A woman with LOVE as her guide
is a Heart driven healer and speaker of Heart Wisdom. From a young age she began exploring methods of expression that would liberate her Hearts voice. Much of her wisdom on heart consciousness is from life experience. She was immediately faced with life and death at 6 years old when her mother passed away from breast cancer. At the same time, her loving father suffered from PTSD. Many of her family members and close friends struggled from illnesses. This drew her to question and introspection throughout her life. After many winding roads Kristen began her path of yoga when she was studying at university. She had come to yoga in hopes of coping with physical, mental, and emotional pain. Her University offered Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa classes. She curiously stepped into every class she could. Immediately she opened her heart to the practice as a lens to see herself. She began to notice the deep interconnectedness between the body, mind, heart, and spirit. Devoted to Yoga teachings, she started studying and practicing on her own to explore all these layers. A few years later, Kristen found Yin Yoga. Through the Yin practice she grew a gentle awareness and stillness with herself. This stirred pain from old patterns and stories to the surface. Through Yin she began to learn how to softly see and release the pain. In turn, she was finally able to embrace herself and her weeping inner child. Like a flower, her body began to open, and her pain dissipated. She sincerely and authentically released the holding and stress she suffered from for many years. The Yin practice taught her calmness in movement which translated to strength, endurance, and presence in her active practices. She learned that in order to transcend past an emotion, feeling, thought, pattern, or story, we must learn to be still to be able to witness it. And it’s in how we witness that our state will naturally take its course of change. In time, transformation occurs from a softer, sweeter way of seeing ourselves.
Kristen explores the tides of the heart . These ebbs of emotion that come with life, death, illness, and human experience has been her greatest teacher and inspires her to acknowledge, embrace, and share the power of love. She delves into the tender spaces in the mind & body with compassion & gratitude. Her acknowledgement of the heart encourages people to liberate their own love.
Kristen’s intention in guiding Yoga is to invite people to witness what is real and true for them (in their body, mind, and hearts) as well as to encourage a compassionate lens in which to see themselves. She acknowledges that day-to-day and moment-to-moment this may be different. Kristen’s sessions are self explorative journeys to practice acceptance, softness, deep listening, and loving kindness. She acknowledges the state of humanness through all channels of body, mind, emotion, feeling, heart, spirit, and soul. Kristen has infinite faith in human Being’s to light the candle in their hearts, and to shine their light.
Through Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Sound, and Intentional Practice Kristen aims to express her heart and offer it to others. She teaches Yoga in Manhattan and Brooklyn, working with all bodies and all ages. Her classes and private sessions are trauma sensitive. Kristen is an assistant teacher to Biff Mithoefer, author of the Yin Yoga Kit at his Yin Yoga Training's. She has assisted over 20 retreats, training's, and workshops in the past 4 years. Kristen works privately with the heavy hearted and those who are dealing with Loss and Grief. She is grateful to be on this unique path of exploring the energetic tapestry of the human body and offerings of the hearts gifts