RMT, Kinesis Myofascial Integration, Anatomy Trains Instructor
Cristy is originally from Victoria, BC, where she completed her massage therapy training in December 2006. Cristy’s deep fascination with human anatomy has been the catalyst for her numerous educational endeavours over the past 15 years. In 2011 she completed her certification in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) in Seattle, followed by her advanced certification in Maine in 2014. She has also trained and was certified in Neuro-functional Acupuncture in 2015 from McMaster University.
Cristy became a Certified ATSI Instructor in 2018 and has spent a significant amount of time over the past 4 years teaching in Maine alongside Tom Myers and her colleagues in the ATSI certification program. She has participated in multiple human anatomy dissections and has recently completed her Health Science Degree from Thompson Rivers University. Cristy will be officially graduating with distinction in the spring of 2023 and has the intention of pursuing a Masters's Degree in the coming years. Most recently, after 10 years of following her husband's military career, they have found their way back to Vancouver Island, and she is elated to be joining the Total Body Health Team.
Teaching has always been something that she knew she would pursue. Since 2017, Cristy has been travelling extensively assisting & teaching Anatomy Trains courses in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, and Taiwan. A recent highlight was attending the 2022 Fascial Research Congress in Montreal where she was able to assist Tom, followed by having the opportunity to be present for the gathering of the greatest minds the leading edge of fascial research. Cristy hopes to continue to inspire the next generation of bodywork and movement professionals, teaching Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials in Canada, and abroad, whenever the opportunity presents itself.
When she is not buried in her anatomy textbooks, Cristy enjoys long-distance running, weight lifting, yoga, anything outdoors, and of course spending time with friends, family and Hugo, her crazy French bulldog.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman