SIY Certified Teacher
- New York, NY, USA, United States
- English, Spanish
Criss was born in Venezuela to Colombian parents. She migrated to the US when she was 15 years old, and she has spent most of her adult life living around the US, LatAm, and Spain.
Professionally, Criss spent over a decade in corporate America working in hispanic television sales, production, and operations. In 2016, after much inner work and reflection, she fully transitioned into a career that allowed her to spread mindfulness and emotional Intelligence around the world - initially through her own business and now through consulting. With purpose and passion she aims to create, develop and support spaces where people make meaningful connections and feel like they belong.
In addition to having a Master's Degree in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University, she is a certified teacher of Search Inside Yourself, a leadership program developed at Google. She is also a self-published author of “PERTENÆCER: Eight-Week Mindfulness and Meditation Training and Practices for Latinx Immigrants in the United States ©”, and co-author of “Building a more Diverse and Inclusive Science: Mindfulness-based Approaches for Latinx Individuals,” which was published in the Mindfulness Journal. Her most recent certification is a Mindfulness Mentor Training from Cloud Sangha.
Criss has been offering mindfulness and emotional intelligence workshops with cultural modifications and adaptations for almost a decade. Criss has had the honor to work with professionals, leaders, and executives of organizations such as: Meta, Airbnb, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Telemundo, Lideramos, CORO, Databricks, Datto, Latinas in Tech, Nordstrom and many more.
In her offline time she enjoys practicing meditation, reading, traveling, walking in nature, doing yoga, rollerblading, and playing tennis. Criss currently resides in New York city with her husband.