Newly Certified: Cristina Lizarazo

Meet Cristina, the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teacher.

Cristina lives in Oakville, Ontario, where she participates in many sports, with a special interest in rock climbing. Her background includes everything from synchronized skating to league volleyball, so she is especially sympathetic to athletes in all sports, and she has seen the huge benefits yoga has brought to her body and mind.

As you can deduce from Cristina’s diverse background in sport, she is also comfortable teaching in many different styles, from yin to slow flow to faster flow classes. She really shines in her classes for athletes, where her authenticity makes her a kind and understanding teacher as her students find tightnesses. Her sweet voice and presence give her students the chance to meet their bodies where they are, instead of feeling the need to push to achieve some arbitrary external shape. This is really critical for athletes in yoga class: they need someone who will encourage them while dissuading them from their more competitive urges. Cristina is just the teacher to do this.

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If you’re in Ontario, lucky you: Cristina is moving deeper into her speciality working with athletes of all sports. See her beautiful website at Conquer the Crux.

If you’d like to follow in Cristina’s shoes, plan your trip to North Carolina for Teaching Yoga to Athletes, July 15–19, 2019, or start your work on the course at Sage Yoga Teacher Training.

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