Cristina Ortiz

Cristina Ortiz

5.0 (3)
Best of 2019
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 years in business

About this pro

I'm an Artist and a Yoga Practitioner...

Both Art and Yoga are ways to express oneself creatively!

I'm trainined and educated in art theory, drawing, painting.  I majored in drawing and painting in college and went on to become an elementary school art teacher. 

I work with yoga as a self-care tool to help people navigate challenges of stress and pain due to chronic illness.

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Credentials

White Plains, NY 10605
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • P. Cheung

    Cristina is calm, professional, and cheerful. She is great with kids and adults. My kids and I love learning from her. Cristina's weekly yoga classes are well thought through based on participants' needs. Cristina has so much knowledge to share about yoga, breathing, and meditation. My kids and I leave her sessions feeling calmer, stronger and rejuvenated.

  • Elizabeth Scherer

    Cristina is a wonderful yoga instructor. She is very kind and patient, making students feel at ease. Cristina's deep knowledge about anatomy enables her to better explain to students how they can enhance their practice. Additionally, Cristina has a warm and calming presence which is perfect for practicing yoga!

  • Tyrek Roberts

    The connection to the energy was incredible.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A student can book one lesson at a time or a series of lessons, dependingon their schedule and budget. 

My schedule is flexible and I am great at accomodating the student's preferred day and time.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Masters of Art in Teaching, Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science, Visual Arts

Certified Yoga Teacher


Certified Children's Yoga Teacher


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Sliding scale negotiable


How did you get started teaching?

I started working as an art specialist at summer camps and after achool proframs, then went on to substitute teach in schools eventually working in my own classroom and then expanded into homeschooling and tutoring services as well as yoga classes!


What types of students have you worked with?

Diversity in age and capabilities, specialneeds, injuries and pain, children, adolescents, adults, speakers of languages other than English, elderly and peoply with disabilities.

My style of yoga is great for people with

*Arthritis

*Injuries

*Autoimmune Disease

*Other chronic physical issues

*Families

*Children


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Walking with my dogs by the ocean at a local park.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Remember that the benefits of yoga are cumulative. 

Ask your teacher about their training and experience.

If you have injuries, pain or any other special requirements, ask your teacher about their knowledge of anatomy and if they can safely help you.

 


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