About The Teacher
Cristiane Machado is Brasilian by Birth and a Citizen of The Universe by default. She has moved to the USA in July 1999 and has settled in St Petersburg in June 2014.
Cristiane has graduated from The Florida School of Massage in May 2004 and she has been practicing Massage Therapy since them, giving her 13 years of hands on experience in working with the Human body. Cristiane’s knowledge, experiences and studies of the Physical body and how it gets affected by every day living and stressors, has opened her curiosity to the less obvious subtleties and ways that the Body communicates discomfort, pain and lack of wellness. Studying Reiki and Johrei (energy work) since she was 13 yo, inspired the understanding of HOW Energy plays a big role in our daily lives and she loves to make that understanding accessible and demystified. Actually, Cristiane’s intention with her craft as a Body worker is to simplify and clarify the communication between our physical bodies, our minds and our emotions and HOW it all affects our daily living.
Among the many tools that Cristiane uses to bring physicality into homeostasis, lies Movement with ZUMBA® and YOGA. Cristiane has toured the Globe teaching Zumba Master Classes and hosting Yoga and ZUMBA Retreats. Cristiane is filled with Passion for ALL types of therapeutic movement. Either by Flowing the physical body into Asanas along the Breathe, or learning how to move the Ethereal and Energetic bodies into a ecstatic and tantalizing rhythmic dance with the Self, Cristiane Believes that EVERY Body was designed to move hence her desire to combine YOGA, Breathe, Meditation and DANCE.