Kristen recently moved to Greenville from Austin, TX where she was blessed to live in a city with an abundance of amazing yoga. She found yoga 8 years ago when she began training for marathons. Because of her gymnastics background, she immediately fell in love with Vinyasa flow because of its creative, rhythmic element that included balance, strength, and total body awareness. She finds great joy in the truth that yoga is never mastered, never mechanical or habitual, which has provided her opportunity to continuously experience deeper and more profound moments within herself, transforming her life positively on so many levels. Kristen is certified through Yoga Alliance (200RYT) in Vinyasa flow through Frog Lotus Yoga and is very grateful to have the opportunity to share her passion for yoga with others. Outside of yoga, she enjoys making jewelry, photography, music, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with her husband and dog. Visit her website at www.kristensheart.com
Kristen Albert instructs the following:
Southern Flow is a flowing series of sun salutations, lunges, twists, balance postures, backbends, core strengthening, hip openers and inversions often referred to as Power Yoga. Designed to build core strength and flexibility while still maintaining focus on a meditative practice.
In a Yin Yoga class, you will hold a pose for 3-5 minutes. When holding a pose for longer periods of time the practitioner is able to get into the deeper parts of the body, the Yin parts. Tendons, ligaments, and joints are exercised, not stretched and the benefits of Yin are endless. We'll focus on the spine, forward folding, back bending, twisting, and side flexion, as well as the hips. As good as it will be for the body, a Yin practice can be challenging for the mind, because we rest into the poses. You will be talked through each posture and gently guided from one pose to another with more yang like movements to help the continuation of the blood flow to these yin-like places in the body.