Cristina was born in Lisbon, Portugal. As a child, driven by her older brothers, she started practicing Karate, a practice that she kept in her teen and adult years having graduated 2nd black belt. She then moved to Amsterdam in 2006, where she was introduced to Yoga, maybe because she felt that Yoga and Karate had much in common. Ashtanga Yoga was the one that stole her heart and where she felt right at home. She pays great respect to her teachers, Gibran Gonzalez and Rolf & Marci Naujokat who continue to be a great inspiration and support on her path.
She finds in her teaching her way to contribute to a better world, never forgetting she will always remain a student.