My mission is to awaken others to the wisdom, healing, and insight that lives within them.
Christina Hong, M.A. (she/her) is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher and developmental psychologist based in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She focuses on having a yoga practice that is inclusive, student-centered, embodiment-focused, and trauma-informed. Influenced by her teachers, Christina's approach focuses on how you do it rather than how much you do.
After 14 years of studying Classical Chinese dance and ballet, Christina unrolled the mat for the first time and fell in love with yoga. She found that mindfulness practices brought clarity and solace to her life both on and off the mat. When connecting the body, breath, and mind, Christina has learned how to observe her mind rather than blindly reacting. In every class that she teaches, Christina aims to inspire her students to feel empowered in their bodies, honor their boundaries, and enjoy the beauty of the peaks and valleys along the way.
When she’s not on the mat, Christina enjoys hiking and foraging for mushrooms, tending to her many plant babies, baking sourdough bread, and playing with Peanut, her 3 year old pit bull.
"Christina brings an energy to her teaching that fills the room. She takes the time to get to know her students which really makes me feel connected during class."
Trainings and Certifications
Trauma-Informed Teacher Training with Allie Hauck and Meg Sangimino
Meg Sangimino Yoga, 2022
Yoga with Scoliosis and Spinal Fusion with Abby Kraai
Abby With The Rods, 2021
pyroPilates with Missy Jones
Bikram Yoga Rockville in partnership with pyroPILATES, 2020
The Psychologically Sound Yoga Classroom with Livia Shapiro
Applied Psychology for Yogis, 2019
M.A. in Applied Developmental Psychology
George Mason University, 2019
Yin 96 Level 1 with Ida Ripley
Bikram Yoga Rockville in partnership with RipT Workshops, 2018
200-Hour Hot Yoga Training with Kyle Ferguson and Diana Kang
Bikram Yoga Rockville, 2017
B.A. in Psychology, Concentration in Developmental Psychology
Minor in English
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2016