VYP Board Member
Christian Allaire / San francisco, CA
Recent MBA graduate in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California's Barowsky School of Business in San Rafael, California and full-time power yoga instructor.
With over 20 years of military service in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Senior Chief, Christian successfully transitioned into financial services. While gaining valuable private sector experience he simultaneously pushed hard into the world of yoga discovering the transformational nature of the practice. Christian has been a full-time power yoga instructor since November 2011 having led hundreds of classes and numerous workshops. Since discovering yoga, he's discovered that yoga is as a system of personal development and leadership. Christian has worked toward bridging the old with the new by studying at the graduate level earning an MBA in Strategic Leadership.
Christian is in a unique position to teach with rare a combination of strength and kindness born of varied life experiences.
The themes of disciple, focus, human performance, and continuous improvement permeate his life. He brings a unique blended ability cultivated while serving in the armed forces, while attempting a solo sailing circumnavigation, experiences in the business world, higher education and as a student of yoga.
His interests are numerous interests and varied, including reading, blogging, photography, philosophy, travel, sailing, long-range motorcycle riding, financial planning and investing.
Specialties: Responsiveness, execution, persistence, project management, leadership, ethics, training, people, human resource, logistics, social media, blogging, maritime and philosophy."