" The power to thrive is anchored in our breath. I believe that we can all tap into our inner strength and light with simple awareness and a commitment to being fully present in each moment. " ~ Kika
Thank you for visiting my website and exploring ways to bring yoga, breathwork and meditation into your life. As a teacher, public health advocate, mother and writer, I’m here to help guide you towards finding a more simple way to reconnect with your full potential and purpose. While everything you need is already inside of you, my hope is that my offerings will help you to open your heart, find clarity and feel more connected.
I offer Sound Healing Sessions, One-to-One Mentoring, and customized private and group Yoga & Meditation Sessions, including for teacher trainings and retreats. Everything I teach is informed by Ayurvedic principles to cultivate seasonal and daily balance. I provide a holistic and nurturing approach to sustainable change that is targeted to YOUR needs and I look forward to working with you.
With gratitude and love,
Christina Wypijewska (Kika) MPH, ERYT500, YACEP
A graduate of Vassar College and Yale University, with a Masters in Public Health, I’ve been committed to advocating for the human right to physical and mental health through decades of service working in the global health field. I have extensive experience teaching yoga and meditation, including training other teachers. My approach draws from a deep well of many traditions and the timeless wisdom of the ancient teachings. Since 2011, I have been working to empower teenagers to find balance in their lives using meaningful self-care practices from the Yoga and Ayurveda traditions. In 2015, I developed and still direct a comprehensive yoga and mindfulness program designed to complement swim training at the the Berkeley Aquatic Center, which is designed to empower young athletes to find balance and maximize their full potential beyond athletics. My goal as a teacher and advocate is to guide you on a journey that moves beyond the physical experience of yoga into a deeper exploration of self through powerful practices that integrate movement, sound, breath awareness and meditation. I am grateful to all of my teachers over the years, especially at Ananda Ashram.
Select Credentials & Training
Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Sage Academy of Sound Energy, NY
500-hour Advanced Teacher Training, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NY
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Ananda Ashram, NY
100-hour Ayurveda Training, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NY
The Ayurvedic Art of Health & Healing, Dr, Vasant Lad
Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
Yoga for Autism Training, The Integral Yoga Institute
Yoga for Cancer Care Training
Masters in Public Health, Yale University
Degree in Biology, Vassar College
Published Work with the National Academy of Sciences, Mothering Magazine, JAMWA