknownst to her, had been there the entire time. She knew that the science of yoga was here to stay and she began to entertain the idea of becoming a yoga teacher herself.
As her sense of self grew stronger, so did the clarity about how she would offer help to others. Being no stranger to a life of service, Christy has an occupational history in pediatric dental assisting, hospitality and Clinical lab science for the VA hospital. Although she knew she was helping others, there was still something missing from these career paths. While exploring other career options, yoga therapy emerged. As a precursor to becoming a yoga therapist, she completed her yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in September of 2015. She became a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist in the fall of 2016 and has been seeing clients since.
Christy fell in love with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy because it is client directed and empowering. She believes that the body harbors wisdom about all aspects of life. "If a client is willing and ready, the body will give the answers they seek," she says.