About

Christy Lynn Hicks

Yoga & Meditation Teacher, E-RYT 500

Positive Psychology Educator

Holistic Transformation Coach

Spiritual Guide

 

With over 25 years of teaching and coaching experience, Christy is passionate about supporting clients in finding clarity, seeing the life they want to be living and offering tools to empower them to take sustainable steps to reach their goals.

She has had the pleasure of guiding hundreds of clients towards a more fulfilling and joyful life.  By developing a personal relationship, Christy is able to offer an individualized road map for her clients that is in alignment with their needs, desires, strengths and goals. Christy provides a safe space for transformation to occur through knowledge, experience, support, accountability, trust, respect, compassion and a lightness of heart.

Growing up in a small town in the early 70s, Christy often felt lost and unsure of how to navigate the rocky terrain of everyday living and had no idea what she wanted let alone how to get it.  As such, she found herself in all kinds of unhealthy relationships and unfulfilling careers with habits that were taking her away from her desires for living a more intentional life filled with both purpose and pleasure.

 

Through her work in Yoga, Meditation, Positive Psychology, Holistic Coaching and her journey as a Spiritual Seeker, she has been able to shed old belief systems and negative patterns of behavior while creating more sustainable and healthy habits that have lead her to live a life she is excited to wake up to every day.  She loves guiding her clients to do the same.

 

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Testimonials 

Christy Lynn Hicks (Marsden) has been my yoga teacher and mentor for over 5 years now. I met her when I signed up for my 300 hr. Yoga Training with her. Not only did Christy broaden my understanding of what yoga is, she became my yoga mentor during and after the year-long training. In addition to her training, I  attended her retreats and classes and have worked with her as my yoga coach as I have developed my own teaching style.

 

As a yogini and teacher now for almost 15 years I continue to seek out Christy to deepen my understanding of myself and of yoga. Christy’s experience working and guiding others is extraordinary. She meets people where they are at, is incredibly accepting, and also challenges us to be our most glorious selves!! I especially value her teachings from Positive Psychology to help me focus on, clarify and achieve my life goals; I’m also very moved by her deep understanding of the Yoga Sutras and the way she helps to connect them with the practical aspects of real life.  As someone who studies ancient texts in my primary line of work, I find Christy’s interpretive skills of the Sutras to be phenomenal. 

 

Her teaching of asana is always quite amazing and helpful, especially because she combines her sequencing with personal stories and supportive comments with her students. She also has a tremendous sense of humor that I truly appreciate. 

 

Finally, I am also very appreciative of Christy’s use of the Chakras – interpreting them for us, helping us to explore them and apply their teachings to my life, and giving me yet another tool to enhance my understanding of the gifts of yoga. I have just touched on a few of the tools that Christy uses with her students; she tailors her coaching to each student and draws from her vast toolbox and uses: asana, the Sutras, pranayama, Chakras, chanting, Positive Psychology and Ayurvedic principles to guide her students. 

 

I am so grateful for Christy for teaching me and encouraging me to be my best self.

 

-Marlene P

If you need talk therapy that's great and it helps, but what Christy does is a specialty that you are lucky to find. The yogic lens is her tool and she is able to look clearly at your unique situation. Christy is a master teacher who will share with you the the steps you’ve been looking for to live the life you have only dared to dream of. Christy has a deep understanding of why we suffer.  She is empathetic but is also able to cut through all the superficial chatter that keeps you stuck. 

The yoga sutras are the pinnacle of her teachings and with her help I was able to see where I was stuck and how I could align my life to move forward with a clear plan, and with confidence that I could be as successful as I wanted. 

There’s no quick fix but there is a path and Christy can show you the way.

-Rose M

Christy Marsden is a gifted teacher of Yoga, The Sutras, and Positive Psychology. She has an extensive depth of real-world usable knowledge and shares it in an open-hearted conversational manner that enables her students to apply the teachings to their daily life. I have been blessed to be a student, friend and teacher with Christy and what I can unequivocally say is she walks the authentic walk both on and off the mat. She has transformed and enriched my life and I very highly recommend her as teacher, mentor and holistic guide.

-Darby O

The 300 hour advanced Holistic Yoga Teacher Training with Christy Lynn Hicks, was life changing.
I signed up thinking that I was going to learn more about the yoga sutras and how to better work with my students privately and in a class setting, and ended up receiving so much more- “receiving” being the key word.
This training also taught me new ways to find focus and passion for my personal life along with tools to heal my body. A year out of this training, and my life today does not resemble my life when I started- I am living a healed life today with more thoughtful intentions and actions for my well-being and the well- being of others.

Christy is truly a gifted teacher that has the ability to teach in a way that the information is relatable and available to everyone. She teaches in the spirit of inclusivity and a generous open heart and takes the time to make sure her students feel safe participating in community with each other while exploring their own deep transformative work along this life changing journey. 

I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to learn how to really live their yoga from the heart.


-Jennie P

The path toward more conscious living and mindful awareness of the Self in the world cannot be trod alone. We are humans among other humans, flawed and magnificent. And yet, while I agree that we learn from everyone who crosses our path, occasionally our journey intersects with someone like Christy Lynn Marsden Hicks, who seems to live a life larger than others, not because of ego-driven aspirations, but because of her desire to eek out and learn from every possible experience this world can offer in the years of her own mortal journey. 

 

Christy Lynn Hicks, a loud-mouthed, southern-drawled, flailing-armed, tattooed and bedazzled creature, has devoted her life to understanding her own follies, falls, and gifts. She is one of those brilliant teachers who turns theoretical understanding of complex concepts into graspable, pragmatic, life-changing practices. Christy built one of Los Angeles's most important yoga studios, and so one might think she merely teaches about the physical body. She studies eastern philosophy, positive psychology, Sankrit and ancient texts, and has credentials to fill a library, and so one might think she merely teaches to challenge the mind. She is a personal coach, who shares her own daily tools of meditation, mantra, mudra, breath, ayurvedic, and visualization techniques, and so one might think she merely teaches for the spirit.

 

But Christy is, in truth, one of the few who truly and fully teaches about the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit. She embraces the entirety of the human experience and teaches not from a podium or dias, but on the ground with us as a friend, and in the trenches of her own life's loves, losses, and griefs. She churns what one person might call shit into fertilizer, and tends it till she's harvested a feast. Then, generously, and as perhaps one of the most brilliant contemporary teachers of the yoga practice in the United States, she lays it on a roundtable and calls for a satsang.

 

If this description of Christy seems hyperbolic, it is only because she is not fueled by aspirations of celebrity, and so is yet one of those best-kept secrets whom everyone admires and adores. I have been blessed to study the Yoga Sutras under her guidance, to teach at her studio, to attend her retreats, and to discuss philosophy over many cups of tea while sitting on a meditation cushion across from her. The words "teacher" and "coach" are barely sufficient to describe how Christy helps so many find their heart-breakingly mortal lives not only more bearable, but filled with joyous wonder.

 

-Arielle S 

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