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Sound Healing Facilitator
Yoga and Movement Specialist
Intuitive Body Worker
Cristy Candler has been teaching, practicing and studying yoga, movement and sound for over twenty years. She began as an early ballerina and after acquiring her BFA degree in dance and theater from Loyola Marymount University, Cristy became a professional dancer and subsequent triple threat, performing at The Kennedy Center, The United Nations, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and in major blockbuster Broadway hits such as Aida, the original cast of Wicked, Chicago, and Rock of Ages. Cristy is on the cast album for Wicked and played the principle role of Nessarose for over three years on Broadway and in the Los Angeles first national tour. She also had the good fortune of performing at the Superbowl, on the Tony Awards shows, in Times Square and at Madison Square Garden.
Along with Cristy’s illustrious performing career, she also fitness modeled for Yoga Journal (cover of June ’06 and the calendar), Body & Soul, and Real Simple magazines. Cristy was the yogi for both DVDs and books, Yoga in Bed and Yoga for Suits, featured on Good Morning America. Cristy is also seen in various national commercials and some straight to DVD indie films.
On top of her professional performing career, Cristy studied with some of the best yoga masters in New York City, including the Jivamukti method with her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life. Cristy taught yoga at Laughing Lotus NY, Sankalpah, Crunch Fitness, Synergy gyms, and various corporate yoga environments. Cristy taught yoga in the Broadway community as well, onstage before curtain. She attributes her deep studies of yoga philosophy to maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit for over thirteen years on Broadway.
CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS:
Advanced Crystal SoundEnergy™ Certification: a year long training with leading sound expert, Tryshe Dheveny
Restorative Yoga Certification: Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peale
Jivamukti Yoga: Sharon Gannon and David Life residency at Omega Institute
Laughing Lotus Yoga: Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi
White Lotus Yoga: Ganga White and Tracy Rich
Interior Alignment: LuAnn Cibik and Denise Linn