Cristina dos Santos
I am an Ayurvedic Practitioner who has been a dedicated observer and student of this ancient science for over half my life. Ayurveda has helped me find balance along my own healing journey, and I now delight in utilizing this powerful lifestyle medicine to help others heal and thrive!
I have studied both abroad in Rishikesh, India, as well as at the California College of Ayurveda, where I most recently completed certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. My favorite classes to teach are Yoga Nidra and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.
I offer Ayurvedic Consultation, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and Yoga Nidra classes.
What to expect from a class with Cristina
In my classes, students come home to themselves. This is a safe space where all levels of physical ability and experience are welcome. In each of my classes, I strive to create an atmosphere of peace, acceptance, and love, where students leave their burdens at the door and experience the miracle of wholeness and healing within their body.
In Yoga Nidra classes, the vibe is calm. nurturing, and soothing. Singing bowls or gongs are played quietly in the background.
For Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, the atmosphere is tailored to the Dosha we’re pacifying. For example, Vata-pacifying classes are grounding and warm, Pitta-pacifying classes are cooling and flowing, and Kapha-pacifying classes are upbeat and lively. In each Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy class, music is paired Ayurvedically, and students learn about how to manage their own Doshas and embrace nature’s rhythms with Ayurveda.
Fun fact about Cristina
I’m double-jointed in my thumb so I always win the game of Thumb War.