Kristen Olsen

I first found yoga 16 years ago. What I remember most about that first experience was how
unique the practice was; it was like nothing I had done before. I enjoyed the expansion I felt as
well as how the practice called me to the present moment. I was intrigued by how it settled my
nervous system while asking more of me to come forward. I continued to dabble in Yoga and
explore different styles for several years. At the same time, I began learning about mindfulness,
Buddhism, and meditation. I moved abroad with the Peace Corps for 4 years and re-discovered
yoga as a pathway to manage the stress of living abroad while doing challenging work.


I discovered that no matter what was occurring in the outside world, I could find strength,
answers, and a home-base by turning in and developing a relationship with myself through
yoga and meditation. I found that my practice could help strengthen how I show up in other
roles in my life.


When I returned to the U.S., I embarked on a 200- hour Vinyasa yoga training
with Jewel in the Lotus Yoga, which I completed in 2013. Yoga and meditation have been for me
a way of self- development and growth. I love how each person’s practice is their own unique
journey, this inspires me to teach yoga to aid people on their own path. In my teaching, I pull
inspiration from Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga, as well as various meditation techniques. I
appreciate the holistic nature of yoga as a mind body spirit practice and emphasize this in my
classes. I am a certified aromatherapist and love to use the sensory experience of
aromatherapy to aid yoga practice and overall healing.


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