Welcome to christinarojas.com!
I’m so glad you’re here! This is a space to share my love for yoga and meditation with you. I use yoga and meditation as tools to bring vibrancy to my life experience and the lives of my clients. I’m passionate about sharing these tools with you!
Training & Life Experience
I’m a trained 200 hour Kripalu yoga teacher and have been teaching since early 2013. I bring more than 10 years of yoga practice to my teaching. Using intuitive guidance, I blend different styles of yoga to lead a compassionate, soul loving experience.
Why I Teach
When I started, I hated yoga. I was busy beating my body into the ground, trying to force it to lose as much weight as possible so I could finally be happy (I later realized this was no road to happiness). Yoga was too slow, I felt that it didn’t burn enough calories, and worst of all I was “bad” at it. I forced myself to go to class once a week because it felt so.damn.good. After a while I started to really love yoga, but I only allowed myself one class a week so as not to waste calorie burning opportunities with more intense cardio and weight lifting.
I once told my favorite yoga teacher that yoga felt “too luxurious” to practice every day. I don’t remember exactly what she said, but it started me thinking; maybe it would be okay to practice yoga every day and experience that delicious feeling of life every day. Slowly I started to practice more yoga and dropped the weights and grueling cardio sessions. I realized that yoga could challenge my body and keep me in shape (when my body wanted a challenge), that it was more than okay to drop into a gentle practice (when my body was asking for it), and it taught me more about myself than anything else ever had. I learned to love myself.
When I became a Mom, my life was turned upside down. Things I thought I knew about myself and what I wanted changed. I found myself second guessing every single decision I made as a parent. I looked to parenting “experts” for my answers and became very confused since there were opposite opinions for every parenting topic; each vehemently proclaiming their correctness. I wanted the best for my baby and had a hard time choosing which side was “right”. After a few months, I slowly came to realize that all I had to do was connect to my internal guidance system. I used yoga and meditation to help me come back to my intuition and make parenting decisions from a place of peace. My experience of being a Mom while deeply connected to my intuition has lit up my world. I have more energy. I’m happier. I feel connected.
I want to help bring vibrancy to your life! Your family and the world needs you at your best and feeling good.