A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. After earning her degree in Kinesiology, Cristi studied extensively for over 10 years with world-renowned teachers including Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp, and Fred De Vito.

Taking a class with Cristi involves the prefect melange of inspiration with athleticism. Your body and soul will respond to her unique and holistic approach of teaching yoga.All levels of your being will be transformed and awakened – physically, emotionally and spirituality. Cristi’s bright energy permeates her teaching, creating a dynamic and unique practice that imbues her student with potent vitality. She spreads this energy across the globe leading workshops and retreats and has been faculty on numerous international yoga festivals, teacher training programs and conferences, Currently, Cristi is shaking up the yoga world by integrating yoga and dance with live DJ’d house music during her invigorating ‘Deep Exhale’ events.

When she is not teaching, globe-trotting, and empowering others, you will likely find Cristi dancing and doing back flips on Venice Beach!