Christina is a licensed oncology cancer nurse , certified cancer patient advocate and nurse navigator with hands on clinical and personal holistic experience of 15 + years. PRacticing as a Certified cancer patient nurse navigator and patient advocate from Harold Freeman Institute. she is a Certified Yoga Educator, E-RYT, YACEP, RYS, ashtanga yoga practitioner, health wellness, juicing coach, facilitator and speaker. Member to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Association of Oncology Nurse Navigators and American Holistic Nurses Association.
Growing up on the beautiful island of Guam, surrounded by tropical sunshine, rainbows and the deep blue ocean waters, I find home with the island life here in Maui, Hawaii healing and therapeutic. I love the culture, people, nature, homegrown fruits, vegetables we can sustain to promote breathing life healthily. I have adopted the mindful lifestyle to adore and embrace each sunrise and sunset as a daily reminder that every day is a gift for opportunities to make a meaningful difference one breath at a time.
After facing health issues with early stage cancer at such a young age, I found my path being led to mindfulness and healthier choices in everything I did one day at a time as a natural surrendering. truly Cultivating to a more purposeful life each day for my mind, body and spirit to embrace each day as a new beginning. mindfulness with my diet, work -life balance, physical and mental practices, social and environmental influences. What brought me great strength to endure all the challenges was my profound and evident experience of how each day of change, I felt great, awake, healthier, energized, happier and inspired for each sunrise to begin a new day. One of those practices has served as my saving grace, my true classical yoga practice, Ashtanga Yoga , on the mat daily integrating holistic practices with adapting clean diet and stress-free lifestyle is my personal story to my transformation.
Since then, my well-being was not only transformed but also my belief that awareness, knowledge, mindfulness, discipline to place value of life as to everything we eat and every activity we partake ourselves into doing, the reaction we display to every situation and the choices we make sums the outlook of a healthy mind, body and spirit. When you are grateful that everyday you can breathe clean, believe in something that has transformed you for the better , you invest time to these practices the impacts your whole self, your whole health for the better. Health is our greatest wealth. the journey to holistic way of living is Understanding its philosophy, benefits, lifestyle, application where it becomes naturally a way of living.
When i’m not on the yoga mat practicing or teaching , my dharma (my calling-passion) as a cancer patient nurse advocate and navigator , health and wellness ambassador brings me light of joy, hope, purpose and service for opportunities to share, give back through teaching and mentoring new, established, experienced yoga practitioners, students , patients, survivors, teachers, health care professional and beautiful souls of all walks of life in exploring how living daily integrating complimentary practices such as Yoga, Breath, Meditation, Mindful lifestyle, Diet, Nutrition, juicing , exercise, Health & Wellness is the greatest asset we owe to ourselves. And I love beach walks, runs with my aussie, paddle boarding, reading, playing in the rain, twinkling the ivories of my piano and spending time with my dearest friends and family.
The effect of the Choices of what we Nourish our Mind, Body and Spirit is vital. The perfect compliment to my oncology nursing practice is this therapeutic yoga practices and mindful lifestyle. This has become a precious facet of my life. And a lifetime gift I offer to many lives that I meet along the way each day.