Baja Bliss Jala Yoga Retreat

Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

Christa Mastrangelo Joyce is E-RYT500 hour certified through Kim Manfredi. She holds an additional 1000 hours of training through her studies with Sianna Sherman, Bernie Clark, Maria Garre, Shiva Rea, Desiree Rumbaugh, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Andrew McCaulay. Christa is the owner of Jala Yoga with locations in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and Winchester, Virginia. She blends her early background and knowledge of Ashtanga, with a strong alignment-based infusion of Iyengar Yoga. Her teachings emphasize moving fluidly and safely, with a strong understanding of anatomy and Ayurveda, and incorporate her knowledge of breath work, meditation, and Yoga philosophy. She brings her love of story and mythology to the practice, as well as her understanding of Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She works to create classes that allow people to feel at home in their body, while providing space for them to become stronger, healthier, more attuned to life, and more connected to their self and to the world around them. Christa loves to share the gifts that yoga has offered her and to help each person find their own path to this joyful practice. She hopes that each person who leaves her class finds strength, nourishment, and balance, as well as the wonder of life within and around them.

You can contact Christa at: 401-440-0279 | Email | See Christa’s Schedule »

“Lessons from Christa have enhanced every aspect of my life, physically, mentally and spiritually. Her instruction has helped me overcome debilitating shoulder pain while propelling my practice to greater heights. Thanks to my private sessions I have been able to participate in several hours of rigorous cross-fit training, daily, and without pain or injury. I began with one session a week and it was so fruitful that I now do two, and I leave each with a greater understanding of how my body works. Christa is a fountain of knowledge and an everlasting source of inspiration. She inspires me to practice with a gentle determination, dedication and discipline.”

“I loved having private yoga sessions with Christa in preparation for the birth of my son. I am grateful prenatal yoga classes were not available as I could not imagine a class at a gym or wellness center being as supportive and focused on my needs. The sessions supported my connection to self and my breath as well as taught me poses and positions to ease pregnancy and labor discomforts. Christa’s spirit oozes love, compassion and acceptance which supported my own journey in extending acceptance toward myself regardless of outcomes. She is a pleasure to have as a support provider in my life.”