The evolution of Kristina’s yoga practice has been inspired by many and continues to transform. Her trainings & discipline to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation while studying at Naropa University in 2004 later evolved into a deeper awareness of the body and mind connection, gaining her 600 Hour Massage Therapist Certification. Later, she went on to study SmartFLOW® Yoga, under founder and creator, Annie Carpenter, during her short residence in Los Angeles, California.
Kristina has learned to see the body as a whole unit, not only on the massage table but also in flowing, smart body functions & movements. Her classes focus on exploration, internal awareness, alignment with mindful flowing movements. Providing smart and deliberate sequences, her students gain flexibility, strength, balance, breath control and personal insight.
From these amazing experiences, Kristina’s living yoga unfolded and overtime she created Mindful Evolution Yoga, combining mindful living & conscious evolution with yogic philosophy. Kristina incorporates her skills in body therapeutics, alignment and movement with SmartFLOW® yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, working with individuals to create a sequence of daily life that fits with one’s anatomical structure, personal goals, physical alignment, internal and external health and overall mental cleansing. Using somatic expressions, words, laughter, dedication and discipline, she has a deep rooted passion to help others live on their path, staying true to their heart and inner wisdom ~ mindfully evolving!
Residing in the High Rockies, Kristina teaches throughout the Vail Valley and writes for Organic Soul and SPAce for Wellness. She is a proud yoga ambassador for lululemon athletica and Manduka. She is on the council of the non-profit organization, Bridges Between (BB), volunteering as the Director of Public Relations and Community Outreach . Her recent events with BB took her to Nepal in October 2012, where she spent three weeks in the remote villages promoting education and health among the Sherpa people in the Solukhumbu region. She will return in Nov 2013.
A lover of dark chocolate and mate tea, an avid hiker, snowboarder, writer, and community worker, she insists on traveling the globe in her diligent pursuit of perpetual growth. 2013 brings more adventure to Kristina’s life, as she will host her first Yoga Surf Retreat in May, along with more hands on yoga workshops in the Vail Valley and around the High Rockies!
As a Licensed Massage Therapist, the only Certified SmartFLOW® Yoga Teacher in the state of Colorado and an E-RYT200 withYoga Alliance, Kristina teaches SmartFLOW© Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Yoga 4 Stiff People (a Level 1 yoga class for athletes, beginners and injury prevention).
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