I love Mel's Pilates and Stretch class - she has a routine that she follows, but always sneaks in an unexpected challenge (it doesn't seem like a challenge until you try it!). It is always a nice, easy going class - it is over too soon!
Kris is Owner & Program Coordinator of RedBloom Yoga & Center for Community Wellness in Mt. Pleasant, MI. She is also Lead Chronic Pain Wellness Coach for The 12 Week Shoulder, Neck, & Back Pain Mastery Program.
While Kris has practiced yoga on and off for most of her life, she began a definitive yoga practice in 1998. She has a 500hr Yoga Alliance certification and teaches various styles of mat yoga as well as yoga for seniors, children, and pre/post-natal. Kris has received additional certifications in Ascension/Aerial yoga through Shanti School of Yoga and SUP Yoga through Yen Yoga. Kris is also a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance and lead 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings as well as additional trainings in various topics for fellow yoga instructors.
She started teaching yoga, pilates, and other fitness classes for adults and children while living in Orlando, Florida in 2008. After moving to central Michigan, Kris taught yoga in fitness centers and yoga studios before starting Kula Yoga Outreach, a yoga community based in Mount Pleasant. She is excited to expand that sense of community and love of healthy living into RedBloom Yoga and RedBloom Center for Community Wellness. Kris tries to always find the joy and humor in a practice and encourages yogis practicing with her to do the same.
Before starting down the yoga path, Kris worked as a music therapist for 10 years in a variety of settings. She is an avid reader and knitter with two mini-yogis (daughters), a husband, a dog, and a cat at home.
Kris’ philosophy is simple- everybody can do yoga, regardless of shape, size, or experience. And everyone should have the chance to experience yoga in their own bodies. In her personal practice Kris likes to spend much of her time upside down.