Meet Christine Balzer-Gibbs
Yoga Teacher & Registered Naturopath
I have over 25 years experience working with people in the field of natural health; through yoga and body/mind work for personal growth and stress management; Kinesiology, Naturopathy and Ayurveda for healing the body. It is my life's commitment to awaken and empower people to create happy, healthy, fulfilled and authentic lives. I delight in sharing my experience, knowledge and skills in the field of yoga and quantum health and wellbeing.
My Own Healing Journey:
My healing journey began in 1978, when, taking a break from teaching on my OE I had a serious accident on a fishing boat in Alaska and fractured my skull and thoracic spine. After returning to New Zealand I could no longer teach. The medical profession said there was nothing more they could do for me, but I knew I was far from right. This is when I discovered Kinesiology and became a Touch for Health instructor and moved to Sydney to study at the NSW College of Natural Therapies, all part of my own healing process.
Yoga Training in India:
Finding a love and natural affinity for healing I continued to expand my learning. I studied hypnotherapy and massage and then in 1984 went to Pondicherry in India, to study at Ananda Ashram with Dr Swami Gitananda for 6 months, where I received my Yoga Teachers Diploma. Dr Swami Gitananda preserved the Rishi Yoga culture in its pure form as it has been handed down through a long line of Rishis who were the ancient enlightened seers that initiated the yoga tradition and Vedic culture.
Setting Up a Yoga and Healing Centre in New Zealand:
While being fully immersed in a very authentic, classical yoga training, I met my husband Eddie from Switzerland and we eventually moved back to NZ in 1987 and set up a floatation tank relaxation centre and yoga studio in Devonport, Auckland, while bringing up our young family.
In 1992 I became an Avatar Master and would run regular nine-day Avatar courses in Auckland and around the country.
My love for learning never stopped and in 2004 I completed my Naturopathic Diploma and set up Lifesource Yoga and Naturopathic Centre. I continue to upskill and learn new tools on a regular basis, thereby always having a range of up-to-date resources with which to help myself and my clients.
- Qualified teacher
- International Yoga Teacher Diploma (India)
- Qualified Registered Naturopath
- Touch for Health instructor
- Kinesiology practitioner
- NLP practitioner
- Massage therapist
- Avatar Master