Dharma House School of Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training
Meet the Instructors

Christy Harris, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, C-IATY, Lead Trainer

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Christy Harris, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, C-IATY, Lead Trainer

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Christy began the study of yoga with Rama Joyti Vernon in 2014. This strong foundation in yoga philosophy, deeply rooted in the yoga sutras, has been the foundation of her training in understanding the yogic perspective of how the mind works in conjunction with the body, breath, and emotions. Christy got her Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certificate from the Himalayan Institute and completed Advanced Studies from The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies In 2017. She completed the KC Yoga Therapy Program in 2020. She is a Certified Archetypal Consultant through CMED Institute with Caroline Myss. She has earned her Level 3 CPD Award in Animal Assisted Therapy, and also holds a Certificate in Therapeutic Art. Christy is continuing her education through The American Institute of Vedic Studies and is a current student of Dr. David Frawly.

She is a co-founder and lead trainer at the Dharma House School of Yoga, RYS 200, the foundation of the IIYS teacher training program, and teaches yoga at the Muchnic Art Gallery. Christy guides and supports her students with humor and compassion. She combines her knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga with the ability to interpret archetypal patterns to identify patterns in the body, mind, and psyche that contribute to presenting symptoms in daily life. Christy lives on her small goat farm where she enjoys preserving the beauty and integrity found in the artistry of living close to the earth, growing food, working with herbs, and creating natural products from her beloved goat's milk.

Meet the Instructors

Christy Harris, E-RYT500, AYS, C-IAYT, YACEP, Lead Trainer

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Christy, (Dharana Shakti), practices and teaches yoga and Ayurveda with great love and sincerity from her small goat farm in Kansas. She desires to teach these self-healing practices in a way that is easily obtainable for everyone.

Christy is a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Certified Ayurveda Specialist with the Himalayan Institute, and Certified Archetypal Consultant with the CMED Institute. She earned her Level 3 CPD Award in Animal Assisted Therapy and also holds a Certificate in Therapeutic Art. She is currently under the tutelage of Swami Premajyoti Saraswati.

Christy is the Director and lead teacher of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies, IAYT accredited yoga therapy training program RYS 300/500. She is a co-founder and lead trainer at the Dharma House School of Yoga, RYS 200 Christy guides and supports her students with humor and compassion. She combines her knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga with the ability to interpret archetypal patterns to identify patterns in the body, mind, and psyche that contribute to presenting symptoms in daily life. Christy enjoys preserving the beauty and integrity found in the artistry of living close to the earth, growing food, working with herbs, creating natural products, and caring for her beloved goats.

Deborah Geiger,  E-RYT 200, RYT500, CPS, ALCAdministration

Deborah (Sraddha Devi) is a back care yoga therapist specializing in posture correction to alleviate low back pain.  She is an RYT 500 and Certified Yoga Therapy graduate of The Institute of Interdisciplinary Yoga Studies, studying under Renee DeTar and Christy Harris's direction. She is a Certified Postural Specialist and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. In 2019 she began studying classical Yoga Nidra with Swami Premajoyti Saraswati and holds a Yoga Nidra guide certification. She is a co-founder and administrator of the Dharma House School of Yoga and teaches yoga at the Muchnic Art Gallery & yoga therapy at LifePoint Yoga Therapy Center.

Deborah works with conditions of the low spine, including spondylolisthesis, stenosis, bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, and Lumbosacral transition vertebrae. She has first-hand knowledge of the chronic discomfort these conditions produce; she has them all.  Deborah shares her natural ability to perceive structural imbalance, giving students key tools to restore and improve posture and range of motion to live pain-free.  She helps students privately or as supportive care for those who have undergone low spine surgeries. Deborah loves working in the arts and living on her certified organic family farm with her husband Jack and three children.  


 
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