Christine Diduch, a.k.a. Chris, is a yogi and artist living in Midland, Ontario.
In 2014, after more than two decades working as a printer, running colour presses in Windsor,
Ontario, Chris made a career change. Chris relocated to Midland to pursue her life passions: Yoga
and Art. 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.
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. Her artwork
reflects the joy and peace Chris has found through regular yoga practice, and she is keen to
share that positive energy with others. Through her art she strives to capture the essence and
spirit of the people, places and things that matter to others. Take a few minutes to
see if her
style speaks to you..
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 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.
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
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
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.