Hi, my name is Christine Russell and it is my privilege to be a lululemon ambassador for the Cumberland store in Toronto. I have been in love with lululemon as a company since we began working together as a strategic partners, being an entrepreneur + business owner. lululemon’s focus on the grassroots community of each store – tapping into its true essence, and feeding its ecosystem – makes it shine and stand far apart from other retailers. This is why I proudly wear lululemon athletica and stand behind the brand as an ambassador and an entrepreneur.
I began practicing yoga in 2002 living in Los Angeles and fell so deeply in love with yoga and the “feeling” it awakened within me that I packed by bags, parted with the beach, left the sunshine (and my career in business development!). I moved back to Toronto to envision and co-create 889 Yoga with my sister, Emily. In 2007 we opened our doors and began our pursuit of magic…
889 is a community. We inspire people to live happy, healthy, peaceful lives. This mission began in 2007 and lives on in this present moment. It’s a place where you can be; a place where you get to love yourself first. We nurture hearts and nourish souls. We get to experience miracles every day. 889 is a special place. I invite you to be our guest…come visit! It would be our pleasure to be of service to you.
After opening three locations in Toronto – our flagship at 889 Yonge St, 889 King West in the Thompson Hotel, and 889 Yoga at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto – I became a yoga + meditation teacher. My passion for yoga, meditation and my connection to source was bursting out of me; I had to share it! Teaching yoga + meditation enables me to spread so much happiness! I am the co-founder (and graduate!) of our world-class 889 Living Yoga Program, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified program. It was my true privilege to be able to learn in this program, connect with beautiful souls I did, and transform into a teacher.
Today you will find me leading yoga + meditation classes at 889 Yoga, or in the community glowing as a spirited innerpreneur. Oh, and I will probably be wearing a pair of wunder unders (my fave!).
LOVE + miracles to you,