Cristina Roy has been a dedicated student of yoga since 2004. She had a lifelong passion for helping people and decided to become a yoga teacher as a continuation of that passion. It is her desire to share the tremendous benefits and relief she herself receives from yoga. Her dedication to helping people living in pain due to their back condition mirrors her own journey, of finding relief from scoliosis thanks to yoga.
Cristina is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer. She completed the B.K.S Iyengar Yogamala Teacher Training program where she trained with senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor Patricia Walden. She has also completed Senior Iyengar Teacher Elise Browning Miller‘s Yoga for Scoliosis Teacher Training Program along with the Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis training with Alison West of Yoga Union. She frequently attends workshops and focused studies with senior level Iyengar Yoga instructors to stay up to date with the therapeutic application of yoga.
Cristina owns Back2Health Yoga located in Wappingers Falls, New York where she teaches group classes and works privately with students interested in using yoga to help find relief from the effects of scoliosis. She also offers classes and workshops geared specifically for back health and scoliosis.
** Cristina is an Iyengar Certified Instructor who has done additional training with Elise to become a Yoga for Scoliosis certified instructor. She is highly qualified because of her Iyengar training and has a deep understanding of how to work with scoliosis.