Yoga by Chris Chris Diduch

Christine Diduch, a.k.a. Chris, is a "Yogi" living in Midland, Ontario.

In 2014, after more than two decades working as a printer, running colour offset printing presses in Windsor, Ontario, Chris made a career change. Chris relocated to Midland to pursue her life passion in Yoga. Following her heart, expressing her authentic self and doing the things she loves took courage, she has no regrets.

As a respected Yoga instructor, Chris offers Yoga lessons in her home and at community facilities. Click here to view class schedules and find out how to register.

For Chris, Yoga was an enabling practice. It opened her willingness to explore new opportunities and take calculated risks - to do the things that mattered most to her. Chris had dabbled in the arts for decades and as she embraced Yoga, she wanted to find ways to use that rejuvenating energy flow to work more consistently at creating beauty and joy. Chris has found joy and peace through regular Yoga practices, and she is keen to share that positive energy with others. She strives to teach others the essence and spirit of themselves, through the places and things that matter to them.

Chris offers numerous Yoga classes that are accessible to all levels of ability. From beginner to advanced, she can format a program to suit your needs. Some of the classes offered include, but are not limited to:

Gentle Yoga (Vinyasa Yoga)

This is a passive, gentle style of Yoga. All areas of the body are targeted through a flow, from seated, to standing, to floor poses. It is accessible for all abilities.

Yin Yoga

Yin is a more meditative practice as poses are held longer using props (blankets, bolsters and blocks) in seated postures or laying face upward. Yin Yoga works the tissues of ligaments, joints, and the body’s deep fascial network.

Chair Yoga

A version of Gentle Yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using the chair for support. Chair Yoga is appropriate for people with more limited flexibility or balance, including older adults or those with disabilities. It is for anyone looking to improve flexibility and strengthen personal body awareness.

Private Classes

Private Classes are offered weekly, and are formatted to the level of the participants in that class. They can be scheduled as needed. Gather your friends and make a Private Yoga Class your new evening activity!

Before engaging in any new physical activity consult your physician

There are numerous benefits to practising Yoga which can include:

Improvement in Flexibility

This is one of the most obvious benefits of Yoga. With ongoing practice, there is a gradual loosening of ligaments in the body. Eventually, poses once impossible are easily achieved.

Improved Posture and Balance

Through regular Yoga practice you achieve a more balanced way of being - the body becomes more flexible and your mind's ability to focus is enhanced. You learn to "flow" physically, and your movements become more fluid and graceful. This new sense of balance can help prevent falls.

Improved Muscle and Strength

The positions and exercises of Yoga help improve muscle strength. Yoga provides a balance between strength and flexibility which helps guard against back pain and arthritis.

Improved Blood Flow

The relaxation exercises of Yoga can help circulation, especially of the hands and feet. Twisting poses are thought to wring out venous blood from internal organs and allow oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. Various inversions are used to encourage venous blood from the legs and pelvis to flow back to the heart. This may help relieve problems such as leg swelling.

Yoga is about the mind and body working together to improve overall health.

Improves Happiness and Lowers Anxiety

Some studies have found consistent Yoga practice can help alleviate depression and improve one's sense of well-being.

Rejuvenates Sleep Patterns

By relaxing both the physical body and the mind, Yoga can improve sleep and reduce some of the effects of insomnia.

Stimulates the Whole Person

The practice of Yoga helps remove sluggishness from the body and aligns the body with a more alert mind.