Chrystabel's background is as a gymnast.  She competed until university, when an injury prevented her from continuing competitive sports.  She then turned her attention to using movement as a healing  modality.  

She is trained as a yoga, pilates, and gyrotonic  instructor., and has a degree in dance therapy, where her focus is on authentic movement.  

She briefly danced with the experimental performance Travel Art troupe in Melbourne Australia,.  Since 2009, she has concentrated on somatic movement exploration and contact improvisation.  She is a resident of Japan, where she has lived and worked since 1990.