When Kristin moved to New York City from Pocatello, Idaho, in 1994 to pursue a career in acting, she never imagined she'd end up a fitness celebrity.
While attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, she discovered yoga, which was taught at school for breath control and proper alignment. After studying yoga with some of the world's most renowned instructors, Kristin created her own style that was an instant hit for its upbeat, refreshingly hip approach. In addition to her yoga certification, Kristin is also certified to teach Pilates -- two disciplines that she feels are complimentary, and that work well with other forms of exercise and sports.
In 2003, Kristin was asked to choreograph and instruct the first MTV Yoga video, which she followed up with three additional fitness titles for the music video channel: MTV Power Yoga, MTV Pilates and MTV Pilates Mix. Kristin has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Fox's Good Day New York, Tyra Banks Show and NBC's Today Show as a fitness consultant and has been on the covers of Pilates Style and Fit Yoga magazines. She has also been in Self, InStyle, Shape, Fitness and Women's Health as a contributing editor and/or fitness model.
Kelly experienced her first yoga "buzz" in 1998. High on the peace and happiness that pervaded her body, mind, and spirit, Kelly began to practice yoga with increasing frequency. In 1999, Kelly moved to Los Angeles, a hotbed for yoga practice. Blessed with access to the many inspired yoga teachers in Los Angeles such as Max Strom, Shiva Rea, and Steve Ross, Kelly's passion for yoga blossomed. In 2003, Kelly was certified to teach yoga by the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. When the call came, Kelly moved to New York City, and since 2006, Kelly has immersed herself in Anusara yoga studies with respected Anusara teachers including Ellen Saltonstall, Lois Nesbitt, Julie Dohrman, and Bindu Wiles.
Kelly guides students to move through asanas (poses) with grace and ease, paying attention to connecting the breath with the body's movements. It is this conscious connection between the breath and physical movements that defines yoga as yoga, and not just exercise.