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About Us

Sama Yoga House

About Us

Sama Yoga House

Who we are & why we love yoga so much.

Sama Yoga House, a visionary creation by Christine Anderson and Gioconda Parker, blossomed from a shared passion for yoga cultivated over a combined 30 years of experience. Their journey began with a profound belief in the transformative power of yoga, not just on the mat but throughout life's diverse landscapes. Inspired by personal growth stories and a deep desire to share the wisdom they had gathered, Sama was created. Sama, comes from the root word meaning to collect, bring together or same. Christine and Gioconda envisioned Sama as an international yoga school, weaving together traditional and contemporary practices. This harmonious blend reflects their commitment to guiding individuals on transformative journeys. Rooted in theoretical and practical approaches that integrate mind, body, and spirit, Sama seeks to strike a delicate balance between ancient wisdom and modern practices. Beyond the physical aspects, Christine and Gioconda believe in the holistic impact of yoga, fostering connection, self-discovery, and growth. Through Sama Yoga House, they aspire to empower individuals to embrace authenticity, cultivating purpose and fulfillment that extend far beyond the boundaries of the yoga studio.

Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson's journey into yoga began in her teenage years in the suburbs of Chicago, where she discovered solace and direction amidst the chaos. Initially drawn to Ashtanga, she later found her true passion in the creativity of power and vinyasa flow. As an uplifting instructor, Christine infuses her Bhakti Vinyasa-based classes with devotion, breathwork, alignment, and yoga philosophy, leaving students with a sense of empowerment and release. With over 1000 hours of yoga education, and extensive experience in the yoga industry, she leads retreats and trainings to share her wisdom and passion. Beyond the mat, Christine's adventurous spirit shines through her love for running, including conquering the Boston Marathon, surfing, and indulging her creativity through painting with watercolors. Yet, her greatest joy lies in spending time with her husband, Ian Myers, and their two dogs, weaving a life filled with love, connection, and fulfillment.

Gioconda Parker

Gioconda Parker's journey into yoga began over 25 years ago, marking a pivotal moment of transformation in her life. Confronting personal challenges, she discovered solace and inner strength on her yoga mat, sparking a profound journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Fueled by this experience, Gioconda delved deeply into the realms of yoga, ayurveda, and philosophy, earning certifications and a Master's in Spiritual Psychology along the way. Today, she shares her expansive knowledge globally through teaching various yoga disciplines, meditation, and pranayama, while also serving as a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Her passion culminated in the founding of Sama Yoga House, a sanctuary for holistic well-being and spiritual evolution. Beyond her professional pursuits, Gioconda finds joy in solo backpacking trips through the mountains, often accompanied by her loyal companion, Ash, and travels extensively, drawing inspiration from diverse cultures and landscapes to enrich her teachings and personal growth.

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