MEET YOUR TEACHER
Welcome! I am Kristen. I can't thank you enough for taking a look around my virtual yoga studio.
Yoga was a practice that I cultivated out of necessity. It was recommended to me at a young age for core strength and joint health. My love for the practice grew sustaining roots over time. I have been an athlete all my life, playing ultimate frisbee for Michigan State University, where I also obtained my bachelor's degree in advertising in 2012. After moving to Indianapolis to begin my working career, I pursued an MBA at the University of Indianapolis in 2019 while working full time. I continued to play competitive ultimate and also had the honor of playing for Indianapolis Red in 2018 and 2019, a local professional ultimate frisbee team in the Premier Ultimate League. Yoga has been a present force in the background of all of my accomplishments physically, mentally, and emotionally.
After working in corporate sales for 9 years and suffering from burnout, which you can read more about here, it was time to switch gears. Moving at 100 MPH at all times wasn't sustainable and I needed to make a major change for myself, but I also saw myself in others as many of my friends and family were struggling with the same thing. It was time to take a step back and reevaluate.
So, in September of 2020 I received my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, and became registered with Yoga Alliance shortly after. I also went back to study Yin Yoga and became certified to teach Yin Yoga in March 2021.
Zen Lab was created as an act of self-love as well as a greater desire to give back.