Humble, genuine and warm, Christian is inspired by his experience in a variety of styles of yoga and healing modalities. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, where he founded the yoga studio Casa 111, Christian initially trained in Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa Yoga. Seeking to explore the healing and ceremonial elements of yoga, he later specialized in the slower and therapeutic style of Forrest Yoga and Native American practices. After travelling to India, his passion for the history and philosophy of yoga was ignited. This led him to further his studies with renowned scholars at SOAS University of London, graduating with a masters degree in the Traditions of Yoga.