My name is Alex Christie.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved drawing cartoons. A few weeks before my 20th birthday, I left Canada for an eight-month trip that ended up spanning seven years. I bounced around the globe, living in various cities and working different jobs, always keeping an illustrated journal.
When I became ill during a trip to Southeast Asia, I realized I needed to slow down and reflect. I began my healing journey during a working holiday in New Zealand, which led me to India to do a yoga teacher training. On this trip, I reconnected with that part of me who loves to draw. It was also in India where I discovered the Ashtanga yoga practice.
Soon after I completed my yoga teacher training, I began to share my notes and illustrations on social media and we have since grown into a 36k+ community!
Now that I'm more stable geographically, my yoga practice and my illustrations are allowing me to connect with others without the expense of flying around the world. I launched my first illustrated crowdfunded book, How to Yoga, in May 2018, and in early 2019, I took a big leap and left my day job to pursue illustration full time.
Since then, I have hosted workshops and retreats, done speaking gigs at schools about alternative career paths, and illustrated for books and publications all over the world.
Today, my focus is on creating custom illustrations to help people like you bring your projects to life, and on designing products and illustrations that share the experience of yoga practitioners and wellness seekers.
Mostly, I love inspiring and empowering others to get on their yoga mat and to change their lives for the better .