Kristi started studying yoga in 1993 when an acupuncturist in Crested Butte recommended it for her back pain. For the next 12 years, Iyengar Yoga helped her maintain a healthy back and allowed her to continue seeking adventure in the outdoors with strength and body awareness.
She graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in 1999 and became a math and science high school teacher for 12 years.
She also has a strong background in Alternative Healing Arts. In conjunction with her Bachelor of Arts at CU, Kristi also graduated from the Homeopathy School International and received her regional certification as a CHom, Certified Homeopathic Consultant.
During her career in teaching, Kristi participated in a traveling school program for high school age professional kayakers. She taught math and science to groups of up to twelve students and traveled around the globe kayaking world-renowned whitewater destinations such as the Zambezi in Africa, the Yangtze in China and the Futalefu of Chile.
Her most recent studies have been focused on the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, and is now working on her 500hr certification in Ayuryoga® and Yoga Therapy Licensure with Maria Garre and Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic institute in Albuquerque New Mexico. Ayurveda teaches the art of living in harmony with the five elements in nature.
Kristi is a full time resident of Crested Butte and has a Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Yoga practice available for private consultations. Her contact number is (970)596-7337 to schedule an appointment.