E-RYT500, KYT500, KAYT500, IPT
Born: Washington, DC
Guiltless Pleasures: The short list; dark chocolate, gluten-free baking, the beach, children's giggles, reiki, & yoga.
Why Yoga: Yoga keeps me living and not just existing. Yoga has always helped me navigate my way through life, but after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2011, I came to realize that through yoga, my full potential is unlimited.
Certifications: Pure Prana Holistic Yoga Teacher 200 hr, Kripalu Professional Yoga Teacher 500 hr, Kripalu Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher 500 hr, Kripalu Ayurvedic Health Counselor 650hr, Reiki Master, The Rocket Vinyasa System, Itsy Bitsy Babies/Tots/Tykes, Integrated Positional Therapy Levels 1-3, Opening Yoga/Adapting Yoga for Disability Levels 1 & 2, Strala Yoga Intensive, Yoga Medicine Detox 30hr, YM Athletes 40hr, YM Shoulder 85hr, YM Chinese Medicine & Myofascial Release 110hr, YM Spine 85hr, YM Cadaver Lab 30hr, YM Hip 60hr, Wake Up Yoga 30hr Yin YTT
Cristina Kuhn instructs the following:
Pacifying Vata: Getting Grounded
Summer may linger, but fall is preparing for it's arrival. The days are shorter, the nights longer, and the humidity of summer has faded. According to Ayurveda, the science of yoga, fall and early winter is the season of vata. Vata is composed of space and air so it is associated with movement, wind, decomposition, and dryness. When we are vata deranged we may experience poor digestion, difficult concentrating, constipation, dry skin, and head and chest colds. Whether our dominant dosha is vata, pitta, or kapha, we must respond to the change in seasons to maintain our balance and overall health. In this workshop we will discuss the doshas and their exquisite intelligence, then follow with a yoga, pranayama, and meditation practice designed to pacify vata. To end we will learn how to practice Abhyanga, or self massage. All will benefit, even if you've never heard of a dosha, or even Ayurveda. Just bring your curiosity and the desire to expand your knowledge of self care through knowledge of your self.
Wear loose clothing that you do not mind getting oily. All levels are welcome in this experiential workshop that will include some lecture/discussion. 2.5 CEU's available for yoga teachers.
$55.00 (Members receive a 10% discount)