Name: Chris Martin
Chris began his yoga journey in his early 20’s. It began for him as a physical pursuit but as his commitment to the practice increased, he found that all aspects of his life were being transformed. Chris was initially looking for a way of enhancing his sporting performances through active recovery. Starting with Bikram and then Power Vinyasa, yoga quickly became a part of daily life for Chris. His passion for yoga grew further as he embraced learning yoga philosophy and history and he began living yoga in all aspects of his life. There were immediate benefits such as chronic injuries dissipating, increased strength and flexibility, reduction in stress and fatigue and most importantly a greater sense of wellness and mental balance. Chris’s yoga journey became a mental and spiritual practice which centres around how to find a deeper connection through the ancient wisdom of yoga.
Chris’s background is in Elite Sports and Education. In younger years he played SANFL Football for Woodville West Torrens, Rowed for SASI, played National League Water Polo and competed Nationally and Internationally as a Road Cyclist. He has coached sport for many years and is currently a High School Sports Coordinator and also teaches Physical Education and Geography. Chris’s passions are family, yoga, education and cycling. Chris has Barkan Level 1 (200hour YTT) and Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training accreditations as well as Power Living (200hr TT) accreditation.
Chris has been blessed with an amazing wife Sally, who is also a wonderful yoga teacher, and a beautiful child who help to keep him striving to be the best he can.
Chris offers a strong physical practice whilst delivering a powerful message, with plenty of fun. He values enthusiasm, compassion and authenticity. His aim is to inspire students to leave their mats after class and continue the practice in their daily lives.
Getting to know the crew:
When you are not extending, bending and sweating what do you like to do?
I love to ride my bike in the early mornings through the Adelaide Hills for hours with my friends.
My toughest learning experience has been…
Letting go of sporting dreams to aspire to different dreams like family, yoga and vocation.
When students walk out of my class I hope the feel…
Connected, balanced, grateful, joyful and invigorated!