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Meet Christina – National Training Director

500 E-RYT

Christina started teaching Yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes fourteen years ago and has loved it since day one!

After many dance injuries, from a professional dance career, Christina found that Yoga and Pilates were the only tools able to heal her body and prevent further injury.

Since then, she has used Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation to heal her body, mind, and spirit several times.

Christina took her 200-hour teacher training with YogaWorks and then had the privilege of taking her 300 hour teacher training in India, making her a E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified Instructor. Christina has taught all age ranges in Vinyasa Flow, Power, Yin, Restorative, Core, Hatha, Dance and Pilates.

For the last 3 years she has been in charge of the 200hr Teacher Training Program for Oxygen Yoga and Fitness. Christina has designed the program to help would-be instructors grow and expand their own practice and self-awareness. By supporting her students to be the best ‘them’ possible, she believes they will become strong members of the community and be more efficient teachers.

Most recently, as of March 1st 2016, Christina has purchased her very own studio called Oxygen Yoga and Fitness -North Vancouver. She is very excited that she now has her very own studio she can call home.​

Christina is the National Training Director for Oxygen Yoga & Fitness. She is in charge of training and hiring instructors for new studios. She also oversees the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at all Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Studios.​

When she is not teaching or taking workshops in yoga you can find her walking on the beach with her dog and hiking in the North Shore Mountains. She also loves a good Float session!​

Come visit her for a class, workshop or take one of her amazing teacher training programs. She truly believes Yoga is for everyone and every body.

Meet Melanie Palis 500 RYT

Melanie is a yoga teacher who’s teaching reflects her love of movement, anatomy, and yogic philosophy.

She provides space for new and experienced yogis to explore their spirituality through movement (asana) and breath (pranayama).

Melanie strives to continually learn from others and encourages students to integrate the practice of yoga off the mat, and into everyday life.


I completed my teacher training this past June and I want to tell you other then the birth of my children and my marriage it is the best decision I ever made! I also want to say you are never ever too old…I am 45 and so very proud to tell you that 😊 This course will leave you feeling knowledgeable, proud, strong in body and mind, confident to teach right away. I also want to give a shout out to Christina Raskin because a huge part of my success and my knowledge to teach are because of her. She is an amazing teacher and a beautiful soul. So just go for it you won’t regret it for a second!

Tammy Coard

Christina is one of the best, if not the best, instructor I have ever had the pleasure of learning from – whether inside or outside of the yoga studio! Christina’s passion to share her love of yoga/pilates shines through in every gentle instruction, graceful movement, and powerful pose she presents to the students. Yoga is now an integral part of my lifestyle largely due to the strong foundation developed in every practice that I have learned and will continue to learn from Christina. I look forward to seeing her smiling face and positive outlook before, during, and after each class. Thank you Christina for bringing the best out of me!

Francine Hong

In September 2014, I made a life changing decision to join Christina Raskin’s YTT at Oxygen. I had NO IDEA the journey I would embark on with my peers & teacher would turn out to be such a fulfilling & beautiful experience. Christina IS THE BEST. She has a lot of experience under her belt as an instructor, is extremely knowledgeable, and has the warmest smile & she’s awesome. Who wouldn’t want an awesome teacher? The YTT was a great mix of asana practice, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama & discussions. Christina has inspired me in countless positive ways while the YTT taught me the skills I needed to continue my personal practice throughout my life. This program isn’t just for those interested in teaching or yoga, it’s for anyone who wants to accomplish something very fulfilling & healthy. Thank you for believing in all of us when we doubted ourselves, Christina. Thank you for teaching me to be compassionate towards myself. If you ever teach the 500 hour program, sign me up now!

Lily J. Miranda

I am so pleased that I decided to take my YTT with Oxygen, it was everything I hoped it would be, and more. There was a perfect balance of asana practice, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. I had heard that training to become a yoga teacher was life changing but wasn’t sure how until I began the program. Initially I thought I would learn how to teach others but it turned out to be so much more than that.  I found a path to a rich and rewarding personal practice. Christina is so passionate about what she is teaching and really helps you to deeply understand the concepts so it can transform your life and touch others as well. Her intention is to help you become the best instructor you can be by diving deep with in your own practice, leaving you with a solid foundation and a desire to dive even deeper. This YTT truly inspired me and I would recommend it to anyone who has a passion for yoga! I LOVE MY LIFE!

Alex Anderson

Melanie Palis is a delight to work with. Ever encouraging, and always supportive, she creates a warm and welcoming space to erase all self-doubt and worry. She sought to ease our nerves and helped us recognize and reach our potential. She is wise and caring, bubbly and optimistic, true to herself and an embodiment of the practices she teaches. Never once was a hand afraid to be raised, or an opinion to be stated. I couldn’t have asked for a more suited YTT teacher. Thanks for your time and energy Mel!  Namaste.

Chelsea Franz

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Our school and faculty are certified and registered with Yoga Alliance International

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O2 Yoga Teacher Training program will guide you, no matter your age or fitness level, to a fuller understanding of the many layers of Yoga. This is the perfect program if you want to teach or just dive deeper into your practice. Ensure that you are ready to put your theories to practice, as you facilitate and guide students through a class.

Yes, you will get extra time to train and gain confidence while instructing Karma classes in one of our Oxygen locations.

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DISCLAIMER: Let’s have some straight talk here. We don’t believe in “get rich quick schemes” - "get healthy in a day / with a pill schemes". I believe in hard work, adding value and serving others with excellence and integrity. While the information in these Yoga Training Workshops are based on real life results, I can not guarantee your ability to create a thriving yoga career after attending our Yoga Instructor training course. Do I believe that you can make a massive difference in your life? Heck yeah, but just like anything in life, not without your hard work, effort, energy and commitment. Results are not typical. That is because most people do not take action on what is learned and give up after hitting a roadblock. If you want to succeed in anything- including your health- you have to have a good plan, a solid work ethic, and the ability to keep working towards your goals, even when you hit a snag! Because I can guarantee that you will. But seriously it's yoga - It's amazing, fun and rejuvenating.


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