2020 Conquering Kili Class
Clean Water Advocate
Christine Schwan, M.S., CCC-SLP, E-RYT, YACEP, YSP, FMC has been involved in health & fitness her entire life, having been a certified aerobics instructor for over 30 years, as well as a national and state
aerobic and fitness champion. After life changes brought her to the sacred space of single motherhood with 2 small boys, Christine began practicing hot yoga as a way to find more balance in her life, physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. She fell in love with the practice of hot yoga then went on to receive her Yoga Teaching certification in the summer of 2008 with Jimmy Barkan and the Barkan Method which included power, Vinyasa and hot yoga, is certified in Yoga for Golfers (Level I/II), Yoga Sports Performance, and Functional Movement Science. Christine is currently an adjunct professor of Anatomy & Physiology, Bilingual Speech Pathologist, Certified Life Mastery Coach, Breath & Meditation Coach and the Chicago Cubs Yoga Instructor (2016-2019).
In addition, she is certified in NLP, Hypnotherapy and is a Trainer for the Heart Math Institute. It is her extensive knowledge in these areas, as well as kinesiology and the biomechanics of the muscular system, which enables her to bring a depth of knowledge of the human body to her clients. Christine specializes in corrective alignment, rehabilitation, movement and improving sports performance for numerous professional athletes (MLB, NFL, NBA, WNBA & MLS) and is a member of Yoga Alliance and holds the CEYAP credential for providing continuing education credits.
Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.