Kristen received her 200 YTT in September of 2020 with YogaRenew and is also registered with Yoga Alliance. She has completed nearly 150 hours of additional training in yin yoga, mindfulness, children's yoga, and teaching refresher courses.
I'm Kristen; Founder, creator, and teacher. I was born and raised in Midland, MI, and attended Michigan State University for my undergrad (Go Green!). After graduating in 2012, I moved to Indianapolis for work. I worked as a sales executive for multiple corporate companies for 8 years, and attained my Master’s degree in business at the University of Indianapolis in 2019, all while competing in club and semi-pro ultimate frisbee. Yoga has been a consistent and present force in the background of my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being since I was 14 years old.
In July of 2020 after nearly a decade of working in the corporate world, I took a step back (or better yet, a step inward) to reevaluate and challenge what I held to be true about myself and the world around me. This involved finding and setting intentions around my values and adjusting my way of life to be more in line with my inner world and spiritual path. This led me to where I am now, a small business owner, yoga teacher, and dedicated studio manager. Although this major shift has allowed me to live more authentically, I like to live my life with humor, and find the joy in the small moments. I have a dog, Baloo, and a cat, Rajah, and a partner who fill my life with constant sarcasm, puns, and great conversation.
My journey here as student is never-ending. It is a constant process of learning and unlearning. My only hope is to be able to share the journey with you. I overflow with gratitude everyday that I get to do this for a living.