About Cristina Ortiz

Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III)

Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III)

I was introduced to yoga in the 90’s. I decided to deepen my yoga practice by becoming a certified yoga teacher an open Sun and Moon Yoga in 2016 to when I was ready to start loving life!

How did yoga find me? I grew up with a challenging autoimmune disease. In 2013 After 8 years of remission, I was enrolled full-time in a Master's Degree program, overworking, and repeating patterns that just weren’t serving me. Then, my health issues returned and I realized it was time for change. That was the catalyst for my yoga journey to really take hold.

I decided the healthiest choice for myself was to shift my path, and dedicate my career to the world of yoga! Now, through Sun & Moon Yoga, I offer yoga and meditation for others ready to love life by shifting toward better health and wellness!

yoga for Self-Care

Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose

For those experiencing:

  • chronic stress, joint paint, loss of flexibility / mobility.

I work with people who need an alternative to the more intensive fitness-center-type-yoga offerings out there. My clients want to:

  • enhance wellness and recovery through an integrative approach to health and healing.

Yoga for Families

Unique and energizing yoga and mindfulness education where children and their families. I implement my years of experience as a public school teacher in order to help kids start their path of yoga at an earlier age. Families practice together so parents get a change to take yoga class too!

More about Cristina: Cristina holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Manhattanville College Graduate School of Education. She received her Yoga Alliance approved 200-Hr Yoga Certification at Wainwright House in Rye with Paula Heitzner, Patty Holmes, and Susan Wright.  She completed training for Children's Yoga Certification with Young Mountain Yoga.


 *Yoga is not a substitute for medical attention.