Christopher Briney

Chris Briney is one of Metro Detroits most highly trained and well-versed teachers of yoga. He has maintained a near-daily personal yoga practice for over 22 years, and has been teaching since 2001. A student of Iyengar Yoga since 2002, Chris holds the highest level of Iyengar Yoga certification of any male teacher in Michigan and is one of only seven teachers in the state to be certified at the “Intermediate Jr. III” level or above. In 2014, Chris made his first trip to Pune, India to study with B.K.S. Iyengar and his family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. His teaching offers a rich blend of solid methodology gained from extensive training, along with a deeply intuitive approach to transmitting the subject gained from devoted practice. Students enjoy not only his authenticity and integrity but also the good-humor and playfulness with which he guides them to strive toward the ultimate.

Class Offerings: The Body as Instrument

This class will explore how strength, flexibility, and inner sensitivity can be evoked, experienced and refined by a proper orientation to a variety of yoga postures. Basic and refined asana techniques will fuse with deeper philosophical and artistic inquiries to help students explore and experience the capacity that the body, our first instrument, has to evoke transcendent states of being. learning techniques to “play” it with the care and skill that characterize true artistry. The festive and musical atmosphere of the Barefoot and Free weekend provides a perfect backdrop for learning techniques to “play” the compositions we call asanas with the care and skill that characterize true artistry.