Founder, Team Member, Speaker
Christabel Reed is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist trained in Hatha, Ayurveda and the lineage of Krishnamacharya and Sri Desikachar. At the heart of her practice and teaching is the exploration of how we can come back to our most natural state — to our wholeness.
Christabel is on a mission to link inner transformation with social change and empower people to embark on the entwined journey of inner and outer healing.
In 2015 Christabel and her sister Ruby founded Advaya, the London-based system change initiative that organises around the principles of radical regeneration and joyful revolution. Since then they have launched a media platform called EarthSpace and organised over 100 events including full day immersions, panel discussions, retreats, pilgrimages, circles and festivals. In 2019 she founded the educational initiative EcoResolution with Cara Delevingne that aims to empower people all over the world to step up rather than shut down in the face of our ecological and climate emergency. During this time Christabel joined Extinction Rebellion and the Regenerative Culture Team supporting the creation of the first Rebel Sanctuary during the April rebellion and overseeing their proliferation in the October Rebellion. Christabel continues to support XR through organising donation-based retreats with Sara Zaltash and Ruby Reed.
Behind the more outward facing work is a deep commitment and passion for meditation and Yoga. In 2017 Christabel completed her Masters with first class honours in the Traditions of Yoga & Meditation. Her thesis on the Bhagavad Gita as an ecological treatise and guide on how we can come to act in the world has provided the framework for her approach to life today. In 2019 Christabel completed her four year Yoga Therapy training with Colin Dunsmuir. The work she does on a 1-1 basis with clients is the microcosm to the more macrocosm work of EcoResolution & Advaya.
Christabel has a passion for justice and an unerring fascination for how we can establish harmony where disharmony has occurred and free ourselves from whatever is inhibiting our inherent peace and power.
Deep Change: Regenerative Activism 3.0
Regenerative Activism Talk with Ulex Project, Ann Pettifor, Mama D Ujuaje , Shaun Chamberlin, Toni Spencer , Alex Evans, Bayo Akomolafe, Elena Blackmore, Global Justice Now - Nick Dearden, Maria Llanos del Corral, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, New Economy Organisers Network (NEON), Lorenzo Marsili, Fran Boait, Christabel Reed, Gita Parihar , Ruby Reed
Saturday 18th April 2020
Regenerative Activism and the Ecology of Movements
Workshop with Matt Carmichael , Mama D Ujuaje , Kara Moses, Gita Parihar , Sam Weatherald, Christabel Reed, Kat Wall, Fatima Ibrahim, Byron Lee , Asad Rehman, Nicolò Wojewoda, Ali Tamjit , May Mackeith , Mr Gee
Saturday 6th April 2019
Exploring the Links Between the Environment and Mental Health
Tuesday 26th March 2019
The Winter Detox Retreat: Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda to Nourish the Soul
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Plastic Oceans Documentary Film Screening & Q&A by Producer Jo Ruxton
Monday 24th April 2017