about cristiana

About Cristiana

My journey...

I was always determined, driven and goal-oriented.... my dedication to yoga has brought out another side of me; the compassionate me, the forgiving me, who can surrender, is self-aware and who lives fully each moment. With hindsight, I see that from the time I first stepped onto a yoga mat, something changed inside me, leading me on this wonderful journey which now, with gratitude and honour, I share with my students. 

12 years on a yoga mat and I still like to see myself as a student first and then as a teacher. 

I started my practice in Ashtanga vinyasa moving years later towards a more therapeutic approach, my true calling. Nowadays I am a 500 hours ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and I continue to deepen my knowledge in Hatha, Vinyasa, Meditation, Therapy Yoga, Nidra and Restorative.

God dwells within you, as you, for you. See God in yourself and in each other.’ All knowledge and experience is illuminated by that presence and source of inspiration.
— Swami Muktananda

ISHTA means individualised in sanskrit, thereby drawing  our knowledge of Ayurveda, ancient tantric techniques and asana-alignment we redirect Prana energy to create physical and mental balance. I currently assist on the ISHTA yoga Teacher Training in London and under the guidance of  my teachers Alan Finger and Katrina Repka, I continue to study with world leaders Rod Stryker and Doug Keller.