Birgitte Kristen
I like to encourage students to listen to their bodies,
to respect & honor themselves.
My intention as a teacher is to facilitate the journey
and to put the soul back into yoga.
I grew up in Denmark. At the age of 19 I had the opportunity to move to Los Angeles where I started studying psychology, massage therapy, meditation, & yoga. Yoga ultimately became my passion. I started teaching full time in 1993.

Yoga has been, and continues to be a healing modality for me. Since my early teens I suffered from anxiety, OCD, and later, an eating disorder.

Through the practice of yoga I was able to find a place of inner calm, and a sense of connectedness, which in turn motivated me to help others.
As we mature in our practice, the experience becomes more investigative and meditative. We are able to go more deeply inside and feel a sense of inner calm and equanimity. We approach the practice from within. Meditation starts to happen more naturally and spontaneously. Ultimately, we discover, that yoga is so much more than gymnastics and form. Yoga is a gateway to our inner body, to our spirit, a way for us to realize the interconnectedness of all.

In many ways, yoga is about clearing any obstructions which separate us from who we innately are so instead we can experience wholeness.

Yoga is a beautiful and profound practice that can benefit all of us at any age.
Influences & Experience
I have studied with many great teachers, who at different times in my life taught me about myself and helped me grow.

These are the teachers who influenced me the most: Erich Schiffman, Lisa Walford, Maty Ezraty, Rod Stryker, Richard Miller, Rolf Sovik and Gary Kraftsow.

I continue learning from all my co-trainers, fellow teachers, and especially my students.

Contact Birgitte
Feel free to write Birgitte if you have a question.
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