Krista fell in love with the practice of yoga in 1999 when she took her first Ashtanga class. Since that day she has devoted her time and energy into exploring the numerous dimensions, both as a teacher and student.  Krista teaches retreats around the world and regular classes at YogaWorks in Santa Monica & Yoga Salt in Culver City, CA. Expect a vigorous Vinyasa flow class that challenges the minds focus and attention; Krista believes that our obstacles…mind or body- are our greatest blessings.  SO excited to welcome her to town on Super Bowl Sunday for SUPERFLOW at Boston’s Hotel Intercontinental.

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wind up…  how do you wind up, prepare for the week ahead?

I spend time in my kitchen cooking, it is a form of meditation which helps me tune into my needs through gut connection.

 

and, when you need to exhale…  what’s your other direction?

To release pressure or life’s stress I practice asanas, I am to this day just as excited and interested in the postures as I was as a beginner.

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favorite high powered snack?

Avocado is my go to. I need fat in my diet to sustain the high paced days of teaching in LA.

 

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what three things are you never without?

Integrity, positive attitude and a smile are my daily requirements everything else is constantly changing.

 

the sound of music…   you have room for 5 tracks on your playlist, they are?

1. So Many Tears, by Tupac Shakur

2. Whole Lotta Love, by Led Zeppelin

3. Recognize, by Old Dirty Bastard

4. Nothin but a G Thang, by Snoop & Dr Dre

5. Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin

 

your bible…  what one book do you turn to time and time again for inspiration?

Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

 

best part of your day?

Practice on my mat!

 

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Profile compiled by Susan Currie

Author Susan Currie is Managing Editor at BOSTON YOGA and an Associate Editor at LA YOGA magazine. Beyond her contributions to these publications, her words and images have been featured in the Boston Globe, Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, the Huffington Post, Spirit of St. Bart’s and on the cover of the book Moving into Meditation (Shambala) by Anne Cushman. 

Susan is also the creator of the Daily Inhale and an RYT 200 registered yoga instructor. She unpacks her various professional experiences through creative (and yoga) workshops she leads throughout the country. Her new book, Once Divided (Shanti Arts 2016), a blend of visual and verse, is now available in wide release. GRACENOTES, its follow-up, will be published in 2017.