Cristi combines her teaching, practice, and bright spirit into a dynamic and unique classroom style, creating an infectious energy her students can’t help but feel during each class.
A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the U.S. 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 a 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 DeVito. From 2006 to 2014, Cristi served as Director of the internationally renowned Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, California.
Cristi currently teaches yoga and Core Fusion at the Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. She also shares her energy across the globe, leading workshops and retreats, and gracing the covers of Yoga Journal, Om Yoga, and LA Yoga.
When she isn’t teaching, globe-trotting, and empowering others, you’ll likely find Cristi dancing and doing back flips on Venice Beach!
Vinyasa Flow, Chakra Vinyasa, Yoga Dance, Ecstatic Dance, Yinyasa
Training and Influences:
Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Seane Corn, Elisabeth Halfpapp, Fred Devito, Laura Amazzone