Cristal Rae Toribio is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Mental Health First Aid instructor. She began her yoga teacher training in 2005 at Down Dog Yoga Studio in followed by training at Kripalu Center. Her yoga and bodywork training includes Kundalini Yoga with Dharshan Kaur, Vinyasa Yoga with Shiva Rea and Somatic Freedom Techniques to name a few.
Cristal studied the Tai Sophia institute in Applied Healing Arts Program and the attended the Art of Coaching workshop with Tom Balles. She also trained with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to facilitate survivor support groups and with the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) in sexual assault advocay.
Cristal graduated with honors from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a Bachelors in Art with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies where she also taught recreation and credit courses. She earned an Associates in Applied Science in Massage Therapy at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) where she was awarded: Outstanding Massage Therapy Graduate.
She is currently working towards her Masters in Transpersonal Psychology at Atlantic University and is studying Mediumship with Psychic Medium Erica Marks.
Toribio teaches at the College of Southern Maryland where she has taught in the Student Success, Massage Therapy, Faculty Development and Wellness Departments.