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Christy Fenner

 My yoga journey began over ten years ago to complement my passion for endurance sports. I showed up on the mat only searching for a deep stretch after a long training weekend. After the loss of my sister in 2015, I found myself on the mat battling anxiety attacks.  I was literally unable to catch my breath. It was that day that I encountered the Ruach breath of God for myself, and never experienced another anxiety attack. I felt God in Action on the mat and decided to go deeper in my practice. Today I thank my Big Sister for the gift!

My  200-hour training was completed under  the guidance of my Guru Dana A. Smith, the founder and owner of Spiritual Essence Yoga and the creative visionary behind Jiivana (L.I.F.E.) Yoga®.  

I  am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 with the Yoga Alliance™ and a Usui Reiki Practitioner. I am also a Certified Breath Coach®, Gospel Yoga Flow®, Yoga Nidra and Trauma Informed Instructor. 

Wife, mother of four, ultra-marathoner, ultra-distance cyclist, and avid triathlete are all titles that I say "yes!" to, however, the title that matters most is Child of God.

The name Ruach Yogi is my constant reminder that my practice is God in Action. His breath, wind, and spirit moving through me.

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