Kristin is the owner of Down Dog Yoga Center in Kalamazoo, MI and is a 200 E-RYT through Yoga Alliance. She completed her teacher certification at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ in 2009. Kristin's teaching is influenced by her many wonderful teachers including Sraddhasagar (Ruth Hartung), Melissa Spamer, Kirsten Lyon, Cynthia Hoss, and Paul Fowler. Her interest and training also include studies in Thai bodywork, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, and Vipassana Meditation.
Kristin teaches a blend of hatha and vinyasa flow yoga that is accessible to beginners and also challenging for more advanced practitioners. Her experience as a mother led her to develop a Yoga for Moms program and her experience as a runner influences her Yoga for Athletes class. Kristin feels that the study of yoga is a foundational training for the body, mind, and spirit that brings balance and joy into our lives at any age.
Kristin continues to find peace and connection through yoga and is passionate about sharing that experience. Her studio, Down Dog Yoga Center, has a mission to "connect people to healthy living, creativity, and community through yoga and the healing arts" and she invites you to come downtown and experience the healing benefits of yoga firsthand!