Name: Christina Rocha
Lives in: Athens, Greece
From: Baltimore, Maryland (USA) born and raised
Occupation: I teach Spanish and write and design curriculum and methods for world language teachers worldwide. I offer teacher training focusing on using foreign language in innovative ways to build and promote curiosity and intercultural awareness and competence for conscious global citizens. I am working on a resource book at the moment for teachers- out in the fall!
Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): Babysitting, Blockbuster video store employee 🙂 and waitressing
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Enneagram type: Peacemaker (9)
What do you love Greece? I love that smell when you go to the see, or the pine from the forests, the silver glow from the olive trees, the buzzing from the summer crickets, the smell of the jasmine while on a neighborhood stroll, watching people enjoy their freddo drinks, experiencing a true traffic jam with a random goat/sheep crossing, swimming in the crystal clear waters- knowing there is a taverna filled with good food that awaits. The beauty is in the little things every day.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I dance Tango- (well, when it isn’t a pandemic) and have been known to travel for it (ok, some people know this already). And many don’t know I dabble in creating hand made decor with all kinds of different materials- mixed media sculptures with clays, fabric hardeners, mosaics.
Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s Kundalini Yoga: When I come downtown for yoga on the Acropolis Roof Deck or definitely at a gong bath.
First time you tried Kundalini Yoga (where/when/with whom)?: With Lynn- when was it? Years ago when she was still new to Athens:)
Tell us your top tip to combat climate change: Re-use and upcycle. In mixed media, my fellow creative friends and I realize pretty much anything can be re-used and upcycled, recycled- it just takes a bit of thinking a little untraditionally. Before you throw any seemingly useless materials (plastics, metals, cardboard, glass bottles, anything) ask an artist friend first, find a place to donate, or post on social media if you are unsure of where to get rid of stuff. There are always people with ideas for what to do with it and take it off your hands.
And as summer is near- keep an extra pair of gloves and trash bag in your beach bag for every time you go to the beach- if we all do a little bit of cleaning, leading by example, maybe more locals will join in and our beaches can be a little cleaner every day.