“Pudgy and awkward (good name for pets) categorizes my childhood and adolescence. I spent many years overcompensating and over-exercising sometimes to the detriment of my health and sanity. Although I still tend to take things to the extreme, yoga has certainly been an invaluable tool for balance (both literally and figuratively.) Off the mat I have been blessed to pursue my hearts delight- woodworking, cooking, reading, growing things and playing 1950’s housewife.”
Practicing Yoga since 2011, Kristen became a 200RYT instructor through Yoga Joint South where she also received both Advanced and Trauma Conscious Training. A firm believer that yoga is for everyone regardless of age, or ability she prides herself in accommodating a wide range of body types and fitness levels. She loves to be of service; She started a Yoga club for middle school children, and volunteers weekly for Connected Warriors (nonprofit organization serving Veterans with Free Yoga)
1. Favorite place to meditate?
Wherever I am.
2. How did you discover yoga?
It all started with a Groupon. The yogis seemed ethereal, like they all just came from the House of Elrond; That light peaceful glow was so appealing – especially after wrestling with teenagers all day in the classroom.
3. What have you given up that still tempts you?
Trying to make people happy- and swearing.
4. Favorite food?
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
5. Who or what inspires you?
Those who use their experiences of trauma to help heal and inspire others.