Shine BRIGHT like a YOGI
Hi! I’m Cristina! My yoga journey began in 2002 while I was attending The School of Visual Arts in NYC. I took a yoga philosophy class where we stretched and stood on our heads with our amazing 75 year old professor. He talked about the BREATH and the NOW and he shined SO brightly. I remember wanting to shine like that and thought there must be something to this whole yoga thing.
I embarked on a three year tour of all kinds of yoga styles- Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram, Kundalini, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga - you name it! I ultimately decided to study Vinyasa yoga at The Laughing Lotus Yoga College where I did my teacher training in 2009. In 2011, my teachers opened their own studio, the beautiful Yogamaya New York in Chelsea. I'm very proud to have been a part of the amazing Yogamaya teaching staff since day one. You can find me there most days either teaching or practicing.
I am constantly inspired by teachers and students from all over the world. I like to move in a way that feels like I'm really exploring what this human body can do. I like to be encouraged to look at and feel things that are uncomfortable or scary so that I don't hold any of that in my body or mind. These are the elements that I bring into my classes. I believe in a strong emphasis on alignment while also encouraging individual expression. Yoga is an exploration of the deepest part of you. Let's dig deep and have fun. Let's listen to great music and listen to the beautiful sound of our breath.
I teach students of all levels from absolute beginners to advanced Yogis- Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative, and Meditation.
Do some yoga with me. Let's shine BRIGHT like a YOGI!