Kristen is an E-RYT 500 Therapeutic Yoga Teacher and ESMT (Equine Sports Massage Therapist) and holds a degree in Equestrian Studies from Lake Erie College.


Kristen has spent over a decade helping her clients improve their form and function, decrease pain and develop focus, clarity and connection.  You can find her teaching classes at BYS Yoga Studio, Yoga H'Om and St. Clair Hospital in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She teaches group and private sessions on Zoom where she connects with people around the world.  

Kristen's classes are designed to inspire mindfulness, awareness and guide students to discover their body's innate healing capacity.   


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

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

She lives with her husband (and tech support) and their dog Demo in Pittsburgh. 

  • 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)

  • Equestrians

  • Mental Health-Chronic Pain-Insomnia-Trauma

  • Women's Health 

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