Krista is a level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher and founder of The Yoga Shala in Orlando, Florida where she teaches traditional Ashtanga yoga classes in the Mysore method. She was introduced to Ashtanga in 2003 and immediately embraced it as a daily part of her life because she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. Since 2003, Krista has made ten trips to Mysore, India to practice with her teachers, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois at the KPJAY Institute. Krista continues her trips to India each year because she believes it is very important all students have a teacher and a guide to aid and inspire along the path.
Ashtanga Yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others. For the last fourteen years Krista has rolled her mat out each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is. With over eight years of success owning and growing a business and fourteen years as a dedicated student and practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga, Krista currently leads workhops and retreats around the globe and teaches daily at her studio in Orlando.
Krista is an active member of the Orlando community and has dedicated many events and donation based yoga classes to raise money for New Hope for Kids and many other local charities. As the owner of The Yoga Shala, she is dedicated to providing accessible yoga to everyone and offers financial scholarships to those interested. She founded Orlando’s first and only kids yoga program, she has taught at the Jewish Academy of Orlando and volunteers regularly for local public schools.
Krista’s dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring because she lives this yoga daily and experiences tremendous fulfillment in helping people find and deepen their growth in this practice.