Meet Your Instructor: Kristin Reed
Coming from a background of gymnastics and modern dance, Kristin was first attracted to yoga by its physical benefits and discipline. However, like so many others, she quickly found the true gift of the practice: peace of mind and emotional health and well being. Kristin completed her 500hr training from Sunstone Academy in 2009 and has been in love with teaching ever since.
Kristin’s greatest passion is helping others connect with and find freedom in their bodies so that they can move and live to their fullest potential. Her classes emphasize building a solid foundation with strength and proper alignment, while also finding ease in asana and cultivating careful observation of the body and mind.
When you aren’t at CFit, what do you do?
I do Thai bodywork and am currently enrolled in massage school, so that takes up quite a bit of time! But I am also a dancer, and I love to travel, go on long walks, cook, and chill with my cat Priscilla.
How did you discover yoga, and what do you love most about it?
My first yoga class was in college. As a dance major we would occasionally have a yoga day in class… and I just fell in love with the breathing and how meditative it was.
What is something not many people know about you?
Most people seem to think I am super calm, cool and collected, but in reality I am all over the place!
What’s your favorite way to spend a day or night off?
On a night off nothing is better than curling up on the couch with my husband and cat and enjoying a great movie with a delicious bottle of wine.
If you could instantly master any skill/superpower/talent/knowledge, what would it be?
That’s a really tough one because there are so many things! Right now, off the top of my head and in this moment, I’d say playing the guitar.
What are you most passionate about in life?
Helping others connect with and find freedom in their bodies. I think there is nothing more powerful than learning to love the skin you’re in, and how to listen to what your body is telling you. It gives such freedom. And when you can do that, I believe it opens the door for you to live your life to the fullest potential.
What else would you want to share with people about you or your class?
As far as my classes go, I like to keep things simple. But simple isn’t always synonymous with easy! I believe a solid foundation of strength and alignment is essential for an effective yoga practice, and I would love to help you build that. I also love to troubleshoot, break down postures and offer adjustments, and I encourage my students to come chat if they ever have any questions. Let’s figure this thing out together!
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