About Cristina

I started practicing yoga in 1998.  I received my Hatha yoga teacher certification from the Avalon Teacher Training program in May 2010 where  I mentored with Anirudh Shastri, a very well known Hatha yoga teacher in the Bay Area.  I also studied extensively with Ben Thomas, a senior Iyengar yoga teacher, before he retired in 2009.  At the completion of my TT Program at Avalon, I also received a certificate of completion of the Iyengar-Thomas module.  In the fall of 2010 I participated in the "Niroga boot camp," a training course for yoga teachers interested in teaching for teens at risk and underserved population.

The yoga I teach is dynamic yet gentle and respectful of the natural differences of each individual.  Through the practice of yoga I try to stimulate you increase awareness of your body, your breath, and, eventually, your thoughts and emotions.

As the Hatha Yoga Pradipika says, a teacher (Guru) is the one who "shows you the way."  I try to be that teacher, without forgetting, and always reminding you, that the best Guru resides within yourself.
I firmly believe yoga is a discipline that can help anybody improve their quality of life.  I hope through practice you'll come to believe this too.