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Christie Pitko
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About Me

Christie Pitko, E-RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit and ignited creativity. She teaches an alignment-based vinyasa flow, and enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds. Christie received her 200-hour teaching certificate in 2011 from White Lotus Foundation, and 300-hour advanced training in 2015 at Barefoot Movement. She is also a certified Relax and Renew restorative yoga teacher trainer, having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2016. Christie has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She enjoys hosting yoga retreats in California and abroad, and is passionate about the power of daily meditation. Christie is also a reiki master, and worked at the Las Vegas Recovery Center for over four years, helping substance abuse patients. Connect with Christie at https://www.shiftingandinspired.com


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Thank you so much to Christie Pitko for creating such a wonderful retreat experience. Her skills as a teacher are above and beyond precise, welcoming and allow so much space as a student to be exactly where you are at yet feel challenged at the same time. The hotel was magical and the food was abundant and incredibly delicious! I left feeling regenerated and reinspired in my practice and look forward to finding more of her classes!
Such a great trip. Really cool lodge, beautiful scenery. The instructor, Christie Pitko, was fantastic. And the other members of the group were warm and personable!
It was absolutely wonderful. Will definitely book again for next year. I really enjoyed the classes, the company and especially the food. Would suggest mentioning when meeting with attendees the Friday meet/greet that they need to squeeze into the space, so when putting down their mats for the first time, to be aware of it. Such a minor critique, but it being my first yoga retreat, I ended up wedged up on the wall and wasn't 100% sure of protocol. Loved every minute and wished it was 1 day longer, to be honest! See you next year!
I had an amazing time With Christie! The location was perfect to get away and relax. My meditation and yoga practice benefited from her experience and energy. As a yoga instructor, I am always looking to gain different perspective and insights. She opened my eyes to help me see deeper into my practice.
What an awesome location at the beautiful green rolling hills at IONS in Petaluma, and the yoga and meditation retreat was a deeply, enriching experience filled with many insights and healing on many levels. I highly recommend attending, and Christie was a fabulous facilitator. I hope to attend more in the future!
Great experience overall. Lovely people, amazing food and mindfulness. I came back from the retreat rested. Thank you for arranging the trip!
Christie's yoga classes, meditation and mala making was awesome! This venue was the perfect space for the workshop and the grounds were absolutely spectacular. I'm so glad that Christie chose this venue to host her yoga workshop. It was fairly easy to find the center and was simply relaxing. Also the food was so delicious and healthy! The rooms were comfy and clean. I'd definitely go back to the retreat center for a yoga workshop with Christie. She is an awesome yoga instructor, great classes, gentle and mindful of the type of asanas the class should engage in especially after meals. The inclusion of meditation was a bonus and helped re-boost my daily practice.
Fun get away if you're local.
After five days of revitalizing yoga, delicious food, beautiful accommodations and unforgettable excursions, I left Christi’s retreat feeling healthy and rejuvenated. She was a wonderful host and organized a perfect balance of restoration and activity. I highly recommend one of Christi’s retreats to any vacationer who appreciates nature, health and good company. Thanks, Christi!
This was a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Had a wonderful time with everyone that joined the trip - some of THE nicest people I've met in my travels. Really made the experience enjoyable. Christie's morning yoga got us going for our day and evening yoga was relaxing and the perfect way to wind down from the day. The reiki session I had with Christie was relaxing and peaceful. The hotel was a lovely quaint, property by the ocean with good food and a relaxing atmosphere. Exactly what I'd hoped my experience on this retreat would be and I would absolutely recommend going on a retreat with Christie.
The yoga retreat was fantastic! I enjoyed the people, the atmosphere, the food and the yoga!!
I had the most wonderful time on this yoga adventure. I honestly loved everything about it! The yoga teacher, Christie, lead us through two daily classes that were thoughtful and engaging, full of flow and fun. The hotel (The Rip Jack Inn) was very nice, it felt very personal and familiar, like staying at a friend's estate on the beach. On that note, the hotel was a 2 minute walk from an incredible beach... just beautiful. The restaurant was accommodating and the food was very good. Overall, the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The group of yoga participants were all friendly and we had a great time together. I only wish it was longer. I would absolutely do a retreat with Christie again, anytime!
The hot springs were a great feature, but my favorite part of the retreat was the reiki session. Christie made everyone feel comfortable by describing what reiki is and how she learned about it. The yoga sessions were fantastic -- just the right balance of challenge and relaxation. Meeting the other retreaters was fun as well!