Kristina lives in the beach town of Cardiff/Encinitas and she teaches throughout the North County of San Diego weekly SmartFLOW® yoga classes, restoratives, workshops as well as host local and international yoga retreats. She is the studio manager at Yoga Bound, a 200 E-RYT with yoga alliance, a certified massage therapist, owner of Mindful Evolution, a goal setter, driven enthusiast and cOMmunity leader.
At a young age, growing up in the American Midwest, Kristina was first influenced by her pastor father, who instilled a strong idea and respect for discipline. Her trainings in Tibetan Buddhist Meditation while studying at Naropa University in Boulder, CO only deepened her personal insight and intrigue with the human body and the mind/body healing potential. However, after a long and rocky journey in her mid to late 20?s as a sommelier and manager in the fine dining business, Kristina left the industry and its party lifestyle to pursue her path of living mindfully. She holds over 1000 hours in massage therapeutics, has a bachelors degree in both psychology and in women’s studies, and continues to train, study, assist and mentor under her teacher, master yoga teacher and creator of SmartFLOW® Yoga, Annie Carpenter.
Before moving to San Diego, Kristina lived in the ski town of Vail, Colorado where she directed a yoga studio, led yoga workshops, taught weekly yoga classes and held a yoga teaching immersion for newer yoga teachers. Kristina is a council member for Bridges Between, serving as the Director of Public Relations, helping to promote literacy, health and agricultural education among women and families in rural Nepal. Her love for community, personal growth and helping others to evolve is a huge part of her living yoga, what she calls, her Living Mindful Evolution. She is a proud yoga ambassador for Manduka, Ahnu and lululemon athletica.
A lover of wine and healthy foods, she enjoys cooking, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, eating dark chocolate, loving on her cat, Oscar, and enriching her relationships to the best of her abilities as they present themselves.