My name is Chris Miyachi and I've been doing all kinds of yoga and fitness for thirty years. I'm a yoga teacher, a runner with the Merrimack Valley Striders, a skier and snowboarder. I love to mountain bike and hike, and I still play women's lacrosse on a local team, and love working out with kettlebells. I'm interested in all kinds of movement.
I have completed the teacher training in the Iyengar system with Patricia Walden. I take local classes weekly with Iyengar teachers Patricia Walden, Peentz Dubble, and am studying to become a certified Iyengar instructor.
In the summer of 2006 I completed a 500 hour Forrest Teacher Training Foundation course and in 2007 I completed the Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training (75 hours). I've assisted Ana Forrest at a weekend workshops, teacher training intensives and the Yoga Journal Conference in Boston. I've also completed an apprenticeship at Back Bay Yoga in Boston with Lynne Begier where I have taught.
Since I am also a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer, I became certified in YTU (www.yogatuneup.com). YTU takes exercises from many movement systems to help students gain the strength, mobility, and mindfulness to do classic yoga poses.
In the past three years I have become passionate about kettlebell training and recently became a Level 2 CTK (Certified Kettlebell Trainer) with the IKFF (www.ikff.net) .
I am a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) at the 500 hour level.
For my various certifications and other information, click here for my resume.
To read my yoga blog go to yogalila.