For Christa, living with arthritis, and teaching yoga are integrated. She credits her yoga practice for her effective pain management skills and success in managing her disease. Aqua yoga has been integral to this journey because it’s kind to joints. It's also easy for beginners to start an aqua yoga practice, and yet challenges advanced practitioners in new ways. Being passionate about aqua yoga, she wants to see aqua yoga in more communities worldwide. Christa has been practicing yoga for close to 30 years and is an ERYT-200/ RYT 500 teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Yoga for Arthritis Instructor. She combines her knowledge and love of yoga, with her AEA & ATRI training in this blended discipline of aqua yoga to provide classes, trainings, and certifications for diverse audiences.