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Conscious Vegan Lifestyle
Christina is a Conscious Vegan Lifestyle Coach, a certified Yoga and Meditation teacher, and an Activist. She has been living a vegan lifestyle since January 2012 and in that time has explored the depths of compassionate living through yoga, ethical veganism, social justice, and the environment. She creates safe and explorative spaces for others in their sacred kitchens, lifestyle programs, and retreats, to dive deep into what it means to live consciously and how to live life more authentically from the heart.
It is through yoga that she found a path of sharing what it means to embody conscious living – understanding that it’s not just about what we consume but furthermore about connecting to our ethics and morals. These guiding compassionate principles are the foundation of safe and supportive environments that give us the opportunity to uncover our layers and connect with our soul. This soul space is what helps us navigate actions and choices that honor our relationship with ourselves, community, allies, and Mama Earth.
Her love for cooking stems from watching her Greek immigrant grandmother in the kitchen, learning quickly that the secret ingredient to a delicious meal is love. This lifestyle has pushed her beyond her boundaries to explore the art of cooking from a place of kindness. She believes that vegan food is actually Compassionate Filled Food that fills the mind, body, and spirit - extending to all animals and Mother Earth.
Her work has extended into the animal rights movement where she worked closely on campaigns, programming, and the welfare/care of other sentient beings. It has allowed her to grow and understand further that every animal has a soul, and each of those souls are journeying through this life just like us. They offer us lessons that often we have trouble getting to on our own.
Yoga & Meditation
Christina is a student of yoga and has been practicing for over 10 years. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in March 2018 at the Bhakti Center and Stanton Street Yoga, under Dhyana Masla and Syama Masla. Her training was focused on Vinyasa Yoga and was deeply embedded in the Bhakti Yoga Philosophy- the path of devotion and love of all beings. In May 2020 she completed her 100 hour Meditation Teacher Training under Yogi Charu with the Bhakti Center and now shares free guided meditation to our worldly community every Wednesday evening..
Love is inherent in the heart and its through this practice that she learned how expansive the heart can be. Christina believes that beneath all the layers of the self is the purest form of us, and that in order to get there we must start by practicing mindfulness and compassion towards ourselves and others.
Christina's yoga classes create a space to discover and engage with the subtleties of the body and mind through a slower and reflective pace. It allows the yogi to familiarize themselves with the body in harmony with a moving meditation. It creates time and space to move through the challenges, strengthen, and go inward to connect to their truest self.
Certifications & Continuing Education
200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Bhakti Center I Stanton Street Yoga, NYC :: April 2018::
100 hour Meditation Teacher Certification
Bhakti Center I Yogi Charu, NYC ::May 2020::
Vedic Thai Bodywork Training - 24 CEUS
Synergy Yoga Center, Miami Beach :: Sept 2019 ::
Foundational Training: Yoga Through the Lens of Trauma and Incarceration
Prison Yoga Project :: In Progress ::