Kristen is known for her precise yet lighthearted approach to yoga. Coming from a background in biology and a love of anatomy Kristen weaves structure and alignment with free movement and exploration. She encourages students to connect with their own bodies and create movement that honors these connections. She understands that all bodies are different but believes that yoga can be done by everyone if we listen to ourselves. Yoga after all is a practice of connection.
Kristen completed her 200 hour teacher training at pavones yoga center in Pavones Costa Rica under her teacher Indira Kate Kalmbach. This past year she finished her 1000 hours teaching to become a yoga alliance certified E-RYT. Kristen’s fundamental desire for constant learning is evident in her practice and teaching. You will often find her in classes and workshops or with her nose in a yoga book!
When Kristen isn’t on her mat or driving from class to class listening to podcasts you will often find her outside nourishing herself by connecting to the natural world. Since a young age Kristen has had a deep connection with the earth and she tries to spend as much time outside as possible. She loves to hike and paddle board with her rescued ‘supermutt’ Koby. Kristen also enjoys travelling anywhere and everywhere, creating delicious plant based recipes and enjoying a cup of coffee or a hoppy beer.
Kristen’s joyful and sincere approach to life allows her to share yoga in an inclusive and nonjudgmental way; truly allowing the practice of yoga to bridge gaps. By sharing this practice that continually influences and grounds her Kristen hopes to inspire others to find their yoga.
Erla (Blue) MagaNE
Blue aims to create a warm and supportive class that will be adapted for all levels of experience. She wants to help students bring freedom to their body and mind as well as uplifting the spirit.
In 1998 she completed her Integrated Yoga Teacher Certification in Northampton, MA and has been teaching ever since, both in her hometown Reykjavik, Iceland and here in New England.
“I was 18 when I discovered yoga, but there were not many teachers in Iceland at that time, I traveled to Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA and fell in love with Yoga.
I was so excited to have finally found a practice that is both active for my body and also balancing for my mind. Above all else yoga allows me to connect to my inner self, feel more alive and inspired.”
Blue’s Integrated yoga training incorporates a blend of Kripalu, Iyengar and Hatha Yoga, which focuses on correct posture throughout the flow of postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation.
In addition to teaching yoga, Blue works part time as a physical rehabilitation technician at Gallagher’s Chiropractic and Medical wellness center in Leominster, MA. Some may also recognize Blue from when she used to work at Roots Natural Foods in Leominster
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