Owner of Yoga & Friends, Christina began her yoga training in 1995 with Alice Percy-Strauss, owner and creator of the In-Tu-It Yoga system and the Yogatzu Institute. In the year of 2000, she received her 1st certification, and took her 1st workshop with John Friend, for 250+ hours of training in the Anusara style of yoga. Christina studied in Chicago at The Temple of Kriya Yoga, where she received an additional certification in 2002.

​​​ ​ Over the past 20 years of practice and teachings, Christina continues her training through classes and workshops. In addition to already mentioned teachers, she has taken classes/workshops with: Eric Schiffman, Rodney Yee, Angela Farmer, Gurmukh, Dona Holleman, Mitchel Blier, Judith Lasater, Jamie and Justin Allison, Siana Sherman and many other great teachers of our time.

 Alongside her yoga training, Christina studied karate for 8 years. She accomplished her 2nd degree Brown belt in 2001.
Her journey to become a Reiki practitioner began in the early 2000s. She later received her 3rd degree as a Reiki practitioner and teacher in 2003. Currently, Christina is teaching her students, Sridaiva Yoga, a 21st Century body- mind alignment method focusing on balancing health through optimal posture, and positive attitude; founded by Desi Springer and John Friend.