Yoga Therapy is based on the teachings, research, and practice of Yoga, Buddhism, Neurosciene, and Psychology. Through a carefully lead embodied movement practice you can transform stress, anxiety, fear, depression, heal from the past, and embrace life changes. Online yoga classes utilizing this method for personal growth and healing are now on the schedule! Sign up now for Present-Centered Therapeutic Yoga! One on one and group sessions will be coming soon.
Mindful connection with the outdoors is fundamental for living a balanced, inspired, and fulfilled life. It is coming home to our natural state of being, empowered, expansive, and at ease. Practices help you release stress, breathe fresh air, get moving, calm the mind, sooth the spirit, and regain your sense of curiosity and adventure. We offer stand alone mindful outdoor experiences, practices integrated with yoga and more challenging physical activities, and retreats. Learn more.
Practice yoga and meditation with the thoughtful, accessible guidance of a live instructor and the Yoga Oggi community from the comfort and safety of your home. Yoga and meditation offer multiple benefits for wellbeing including physical and emotional strength and flexibility. We intend to empower resilient students, connect them to what's important, a supportive community, and our natural world. There are multiple ways to practice yoga with Yoga Oggi. Learn more.
Wow. What an incredible experience. I had no concept of what yoga therapy felt like and was blown away. It's a truly immersive experience that words can't describe, but I'll do my best. Christine made me feel seen and heard. She took the time to connect and I felt I was treated with care and consideration..
Our couples yoga therapy session was surprisingly intimate and nourishing. Christine asked gentle, thoughtful questions that helped me understand and connect more deeply with my partner.
Christine is a wonderful teacher who can challenge you to be your best and work your hardest while knowing and loving your own self and your capacities in that moment. She has a profound depth of knowledge about the body and about yoga, and a deeply caring heart.
Christine is a Yoga Therapist and Mindful Outdoor Guide. She is also a Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-500 Hour Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of specialized training in numerous yoga disciplines. She has a Bachelor’s in English and Philosophy from the University of Delaware and a Master’s in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.
Christine's mission is to help people feel at home and powerful in their bodies and in the natural world.
Christine endeavors to help her clients, program participants, and students build a genuine, meaningful connection with self, others, and our natural world.
Christine offers knowledge, skills, and experiences to uncover the authentic “I” within and its unlimited potential for growth and change.
OGGI BE was founded by Christine Badalamenti Smith. It is collection of practices and services that embrace the unique qualities of every person as they arrive in the present moment, it is a community of engaged and empowered people embracing what is and what can be, and it is a state of mind.
OGGI BE was born of Christine's lifelong passion for studying wellness that acknowledges all aspects of being human today, including natural body care, nutrition, physical fitness and yoga, psychology, sociology, and spirituality.
OGGI BE is a bridge from the individual to the communal and natural world. This platform would not be aligned with Christine's deepest values if it did not honor her past career in environmental advocacy.
Human wellness is inextricably linked with the wellness of our Earth. People are just as much a measure of Earth's health as other species and habitats. Improving the balance within people, and the connections among people will ripple out in meaningful ways that result in a true balance with nature.
Christine feels the most herself when she is serving others. She also hopes to provide opportunities for others to practice and experience the deep sense of gratitude and wellbeing that comes from service. Keep an eye out on this website for more information about service opportunities in the future. Giving and connecting is a natural state of human being and this practice also helps brings the body into balance with itself, its community, and the planet.
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