Kirsten's first introduction to yoga was finding a stack of old books and manuals. The writings of Amrit Desai, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Ram Das offered her a glimpse into a system of practice that she deeply recognized. Home practice and self study brought her to a 200 hour foundational training with Diane Kovanda and Kind Yoga School in 2011. Currently, Kirsten studies Embodyoga with developer Patty Townsend, and is working towards her 500 hour certification under Patty's Guidance. Kirsten recently completed a 90 hour prenatal teacher training with Corrine Andrews, owner of Yoga Center Amherst and developer of Birthing Mama, an online program for prenatal yoga and wellness
Kirsten attended Spa Tech Institute of Massage Therapy and became a 650 hour Licensed Massage Therapist in March 2017. She’s found that through therapeutic touch, she is able to give a tangible form to the practice of yoga. By communicating subtly through touch and differentiating different layers of tissue, her clients gain an embodied sense of their own anatomy and alignment.
As a teacher, Kirsten encourages students to find the vibratory qualities of breath as a reflection of their being, the ripple effect of intention and it's infinite expansion, the joy of the body in motion, yoga as a celebration of love and devotion, all with some really fun asanas along the way. Her classes blend challenging flows with restorative relaxation, modern interpretations and ancient medicines, mindful alignments and reckless self love.