Chris Martindale is a Michigan State University Alumni and United States Navy veteran. He served with 1st Battalion 5th Marines as a Hospital Corpsman or “Doc” in Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed twice with one deployment to Nawa, Afghanistan in 2009. He discovered the life-changing power of yoga in 2015 as an alternative treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He realized the benefits of yoga could potentially help other veterans and individuals throughout the community and decided to become an instructor. He completed his yoga teacher training training at Yoga State in East Lansing in 2016 and is a 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor. He completed his 40-Hour Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training and World Paddle Association Level 1 Instructor in 2017 through Sarah Tiefenthaler at YOGAqua. He teaches at Michigan State University and local studios throughout the East Lansing and Lansing area. He is the Yoga Coordinator for Team Red, White, and Blue, Veteran Yoga Project Regional Director and founder of Spartan Yoga Project. He encourages all individuals to try the practice of yoga whether in the studio or on the water.
Float n’ Flow: Step into nature and on to the water. This class combines nature, yoga, breathing and meditation. The first 30 minutes will be a breath-based Vinyasa flow that will challenge your balance and strength. The final 15 minutes are dedicated to calming stretches and a guided, floating meditation utilizing the surrounds of nature to find stillness.
Mermaids and Mermen: Have you ever want to be a Mermaid or Merman? This is your chance. This class allows you to explore the creativity and flow in both your yoga practice and within by mimicking the fluidity and care-free properties of the water. This breath-based and playful movement will harness your inner child and allow you to set your heart free on the water. No judgments allowed.