Cristina Guerra is yoga and meditation instructor currently based in Amsterdam. Hailing from Portugal, Cristina has for the past 6 years hosted classes and workshops in yoga and meditation across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Australia, after having completed her 800HYTT with Zuna Yoga on the island of Gili Meno in Indonesia. Second training with a focus on the Nidra (Satyananda), restorative and meditation practices. June 2019 she did 50HYNTT with Yoga Nidra Network and she is currently being mentored by Nirlipta Tuli, with whom she is delivering workshops in Amsterdam and in Portugal.
Graduating university with a Masters in Art Restoration, Cristina has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, having initially turned to the discipline as a means of balancing a heavy workload while acting as a team leader and collection manager for the National Museum of Oman. In her capacity as an arts’ conservation coordinator, Cristina has led teams in her native Portugal and abroad, performing a supportive and unifying function for diverse teams of professionals and trainees on often complex projects.
Since beginning her yoga journey, Cristina has developed an increasing interest in yoga’s curative aspects and potential for personal and spiritual growth, undertaking complementary training in quantum touch, reiki and arts’ psychotherapy while deepening her knowledge of the Tantric meditation, Kriya Yoga, and Yoga Nidra traditions.
Cristina has been engaged as a healing therapist for over ten years, and with her knowledge of and natural affinity with Reiki and Quantum Touch is attuned to the sensitivities of her classes and individual students, using the techniques of each to promote and enhance energetic connections. This empathetic disposition is further supported by Cristina’s academic studies in arts’ psychotherapy, in particular with regard to her conversance with therapeutic and behavioural approaches.
With a strong focus on agnirage breathing and pranayama, Cristina believes that through the coordination of the movement and stillness of breath yoga practitioners can gain a greater awareness of their personal resistances and a path by which to overcome these limitations, and is committed to supporting her students on their own transformational yoga journeys.