An Honest look into my life
I'm Kristen–a spiritually-centered life & business coach. I work with extraordinary women, supporting them to create businesses that are 100% authentic to them, all while up-leveling their spiritual connection and deepening their relationship to themselves.
Through 1:1 coaching and online courses, I support my clients in living their absolute dream life. I want you to know that this is possible for you too, because I believe that abundance is your birthright.
In addition to being an RYT-200 certified yoga teacher, I earned a BBA degree at the Ross School of Business, currently ranked as the #4 program in the country. I have thoroughly explored spirituality, psychology, and personal development as self-study over the last several years and have tons of wisdom to share in these areas. I have seen how my unique background has set me up perfectly to assist my clients in building a business as authentic and aligned as possible.
HERE'S A SNAPSHOT OF MY CURRENT LIFE:
+I work from home, with clients that I absolutely love
+I feel light, inspired, creative, empowered, energized, and abundant every day
+I am happy to say that my work is powerfully & positively changing lives everyday and that I have a mission and a business I am truly proud of
+I have freedom of time and can take vacations when I want
+I listen to my heart and #innergoddess more than I listen to anything else
+I have time every day for self-care and frequently indulge in massages, float tank sessions, yoga classes, acupuncture, facials, and other pampering treatments.
But it hasn't always been like this...
MY STORY BEGINS WHEN I WAS IN MY EARLY TEENS.
When I started high school, my masculine energy was in overdrive. I let go of my dreams and desires and decided my talents were worthless. I lived in a world of fear, competition, jealousy, inadequacy, self-hatred, and perfectionism. I learned to believe external validation defined my self-worth, so I forced myself to do everything I could to earn this validation.
I obsessively got perfect grades in school, injured and abused my body to win at dance competitions, excessively worked out and starved myself to lose weight, considered plastic surgery for all the wrong reasons, sought attention from guys who didn't deserve my time, went to one of the top business schools in the world even though it didn't feel right at all, and worked jobs and internships that left me on the verge of a serious depression. Everything went according to my "ego's agenda."
BUT MY LIFE WAS PERFECT...RIGHT?
Okay, so maybe it wasn't perfect. Maybe it was actually a total disaster. But from the outside looking in, it really did seem perfect. I became really good at hiding behind my pain and building thick walls to ensure none of my darkness slipped out. Even though none of this was in line with my truth or my heart,
I saw no other way. By my late teens I was totally drained and lacked any excitement about my life. I lived in constant stress and anxiety and saw no way to stop it. I developed confusing health issues and watched as my world got smaller and smaller each year.
I FELT LIKE I HAD NO AGENCY BECAUSE LIFE WAS HAPPENING TO ME; I WAS A VICTIM.
Through all of this, I somehow found my way to yoga. It was the most freeing way I had ever moved my body and I couldn't get enough. I started a regular yoga practice during my senior year of high school and continued to fall more in love with how I felt. Eventually, as it always does, yoga transcended my physical body and seeped into the darkest layers of my soul.
YOGA DID NOT SAVE ME, RATHER IT SHINED LIGHT ON ALL MY DARKNESS SO I COULD SAVE MYSELF.
Each year I practiced, it became more and more difficult to keep ignoring my feminine energy until I finally gave up the fight and surrendered into my truth--it had been suppressed for years and was desperate to rise to the surface. As I embraced the truth of my soul, I started taking back my dreams, desires, and birthrights one layer at a time.
It didn't take long for me to take a 200-hour teacher training program. With a strong determination, I was able to start teaching by age 19.
WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING, I SAW HOW POWERFULLY I WAS IMPACTING MY STUDENTS' LIVES THROUGH THIS WORK.
As I observed the impact I had on my yoga students, I started to get curious about how I could continue this work to create a job that truly fulfilled me. The more I connected with my feminine energy, the more I connected the pieces of the puzzle.
Eventually it became clear that my calling is to combine the lessons I've learned from my past, my knowledge in yoga, self-love, and spirituality, and my world-class business education into a profitable online business.
I REALIZED MY MISSION IS TO GUIDE ASPIRING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS TO THEIR DREAM LIFE AND BUSINESS BY FIRST UP-LEVELING THEIR SPIRITUAL CONNECTION AND DEEPENING THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO THEMSELVES.
By deepening my connection to myself, honoring my desires, and getting clear on my ideal life, I built a business in 4 months, while in college and teaching 20+ hours of yoga each week. If I could create this for myself, and I undoubtedly believe you can too. Are you ready to move forward on your most authentic & abundant life?!
LETS' NOT PUT YOUR DREAMS ON HOLD ANY LONGER THAN THEY NEED TO BE. LET'S MAKE SOME CHANGES NOW.
I can tell you first and foremost that this girl gives her all into everything she does. Kristen is one of the most empathetic people I have come to know in my lifetime. She has a very clear and direct way of teaching that leaves me with nothing but confidence. During yoga teacher training and throughout the classes I have taken with her I always feel like she is speaking directly to me and directly from her heart. She is able to feel out what each and every student under her teaching is in need of. I can honestly say that Kristen set me up for complete success. I consider myself very lucky to have learned from her and am looking forward to continue learning from this amazing woman! -Kara Porter, Detroit, MI
My favorite aspect of learning from Kristen is that she always leads with her heart forward, keeping in mind the differences of everyone she works with. I always feel her unconditional presence and receive personal attention, as I've noticed all my peers do too. What is more, Kristen is a remarkably consistent teacher. Every time I practice or train with Kristen, I know I am getting her absolute best. Kristen is hard working and full of passion, and I am incredibly proud to call Kristen a life-long teacher of mine. -Mara Chaben, Los Angeles, CA
Kristen brought a light to our training that made me feel comfortable and supported. She was not only an exceptional teacher and mentor, but also a loving friend. I would highly recommend this program. -Jennifer Schweiger, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Kristen's strength lies in letting her students discover their own areas of tension and using her balanced, patient medium as an example of how to soften around that hardness, whether it be a really difficult yoga posture or a really difficult time in the student's life. This method of teaching with love rather than teaching with intimidation and leading by a balanced example guided me into discovering how I could soften the tense areas of my body, soften the hardened areas of my mind, and soften the standards I've set and allow myself to land at a goal rather than strain to reach the goal. Kristen has gifted me a healthy balance of and loving relationship with not only all of my strengths but newly, all of my soft spots. -Stephanie Tollis, Ann Arbor, MI