Influenced by my teachers, peers, environment and travels, I aim to bring a unique sense of empowerment to my students.
Through ancient and modern science, I promote a safe practice so that my students have more clarity, feel more centered and energized in order to follow through with their ideas and reach their goals.
I enjoy teaching in Costa Rica, leading international retreats and empowerment coaching workshops.
Practicing yoga on a regular basis can help you to improve your strength, flexibility, balance and mindfulness. I will help you accomplish this connection by leading you through a class comprised of physical exercises, breathing work and mental focus.
Group and private classes.
Meditation teaches you to systematically explore your inner dimensions. You are committing to yourself, to your path, and to the goal of knowing yourself. But at the same time, learning to be calm and still is a universal requirement of the human body.
Group and private sessions.
Workshops & Retreats
From newbies to experienced yogis, I meet you wherever you are on your journey.
So I'm delighted to offer a variety of workshops and retreats to help you grow, learn, and renew.
Yoga for kids is a great way for children to learn how to reduce stress, as well as improve concentration, mood, balance, and flexibility. And best of all, kids think yoga is fun!
Group and private classes.
About Your Yogini
Yoga and Meditation instructor, International award winner photographer, I’m the founder of OsaYoga Shala.
I have been practicing yoga for over two decades and teaching yoga internationally since 2016.
I hold a Master’s degree in Arts and Education, and I rely on my extensive traveling experience to encourage and empower individuals.
Are you ready to make a positive change in your lifestyle?
In this fast paced and sometimes unsettling world we live in coming to Cris' classes allows me to bring my mind, body and soul back into balance. I couldn’t do without it and the effort I receive from this wonderful teacher.
Yoga is a gift for your self and Cris is a gift to Yoga.
The very first spark of my love for yoga started with you and I am so devoted and in awe when the mind and body come together as one. I meditate daily now thanks to you and reap the benefits from that as well. The real transformation for me is that I am finally calm, with a peaceful body, mind and spirit.
One of the most relaxing experiences I have ever felt while being able to melt into myself.
Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un but dans votre vie, une retraite avec Cris pourrait grandement vous aider à y parvenir. Elle a changé ma vie en me permettant de decouvrir un mode de vie qui correspond avec qui je suis profondément.
Meditation practice is all about centering yourself. It’s a new place to live and exist from for me and it ensures that I really think about what I am doing. I don’t have the self-doubt that I used to have. Thank you Cris for this wonderful gift.
Cris, you're a gifted practitioner and I am grateful you are in my life. I got so much out of the meditation workshop. I was convinced I would never really be able to meditate for more than 5 minutes. Since attending the workshop I have meditated everyday for at least 20 minutes.
Tengo solo palabras de agradecimiento y recomendación a quienes esten interesados en las clases de yoga de Cris!
What you want and need to know...
What yoga style should I practice?
There are many forms of yoga. Choosing a style that best suits your interests will depend on many factors: age, current level and type of other activity/exercise, temperature preference, fitness goals and your temperament.
Some yoga is fast paced, while other forms are slow. Some yoga practices are meditative, some restorative.
Experiment with different styles of classes. You may be surprised by how different they can be. We will help you find the style of yoga that is right for you.
Do I have to be flexible to practice yoga?
The simple answer is no. If you are not flexible, yoga is a great way to become more flexible.
Can yoga help me lose weight?
The gentle postures coupled with mindful breathing help to detoxify the body, cleanse the digestive tract, and decrease anxiety and stress. Stress is one of the biggest culprits behind weight gain. Yoga can help reduce your stress as well as provide a gentle form of exercise that can strengthen the body and tone your muscles.
Will yoga conflict with my religion?
Yoga does not conflict with religion. Yoga is a mind and body practice. Yoga typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation and focusing practices of mindfulness and relaxation.
How Many Times Per Week Should I Practice?
Yoga is amazing and even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. I suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time. If you can only do 20 minutes per session, that's fine too. Don't let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle, do what you can and don't worry about it. You will likely find that after a while your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more.
What is meditation?
Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the ability to be present, to rest in the here and now, fully engaged with whatever we’re doing in the moment.
How do I learn to meditate?
Learning to meditate is like learning any other skill. Think of it like exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked out before. It takes consistent practice to get comfortable. And it’s usually easier if you have a teacher. We’ve got you covered there.
I can't focus.
It's meditation practice, not meditation perfect. There’s no such thing as perfect meditation. Sometimes your focus will wander or you’ll forget to follow your breath. That’s OK. It’s part of the experience. What’s most important is to meditate consistently. It’s one of those things where the journey is more important than the destination.