E-RYT 500, RPYT, HHC, CAPP, Doula
To be totally transparent, I would rather talk about my kids than me any day. Here is something that is not a secret, I am a passionate mama. Here is a secret, I love it and hate it at times too. Some days, I have felt totally vital and of complete service but I have also felt drained and lost in my role as a mama/teacher. It is a balancing act. A daily check in of where am I? How am I? What can I do to set myself in alignment to what matters most, each day. That is the key. Each day offers us something new. There is not the same fix for everyday. And every person deserves something tailored just for them.
How do I fill myself so I can go out give most efficiently? That is what I love to figure out. Practicing and offering tools so you too can live your most vibrant, happy self.
My path to this was simple and, naturally, messy. I immersed myself in the practice of yoga after finally letting go of years of destructive behaviors. Yoga lifted me physically, mentally and spiritually to another playing field. My first yoga training just cut the surface. There was a shift but it was gradual. Holding poses strengthened me, breathing deeper and slower calmed me, and a daily practice built my confidence.
When I became a mother and saw the need for self care more and more. Not because I was taking such good care of myself in the beginning. No way! I would lose track often and then come back. After going through two unpredictable pregnancies, exhilarating labors (hospital and home) and inspiring children, yoga was (and always will be) my anchor through it all. I will empower you with practical knowledge and techniques, coupled with my hands-on, real-world successes…and failures.
Now onto my street cred...
I completed Dharma Mittra’s 300 yoga training after studying and teaching at Sonic Yoga for many years. With my passion for the perinatal period, I went on to complete A Khalsa Way prenatal training with Gurmukh and trained as a birth doula with Debra Bonaro-Pascali and Penny Simkin. I am certified in Positive Psychology with The Flourishing Center and trained with Mindful Schools to provide mindfulness in my daughter’s classrooms. I trained as a Holistic Health Coach with Inner Harmony. I have been teaching yoga teachers for close to 10 years in various 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings around the US. It's my honor to pass on the wisdom of my teachers to you.
"Krissy Shields opened up the soul of yoga to me. After 20 years of
practice, I can attest she's the most talented teacher I have ever
had--spiritual without being woo-woo, skilled without being
a drill sergeant, smart without being pedantic."
Mary Karr, New York