Krystin Baird (RYT200) trained through Birmingham Yoga, graduating in March 2016, under the tutelage of Akasha Ellis. Her certification specializes in traditional Ashtanga Yoga. She is also a certified instructor in Buti Yoga (a dynamic yoga flow woven in with tribal dance and plyometrics) as of 2016. Krystin found Yoga through dance, where stretching lays a foundation of strength and flexibility. She has been trained in ballet since the age of four, and has been at the Downtown Dance Conservatory under the direction of Linze McRae for ten years. She is an inaugural member and principal soloist of the Downtown Dance Artists. During her time as principal soloist, Krystin has performed numerous exhibitions taking her as far as New York, London, and Paris with the DDC. She is trained in the current Royal Academy of Dance syllabus work, completing the teacher training courses for Primary-Intermediate at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education as well as certified in Revolutionary Principles of Movement. She now is a ballet and contemporary instructor at the DDC adapting Yoga-related warm up stretches in the studio for her dancers. Her desire to share Yoga with others stems from her love of movement and helping the body feel beautiful and strong.
Krystin is a 2012 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in Dramatic Arts. She is also certified Reiki Level I natural healing. She currently resides in Jacksonville, Al.