Kristen began her yoga practice in a sweaty Ashtanga-based studio in the heart of Canmore. A Certified Personal Trainer and ACMG Hiking Guide, turned Yoga + Meditation Teacher and Lifestyle Coach, she has been an explorer of movement medicine through sport, fitness, dance, climbing and yoga. Inspired by the wild surroundings of the majestic Canadian Rockies, Kristen is known for the reverent way she weaves rich wisdom from her studies in the ancient traditions of yoga and indigenous medicine and makes it relevant for modern day living. As a teacher, mentor and lifestyle coach her calling is to guide others towards their passion, purpose, and powerful presence in life. As creatrix of The Yogini Path, an empowering path of study and practice for women, Kristen is dedicated to guiding women towards their dharma as leaders and light keepers and to living their best life. She has also founded The Unity Project, a charitable cause that supports Ninos del Sol, a family of 25 orphan children in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Since 2011 she is committed to ensuring her Peruvian family goes on to secondary education, successful careers and thrive in their lives, breaking the cycle they were born into of poverty and abuse. As a teacher Kristen focuses on artful alignment, nervous system support and endocrine system balance. Her studies in yoga have explored various disciplines over the past 15 years spanning the physical, psychological to the very subtle body. Certified in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra and Level One Kundalini, Kristen aims to open others to the depth of subtle body study, powerful movement, neural re-programming and a rich multi-faceted yoga journey in body, breath and mind.