Cristina Ortiz, Sun And Moon Yoga

Cristina Ortiz, Sun And Moon Yoga

5.0 (3)
Best of 2019
3 years in business

About this pro

Enhance your wellness through personalized support in yoga...

An authentic and integrative approach to yoga can help you get in touch with your inner strength and your inner self.

Today, despite life-long inflammatory joint issues, I manage my wellness with an alternative yoga lifestyle and other mindful routines, such as Qi Gong, Meditation, and Aromatherapy.

I  hold the degree of Masters of Arts in Teaching, and am certified to teach Yoga and Meditation to adults and youths. I was introduced to yoga in the 90's and have been practicing ever since.

People who learn yoga with me appreciate my lived experience using yoga as a way to find relaxation and strength while navigating 21st century pain, physical ailments, and emotional stress.  

I enjoy knowing that the work I do with yoga uplifts people's hearts and minds, toward self-compassion.

I believe practicing yoga makes Earth a better place!

Additionally, I enjoy sharing yoga with our diverse community, through a local charitable organization that offerss yoga education, outreach and advocacy.

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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.



FAQs


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

I like to offer a new student the chance to consult by phone and meet in person for an introductary lesson so we can decide on appropriate goals and exercises.

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?

Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Children's Yoga Teacher
Masters of Art in Teaching, Childhood Education
Bacheslor of Science, Visual Arts and Romance Languages

Specialized training:

Anatomy, Breathwork, Meditation


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

Full Rate:

Individual 1:1, 1 Hour Lesson, $100

Individual 1:1, 45 Minute Lesson, $80

Individual 1:1, 1.5 Hour Lesson, $120

First Lesson Intro Rate, $75

Small group lessons for parents and children or friend groups(Maximum of 4 participants) also available.

Sliding scale negotionable.


How did you get started teaching?

I woke up one day and decided I needed yoga to be a bigger part of my life, and everything fell into place.


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.


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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