Through steady and progressive sequencing, clear and precise cuing, and anatomical and energetic awareness, Kristen's classes balance strength and ease while moving with intention and fluidity. Her teaching is most notably influenced by her time studying and practicing with Alison West of Yoga Union in NYC (300TT and 100-hr Comprehensive Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis Certification) and Amy Matthews (Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology). A practitioner since 2005 and a student of many teachers, Kristen enjoys weaving elements of vinyasa and alignment together to show how each style can complement the other in a enlivening and dynamic way. She appreciates the clarity gained through paying attention to form while being sensitive to the fact that there should be freedom and exploration in all embodiment practices. She combines empathy and precision, humor and extensive understanding of the body. Off the mat, Kristen holds a B.S. degree in Geology from Lafayette College and savors the time she gets to spend in nature.