Krista’s approach to yoga is to create space to cultivate strength, empowerment, and empathy. Krista started seriously practicing yoga after a health issue temporarily limited her ability to engage in her regular physical activities. The safety and freedom she discovered on the mat led her to expand her diverse teaching practice to include yoga.
Krista’s personal yoga practice is characterized by laughter at failure, joyful and sometimes ego-dominated attempts to stick a handstand, a deep respect for the art and intelligence of her teachers, and the beauty of learning in community with other yogis.
One of her passions is teaching trauma-informed yoga, especially for teens and young adults. An important lesson she has learned from her students is how much courage and compassion it takes to really tune into ourselves and contribute the world around us. Krista credits her yoga practice for keeping her grounded in her other work as a sexual violence prevention educator and gender studies professor.
Krista completed yoga teacher training at Octopus Garden (200 YTT, 300 YTT, and Restorative YTT). She has also completed New Leaf Foundation’s Reaching In, Reaching Out: Yoga for Youth Training, with a focus on making yoga accessible for under serviced and marginalized communities.
Krista’s classes range from high-intensity, strength based practice that combines creative asana sequences with interdisciplinary movement, to restorative and introspective practice that requires flexibility of body-mind-spirit.