This Is MeGiving You the Tools and Confidence to Access Your Core Desires
It was a rainy day in April when I stepped into the yoga shala and began my journey. I had no clear understanding of what I was doing there. All I knew is that I had just left an unfulfilling corporate job, had a newborn at home, and wanted peace. I’d been practicing yoga for ten years and even meditated through my child’s unmedicated birth, but had not yet taken my practice very seriously. I signed up for yoga teacher training on nothing more than a visceral knowing that it’s what I had to do.
I believe we all share a need to be respected, strong, and of service to the world. Prior to my yoga studies, I had a sense that I wanted to embody those qualities, but had no idea how to acquire them, so I was perpetually unsatisfied. Yoga and meditation helped me define my core desires and turn my life into a reflection of those inner yearnings.
Now, I hope to teach those tools to you. I recognize that not everyone is able, or even wants to, attend an intense yoga and meditation training. But I believe you can still learn and access the lessons in a way that make sense for you and your life.
Learn more about these opportunities on the Work With Me page.
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
As a former dancer, Kristen was always engrossed by the beauty of movement. Though it wasn’t until her first yoga class ten years ago that she realized the importance of the mind-body connection. She has since dedicated her life to teaching individuals to explore the relationship between their minds and bodies.
Kristen’s yoga studies formerly began at at the Aum Home Shala in Coconut Grove, where she focused mainly on the Hatha and Ashtanga traditions, earning her a 200-hour Yoga Certification through Yoga Alliance. To further her meditation studies, Kristen completed a course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through Mindful Miami. She is also an ambassador for the internationally recognized Rainbow Yoga and has completed their Kids Yoga Teacher Training.
In October of 2016, Kristen spent five days with celebrated teachers Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling in Atlanta, GA, as part of Off The Mat Into The World’s “Yoga, Purpose, And Action Leadership Intensive”. This training marked a pivotal turning point in how she relates to her own life of practice, as well as how she empowers others to become leaders of their own lives and agents of change in the world. To learn more about Off The Mat, please visit www.offthematintotheworld.org.
Kristen holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mass Communications and Journalism and a Master’s of Music in Performing Arts Management from Florida International University. Her ‘Stories Of Healing’ may be found on the Blog. She also holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, under the direction of Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Kristen has successfully completed all requirements for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross (Certificate ID: GW867X).