Kristin is the owner and managing director of Down Dog Yoga Center and is registered through Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher level. Kristin's first 200 hour training with 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ was in 2009 and included a month long immersion in the study of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic Astrology. She has since returned to Sedona to further her studies with an Ayurvedic Apprenticeship and a Chakra Yoga Intensive. She has also diversified her practice by studying Vipassana Meditation and completing a 6 month Thai Massage Diploma Program. In 2016, Kristin completed Lotus in the Flame's School of Yoga & Healing Arts year long, comprehensive 300 hour training under the direction of Melissa Spamer, her most beloved teacher. Kristin has also completed 200 hours of Yin Yoga training with Stephanie Calhoun out of New Brunswick Canada, as well as a 300 hour Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Certification Program through the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI in Brookline, MA.
Kristin's teaching is influenced by her many wonderful teachers including Melissa Spamer, Sraddhasagar (Ruth Hartung), Rama Vernon, Angela Farmer, Stephanie Calhoun, David Emerson, and life itself. Her yoga classes encourage us to let go of judgment and be fully present in the exploration of body, mind, and spirit. Kristin continues to find joy and connection through her own practice and continued studies and is passionate about sharing Yoga with others. She is committed to Down Dog Yoga Center's mission- connecting people to healthy living, creativity, and community through Yoga and the healing arts- and invites you to join in and explore the center's programs and services.