In 2010 she completed her first 200hr RYT certification and soon after her 100hr Philosophy certification at Philip Christodoulou's Anuttara Yoga Shala. She continued her education with BEa Raydo at Yoga Connection earning her 300hr RYT.
She’s taken her wisdom and created Kriya Yin Yoga a systematic yogic practice done on the floor with the primary purpose of deepening your awareness of body, mind and spirit. It’s meditation, breath work and yin to calm the mind and feed the soul.
Her flow classes are challenging, funny and insightful. Vikky’s philosophy about yoga is, “The mat is our “life nursery.” On the mat we learn the skills needed to flow with equanimity off the mat.” She teaches off the mat and provides verbal and hands-on assists to help you with your practice. The music is contemporary and upbeat. Known as the #hugthug, don’t be surprised if she hugs you tight.
After completing her 200 hour training at Anchorage Yoga in Alaska, Kristen left her desk job as an engineer to pursue the spreading and teaching of yoga. Although Delray Beach, FL is her hometown, she has recently moved back after living on the island of St.Thomas, where she taught vinyasa and paddle board yoga. Her intention is to provide students a platform for creating a meaningful mind-body connection through physical movement. With over seven years of personal practice, Kristen shares from a heart of devotion with the hope of allowing others to experience the transformative nature of committing to the practice. While teaching class, her engineering background translates into a meticulous focus on anatomy and hands-on adjustments. She believes that it is most important for yogis to get on their mat when tired, weak, and anxious; these are the moments when vulnerability allows yoga to the mold the spirit.
As a yoga teacher, Brittany believes that yoga is not just a practice of attaining idealized postures, burning calories and scoring a sexy chiseled body, but a process of self-exploration and transformation, self-acceptance and self-LOVE. This process occurs step by step, within each breath, each asana and each transition. This process extends across all the yoga practices you do in your lifetime and it's never-ending.
Brittany's class sequences vary from simple to creative to challenging. She designs classes that use progressive sequencing to help guide students to the poses easier and in a way that makes sense relating to our biomechanics. Whether she is teaching a dynamic vinyasa flow class or more of an alignment/form based class, Brittany and her students approach the material with thoughtful and conscious choices connected to the smooth, deep breathing that positively affects the yoking of the mind and the body.
Brittany is a 500RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) and RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance, as well as a certified holistic health coach and nutrition counselor. She earned a BA at University of Southern California in Acting with a minor in Vocal Arts. Brittany continues to train and study with her teacher Noah Maze and all of his associates at Wanderlust Studio in Hollywood, CA. in order to keep learning and growing as a teacher and a student.