Christopher Rzigalinski,
RYT 200 yoga instructor, museum professional, educator, writer, and artist in New York City

The Story Behind Working Definitions Yoga

Ellipses, the three dots that indicate an indefinite ending, inspire my work. They provide the space for growth, reinvention, and transformation, just like yoga. Working Definitions Yoga is the acknowledgement and celebration of that endless possibility and hope through loving practice.

My research and teaching focuses examine yoga and object-driven meditation as tools to help individuals determine what change and social justice means to them. This work is designed to translate good intentions into actionable steps toward equity and social justice in cultural institutions and communities.

I am also a poet, photographer, and cultural historian. My publications include a book of poetry called Intentional Haikus, a travel photo series in the West Texas Literary Review called “View to Eternity,” an article examining the import of Pierre Cardin’s Cylinder Suit Jacket for the Fashion Studies Journal, and other projects. I also teach undergraduate courses at Rutgers University. You can find more information about my projects at

What I Do

Hatha Yoga Classes

Museum Partnerships

Object-Driven Meditations

Writing Groups

Recent Professional Experience

Yoga & Meditation Instructor (2020 – Present)
Remote classes via Zoom.

Course Host & Presenter, Embodied Philosophy (2020 – Present)
Digital event host for Embodied Philosophy Certification Programs.

Exhibition & Curatorial Assistant, ISG Productions (2020 – 2020)
Assistant for special projects and consultations.

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