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Uplift Yoga

Owner: Chris Blum

 

Who is Chris Blum?

Mother, Cook & Yogi

Chris Blum is a fourth generation Californian born in the 1970's in Redwood City, California, just south of San Francisco. She is married, has two boys in grade school and lives with three cats and one dog. She is a passionate cook with over 1,500 published recipes on her food blog. She has also run a successful Marketing Consulting Business since 2003, PipelineDemand

 

Chris has been practicing yoga off and on for most of her adult life. In 2016, she attended her first Hot Yoga class at a local studio in Hayward and was hooked! In the spring of 2018 when her yoga school created its first Yoga Teacher Training program, she convinced her family that they could survive without for every other weekend for four months. She received her 200 YTT and became a Certified Yoga Teacher, in August of 2018. 

Chris was first exposed to Sound Baths in 2017 at a Heartsong Bath in Oakland hosted by the amazing Suzi Lee and she was hooked! The sound of the bowls helped deepen her meditation and left her feeling refreshed and relaxed. She quickly bought her first three bowls from Crystal Tones, then a couple more from The Crystal Room in Mt. Shasta. She now has 10 bowls and is adding more all the time.   

 

Less than a week after her 200 YTT, she held her first Sound Bath workshop at Hot Box Yoga. Over 28 people attended and she knew she found her true calling when she saw how relaxed everyone was during the Sound Bath. All of the stress from their week washed away in less than an hour. Bring relaxation and healing to every one she can reach has become her new calling. 

Chris has also been practicing aromatherapy for several years and has an extensive collection of essential oils she uses to make custom blends for her classes and meditations. You can always expect her classes to smell as good as they make you feel. 

Most recently Chris has been exploring sound and chakra healing. She has her Level 1 Certification in Crystal Bowl Healing from the Sound Healing Academy. She has an every growing family of Crystal Tones Singing Bowls, you can learn more about them here

Yoga Teacher Training opened her eyes to the other aspects of yoga and she has been exploring all types of healing, meditation and pretty much anything "woo woo" that has crossed her path. When at her desk she is always listening to yoga podcast, mindfulness workshop or similar type mind expanding audio book. 

 

She is grateful to all her yoga teachers that have been such a HUGE part of her journey, especially Janet Perez and Simona G Yoga. And to her family for supporting her on her new path. 

 

Other Certifications Chris has completed:

  • 200 hour RYT from Yoga Alliance

  • Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Sound Healing With Crystal Singing Bowls! from  the Sound Healing Academy (SHA). 

  • Level 1 Reiki Healing from Usui Ryoho Reiki

  • Pet & Animal Reiki Master from Usui Ryoho Reiki

  • Ayurveda Basics by Janet Perez from Udemy

  • Certified Crystal Practitioner

  • Chakra 101 Certification from Yoga Alliance 

  • Professional Diploma in Feng Shui

  • Certified Happiness Coach 

 
 

"The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live."

Victor Hugo

 

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