Chrissy Lefavour – Online Studio, Yoga, Watersports and More!

Chrissy Lefavour is the grandma of the Yoga Loft so to say. She hosted retreats, yoga teacher trainings with us and was also our manager 🙂

She did her 200 hour YTT with Kathy McNames of Yoga Vermont in July 2012. Naturally she was invited to teach Ashtanga in her hometown community of Montpelier, VT in the fall of that year.

In the next year and a half Chrissy’s class offerings had grown to include: SUP yoga, Yoga for Kids, Yoga with Horses, private instruction along with her studio classes, Power Yoga, Ashtanga, Chandra Flow, + more… After graduating from the advanced 500 hour training at Yoga Vermont in the spring of 2014, Chrissy founded Grateful Yoga, an Asthanga inspired studio dedicated to hard work, loving kindness and gratitude towards everything in October of that year.

With a focused vision and passion for teaching, she expanded her offerings to a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training program in January 2016 and launched her first international retreat to the Dominican Republic in March. This is when Chrissy’s traveled spark (chispa) and thirst for learning were stoked again.

In 2019 her YTT program included a small staff of dynamic + inspiring trainers, advanced 300 + 500 hour options, a unique training formula and international recognition. She changed the name of the yoga school and her personal offerings to Rise + Vibe in 2020 to distinguish it apart from her studio. Chrissy continues to offer retreats + trainings worldwide and now lives at Yoga Kite Camp in the DR with her husband.

While her new brand Rise + Vibe continues to evolve, the mission remains: elevate, meditate, liberate. We must raise our awareness (elevate) and focus our minds (meditate) on the well-being of humanity and the universe at large (liberate).

Currently Chrissy is offering online classes with her Yoga Club, which is a sort of virtual yoga studio with weekly and monthly memberships for all levels. She offers consultations to yoga teachers, studios, schools and retreat centers. She and her husband host guests at their own spot when they aren’t traveling the world chasing the wind for kite-surfing or the swell for surf…

Finally she joins us for an interview! It was an inspiring chat about yoga, water sports, bringing your yoga business online and much more… We speak about:

  • Chrissy’s first yoga retreats abroad
  • What has happened since then
  • How her business has evolved since the pandemic
  • How her community is evolving since the pandemic and selling her in person studio in Vermont
  • How her yoga is evolving
  • What’s happening besides yoga in Chrissy’s life?
  • Upcoming projects

Maybe you feel like also hosting a retreat in the Caribbean with us after this interview? Read more about our conditions here.