Hog Island, Maine

Hog Island, Maine

Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

Olympic Peninsula, Washington State


Cristina Ortiz, Founder

CCT- Certified Yoga Teacher-200
CCYT Certified Children's Yoga Teacher-95
MAT Childhood Education
BS Visual Arts and Romance Languages

My Yoga Practice
I decided to deepen my yoga practice by becoming a yoga teacher when I realized that I needed to get back in touch with myself and what it meant to be human.

I grew up with a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, called Rheumatoid Arthritis.  In 2013 After 8 years of remission, it came back full swing when I was enrolled full-time in a Master's Degree program and working three jobs.  It knocked my joy, energy and spirit right out of me.  For a short time my symptoms made me believe yoga was no longer accessible to me, but it was actually quite the opposite. My yoga practice is part of my ongoing recovery and prevention process.

I have come to realize that Yoga is for everyone; from breath work to meditation to postures; no matter how many blocks or blankets one needs to use in order to sit on the ground!

Through yoga,  I have been able to reconnect with joy, nature and compassion.  I hope to share the vast benefits resulting form a regular yoga practice with my community. 

I received my 200-Hr Yoga Certification in Rye, New York, where I worked with Master Teachers, Paula Heitzner, Patty Holmes, and Susan Wright.  In 2017 I completed training for my Children's Yoga Certification with Young Mountain Yoga. 

In 2016 I opened Sun and Moon Yoga where I encourage all students to make their yoga practice their own by respecting their strengths and needs. 

We look forward to working with you and making a difference in the world, one heart at a time.

Heyam Dukham Anagatam