Cristina Dos Santos (@yogicdossantos)
Finally, just shy of 29, I’ve decided to lean in to who I was created to be. All the way.
For so long, wished I could be this way or that, but I’m learning to embrace what I’ve been given. I admire my friends who effortlessly balance on one hand, but I no longer feel the compulsion to “keep up” or feel incompetent because that’s not me.
I’ve begun learning that what my students continually ask from me are the things I never had to work very hard to be really good at. They ask me for help with things that are natural to me: my gifts and expertise.
I constantly get requests for more restorative, yin, yoga therapy, yoga nidra, and guided meditation classes and workshops. People often seek out my guidance about Ayurveda, nutrition, and spiritual matters. My knowledge about things that aren’t as commonly taught in Western yoga classes is sought after. Oh, and people love my retreats! Getting to lead retreats is my absolute favorite thing ever!
I love that I get to help people feel good in their bodies, sometimes again and sometimes for the first time. I love that my negative experiences aren’t wasted by God, but that instead I am certain they happened FOR me, not TO me. Beyond that, everything I have experienced so far in my nearly 3 decades on this planet have sharpened my intuition and connection, confirming all along that I’m a “healer.” I’m simply here to love others in a way that heals, a vessel of love and light.
I really love practicing other languages, cooking nourishing, colorful food, painting, and crocheting tiny baby things brings me a special kind of joy.
One of the goals I’m working toward is to help victims of human trafficking heal through yoga therapy.
This isn’t meant to sound ego-driven - just to say HEY 👋🏽 this what I’m about and this is me stepping into *authenticity*. Thanks for nourishing the space.
Check out my latest blog post: http://www.cristinadossantosyoga.com/blog/lean-in