Kristen is a yoga instructor and teacher trainer in Marin County. She writes a yoga blog for Marin Magazine and leads international yoga adventure retreats.
Hatha, Vinyasa, and Gentle Yoga are the styles Kristen most often teaches. Her classes flow fluidly and focus on alignment. They work the body in a balanced way, linking poses gracefully and intelligently. They build strength, balance, and flexibility in the body, and a deeper sense of calm, peace, and stability in the mind.
Kristen runs a Yoga Sutra Study Group to explore the deeper meaning of yoga and shares these teachings in her classes and on retreats.
Yoga is more than what happens on the mat. Many important aspects of yoga can only happen out in the real world. Therefore, Kristen likes to lead retreats that involve exploring the natural world and immersing in different cultures. Being in nature is a powerful way to clear the head, find peace, and connect with all living things, and visiting different cultures changes perspectives and helps to build connections with all beings.
25 + years
fluid, strengthening, and safe with grace and depth
Get out in it!
Exploring and training in many forms of dance and yoga has was always been a sacred space for me. As we connect with our bodies, we become more connected with the present moment and from there the inward journey can begin. I believe the ancient yoga texts teach important life skills that can benefit everyone.
Janet Stone, Roseangela Silvestre, Judith Lasater, Sharon Gannon, Lesley Desaulniers, Hillary Skibell, Nikki Estrada and most of all my two children.
Fluid and Strong with Grace and Depth
Yoga takes place out there in the world, not necessarily on the mat. The word yoga means to 'unite,' So I like to combine yoga and adventure and travel. Getting out in nature and immersing in different cultures helps us to connect to all living things.
Crow - it excites me when people do something for the first time that they thought they could not do.
Reverse Savasana - I love to surrender and let go in this pose and feel the supportive floor hold me up.
I love to be near grand mountains and vast bodies of water.
"I loved the beautiful spirit, activities and of course yoga on the beach. The healthy food created by Faun was amazing. Kristen is the best and most caring yoga teacher I have ever met and I feel so lucky to be able to take her classes and retreats. Highly recommend it!!"
- Anonymous - YOGAloha 2019
"I have gone to 2 of Kristen's yoga retreats and I am signed up for another. On the first retreat, I did not know anyone, however, Kristen is able to set an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and friendship. I made wonderful friends right away and am still friends with these fun ladies."
- Christine A. (Yoga del Sol 2018 & 2019, YOGAloha 2019)