I fell in love with yoga in 2007 when I took my first Bikram class with one of my cousins. Since that day 6 years ago, I have been practicing yoga – evolving, growing & going with the flow. I am aware of my breath, and feel more alive and connected to my true spirit. My practice in Vinyasa, Power, Hatha, Restorative, Meditation & Bikram adds to the richness & many facets of my teaching.
Inspired by my own personal discovery & the desire to share my passion with others, I pursued my 200-hour teacher certification at Yoga Source, Los Gatos under the guidance of Linda Schlamadinger-McGrath in August 2009. I have studied and worked with Rebecca Bara, Daniella Cotreau, and Garry Kissiah. I have also attended workshops taught by Kathryn Budig, Seane Corn, Brian Kest & Shiva Rea.
My Power & Vinyasa classes are flowing, energetic & dynamic; balancing strength & elegance. I focus on breath – recognizing and connecting to it, and allowing the breath to guide the flow through the asana practice. I also have a love for music, which reveals itself in my playlists, that are integrated into the movement & pace of the class.
Recently, I completed a 45-hour Pre/Post-Natal Training with Jane Austin of Mama Tree at Yoga Tree, San Francisco. As a Pre-Natal Yoga instructor, I hope to create a space for mamas to simply be. I also encourage a healthy well-being through increasing strength, body awareness, relaxation, compassion & love.
Off my mat, I love finding new adventures, traveling, sharing a bottle of wine with good company, and expanding my musical horizons & yoga playlists. I also treasure spending time with my husband & family, especially my two younger sisters.
my name is: kristin • i am born, bred & live: in the bay area, california • my sun sign is: the strong & dignified leo • my dosha: vatta-pitta • i wish for world peace ! • i am thankful for: family, love & warm sunny days • what gives me peace is: having faith that everything will work out in the way God intended it to be • 3 words that describe me: passionate, determined & compassionate • why i choose yoga: it grounds me, giving me the space to focus amidst chaos; i am a better person – more peaceful, positive & aware; yoga gives me a purpose in life • what inspires me most are: my parents, my sisters & people who don’t lose sight of their dreams • 3 words to describe my teaching style: dynamic, grounding & fun ! • i just can’t live without: yoga, family time, lip gloss & my eyelash curler • my favorite drink: mango green tea with pearls • my favorite food: persian cucumbers, white peaches, kettle corn & my mama’s home cooking • for fun: i love going to the beach, traveling (when i can get away), curling up with a good book, wine tasting & wine drinking (especially around friends & family), expanding my horizons by trying things i’ve never done before • when I need a little escape close to home I go to: an candlelit restorative yoga class where they pull out all the stops (hot stones, aromatherapy oils, props galore, eye pillows, sand bags, candle light/dim light… so yummy!) …and of course – the BEACH (just a couple hours away)!