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ABOUT KRISTEN

ABOUT ME

I am an E-RYT 500hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher and ESMT (Equine Sports Massage Therapist) and hold a degree in Equestrian Studies from Lake Erie College.

 

I've spent over a decade helping my clients improve their form and function, decrease pain and develop focus, clarity and connection.  You can find me teaching classes at BYS Yoga Studio, Yoga H'Om and St. Clair Hospital in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I teach group and private sessions on Zoom where I connect with people around the world.  

My classes are designed to inspire mindfulness, awareness and guide students to discover their full capacity in body and mind.   

 

I blend my passion for yoga and horses by teaching Yoga and Resiliency for Equestrians in individual and group formats.  I will be featured in Horse Connections, June 2020 issue and Equine Affaire, November 12-13 in W. Springfield Massachusetts.  

 I have two horses,  (Bittersweet and Mighty Maverick) and over two decades of experience competing in jumpers, dressage, hunters and eventing.  I spent the first 5 years after college instructing riding lessons and training horses.  Prior to my senior year I completed an internship at the beautiful Centre Equestre la Houssaye in 2006.  One of the scariest things I have done is breeze a steeple chase horse in France!

I live with my husband (and tech support) and our dog Demo in Pittsburgh. 

EDUCATION
  • Lake Erie College, B.S.

  • Certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy

  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500

  • Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga

  • Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga 

  • Childight Kids Yoga 

  • 800 hr Professional Yoga Therapist Certification at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (in progress)

SPECIALTIES
  • Equestrians & Athletes

  • Mental Health-Chronic Pain-Insomnia-Trauma

  • Women's Health 

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