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.
In 2006, Cristina then moved to Amsterdam where she was introduced to yoga, maybe because she felt that yoga and karate had much in common. However, Ashtanga yoga was the one that stole her heart and where she felt right at home.
Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini were two of the great teachers that initiated her in the Ashtanga path and later on she found in Rolf Naujokat her true teacher with whom she continues to practice every year in Goa, India.
She finds in her teaching her way to contribute to a better world, never forgetting she will always remain a student.