Crystal O’Rourke (E-RYT 500) is a devoted student & teacher of yoga and functional movement modalities. From a young age, Crystal has always been fascinated by the body-mind-spirit connection and what it is that gives us a sense of freedom, joy & belonging. She studied in the disciplines of Ashtanga (Dena Kingsberg, Ajay Kumar), Zen (Mark Togni), Vinyasa (Michelle Merrifield), Yin (Duncan Peak), as well as Pilates, Thai Massage and Structural Integration.
On graduating from a Bachelors degree in Communications, in 2012 Crystal became a full time Yoga Teacher, guiding weekly group classes, private one-on-ones , workshops, events and assisting teacher trainings around Australia. Living in Sri Lanka for one year, she also facilitated monthly Yoga Retreats & Immersions to people of all walks of life.
Crystal teaches as an act of sharing through her on-going studies. Together with her love of yoga, movement, surfing & rock climbing, Crystal is presently studying Osteopathy at Southern Cross University which also informs her practice & teaching, bringing together an integrated healing approach.
Her passion lies in her desire to encourage students to gently explore & deepen their practice at their own pace, to inspire overall health and embed calmness into daily life. Crystal is constantly touched by the beauty of this practice and moved by what it reveals.
Crystal teaches Yin, Yoga and Meditation at Ritual.