Kirsten stepped into her first yoga class over 10 years ago as a means to get in shape. She fumbled through every moment of that class, not knowing any names of the poses let alone how to get into them. It was rough…but she kept going back. After regularly attending classes she began to notice improvement in her physical health, but more surprisingly she saw the impact it had on her mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. With each practice she felt more connected to herself and more present and engaged with life itself. The benefits of her practice began to unfold in her relationships and in each moment off of the mat. She became a yoga teacher after completing a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Tree in 2017.
From the outset Kirsten knew that she wanted to share these healing practices with people of color, and much of her work now is doing just that. Kirsten is a co-creator of Black to Yoga, an organization designed to foster greater health and well-being in our communities by increasing access to the transformative power of yoga for black and brown people, particularly those of the Afrikan diaspora.
Teaching is very much a part of Kirsten’s personal yoga practice. Her approach to teaching is compassionate, direct, intuitive and centered on the breath. She teaches gentle, vinyasa and restorative yoga for adults and teenagers. Kirsten feels blessed to share this practice of exploring healthful ways to feed the mind, body & soul.