Chrissy Cortez-Mathis


Yoga Teacher
eRYT 200 & RYT 500

My yoga story began in 2000 when I was working at a stressful job & needed some relief for my mind & my body. Over the years, I would go to other forms of exercise but I always seemed to come back to yoga. As a gardener & backpacker, I needed the stretches, strengthening & balancing practice to keep in shape to do the stuff I really love to do.

Yoga is the practice that keeps me grounded, feeling strong & most importantly focused & present. I am always more content & happier when I finish my practice. The more time spent on my mat, the easier it is to connect with other people, to share a smile, to take whatever life hands me & make the best of each situation. I love being a student & am so delighted to now be an instructor.

I have always been a teacher of some sort. I worked in health care for 18 years and did corporate trainings as well as worked in clinics educating patients about treatment options. I was also a United States Peace Corps Volunteer & taught English in the Solomon Islands. As a Master Gardener, I am on the Speakers Bureau & recently started my own company, Texas Blackland Gardening, to promote sustainable gardening practices. Teaching yoga was the next step for me as an educator.

I love each and every moment of every class. It is truly an honor to share the benefits of this timeless practice. Please join me on your journey to a healthier, stronger & more content you. 

I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training with Advanced Yoga Studies at The Mat Yoga Studio in 2013 and 500 hour certification in 2015.