greetings. bonjour. namashkar. salam. hey.
My name is Christina, and I am a yogi & foodie. I am also a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover of life, people, food, and world travels. My two favorite food groups (yes, they should be food groups) are pickles and cupcakes. Eventually or in the near future, I will be a physician of some sort. I finished my Master of Physiology May 2012, and with no immediate plans to go to medical school upon graduation, I decided to take a year or two off and go to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles, and teach Bikram Yoga.
I have traveled all over, but India and Ethiopia have a “peace” of my heart. It was India where I first practiced yoga and I volunteered in a hospital. It was Ethiopia I helped, educated, and nurtured (and was loved in return!) female street children. I hope to go back to Ethiopia sometime in the near future to share the gift of yoga with the shelter I volunteered at.
I started my life journey in ’88. I started my yoga journey in ’08. However, my practice wasn’t consistent until jan 6, 2011. This is the day I like to say I was born again. since starting yoga, I lost 25 pounds, my HDLs (good cholesterol) have doubled, my LDLs (bad cholesterol has halved), my blood pressure (from STRESS!) went from 150/100 to 110/70, I am a better listener, better friend, less anxious, more patient, more focused, stronger, more courageous, and more confident. yoga = life.