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I teach Ashtanga classes and individualized private sessions at River Garden Yoga Center. I also teach weekly yoga classes at Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
CANDLELIGHT NEW MOON MEDITATION—WED. MARCH 6, 7-8:30pm

The new moon is a natural time for renewal and introspection, for new beginnings and purposeful intention setting. We'll practice specific techniques to encourage new space and clarity, including:
• breathing practice for inner balance and harmony
• mantra to clear obstacles and create blessings
• guided meditation and visualization focused on letting go and inviting the new
A short journal reflection with handout is also included to solidify your intentions.
Cost: $25. Registration required.
Where: Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center, Lakeville.
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ASHTANGA BASICS—SAT. MARCH 16, 2-3:30pm
Learn the basics of this breath-centered practice to calm body and mind. We will cover the groundwork of breath, movement, and form as we break down the postures of half primary series. This class moves at a slower pace, with space for more details and questions. Great for those curious of Ashtanga, or wanting to take a closer look at the foundations. Class size is limited to allow for personalized attention and learning. Take home handout included.
Cost: $25. Registration required.
Where: River Garden Yoga Center, St. Paul (lower studio/garden entrance).
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CLASS DESCRIPTION
ASHTANGA HALF PRIMARY SERIES

This 75 minute breath-centered practice creates internal heat to purify the body and calm the mind. The set sequence of postures, with continuous deep breathing, cleanse and align the body. Regular practice generates clarity, energy, and ease, and improves one’s health and well-being. New and experienced students are both welcome. New students are encouraged to contact me before their first class.
Cost: $12 drop-in. 10 class pass: $100. Pre-registration not required for weekly classes.
Private sessions available (individualized learning). contact me for details and to begin.

STUDENT REVIEW
"I took the Ashtanga Half Series this morning and it was excellent. The location of River Garden is in an easy to get to area and the space has a really minimalist, but soothing atmosphere. Kristen was teaching. I found her very personable and knowledgeable about modifications, adjustments, and running through the series in an easy to understand way. Ashtanga is not for the faint of heart, but it definitely can be for everyone. The drop in price was affordable and I felt it was a good value."
—Liz Johnson, Saturday, June 3, 2017





GET ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION
PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES
Yoga was traditionally taught by one teacher directly to one student. Learning in this way faciliates personal growth and development through an in-depth and individualized experience. These private lessons are tailored to your health, history, and interests, with space for questions and concerns. This direct way of learning is an invaluable support for your yoga practice, health, and well-being. contact me for details and to begin.





ASHTANGA YOGA FAQ'S
WHAT IS ASHTANGA YOGA?
The Ashtanga practice is centered around the synchronization of breath and movement called vinyasa. Each breath literally leads each movement. If you’ve practiced a sun salutation, you’ve practiced Ashtanga Yoga. The Primary Series is a set sequence designed to cleanse the body and still the mind. To learn more about Ashtanga Yoga read on.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
A 75 minute class rooted in the basics of breath-initiated movements (vinyasa). You will build strength, flexibility, and endurance in standing and seated postures. There will be breathwork, meditation, and rest to help calm the body and mind. Class is taught in a supportive way with compassionate adjustments, attention to alignment, and appropriate modifications.

WHAT IS AN ASHTANGA LED CLASS?
In a led class, postures of the Primary Series (full or half) are taught and paced by a teacher. Students are guided as a group in unison through the sequence.

WHAT IS AN ASHTANGA MYSORE-STYLE CLASS?
In a Mysore-style class, students practice the series of postures appropriate for them at their own pace. For more on Mysore-style classes in the Twin Cities, visit Ashtanga Yoga Minneapolis.


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