Childhood gave me a deep fascination for nature, but my practical upbringing suggested a life in business, so I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UTD with a focus on Environmental Science and Business Management.  I started my professional career as a medical assistant / office nurse, ran business operations for a large hospice in Missouri, and came back to Dallas for a career in finance & sales operations in the software industry during the booming late '90s.

At some point around 2011 my eldest beloveds began to die from emphesyma, lung cancer, and pneumonia, then my husband developed brain cancer. I quit my corporate job to become his caregiver. Counseling and Yoga Therapy was my tool to stay functional. A short while after my husband passed away, I began spending more time studying the science and philosophy behind why the yoga was working so well for me; I was healing, and regaining mental capacity steadily.

I began studying ParaYoga with Rod Stryker, and was initiated into the tradition October 2014. I continue my studies in ParaYoga, and the science of Tantra at the Himalayan Institute. I gained my Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor certification in 2015 with Arpita Shah of Om Yoga Journey and have certifications in Yoga4Cancer, and Yoga for Anxiety & Depression.

I teach traditional yoga and ayurveda, meditation, and Yoga Nidra. I teach at Oak Cliff Aikikai Sundays 9am, and Trophy Fitness Downtown Fridays noon. Find me at WAAS Art of Wellbeing for The Tantric Wisdom Goddess Series. For privates or private group classes, please contact me directly at kirsten@livingyogadallas.com.

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My Certifications

ParaYoga Master Training; Rod Stryer 2014 - Present

  • Moon/Sun/Fire - 2014 Philadelphia 
  • Tantra Shakti PYMT - 2014 Dallas
  • Prana Shakti PYMT - 2014 Colordao
  • Vinyasa Krama PYMT - 2014 Colorado
  • Koshas PYMT - 2014 London
  • Sankalpa Immersion / Himalayan Institute 2014/2015
  • Marma PYMT - 2015 Colorado
  • Yoga Sutras PYMT - 2015 Colorado
  • Four Desires PYMT - 2015 San Francisco 
  • Tantra, Path of Beauty & Bliss Intensive - 2015 Dallas 
  • Power and Freedom: Awakening the Luminous Self as Teacher & Guide - 2015 Costa Rica - Rod Stryker / Elena Brower
  • Gheranda Samhita / Shiva Sutras - 2016 Minneapolis 
  • Gheranda Samhita PYMT CE - 2016 Colorado 
  • Yoga Nidra PYMT CE - 2016 Colorado
  • Kundalini Tantra PYMT - 2016 Colorado
  • Guru Parampara PYMT - 2016 Colorado

Himalayan Institute; Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D: 2014 - Present

  • Mastering the Yoga Sutras - 2015 
  • Living Tantra 2017 - Online Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
  • Hallmark Retreat / Tantric Alchemy - 2015/2016 
  • Sadhana Immersion - 2016 Khajuraho, India
  • New Years Rudra Yaga Sadhana Immersion- 2016/2017
  • Lifting the Final Veil - Lotus of the Heart /  Rudra Yaga 2017

Om Yoga Journey / Arpita Shah

Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Certification - 2015 & 2017 Dallas 

Other:

  • Yoga for Anxiety & Depression Intensive- 2014 Dallas - LifeWorks Institute
  • Yoga4Cancer - 2017 Dallas Tari Prinster
Disciplines I Teach
Ayurveda/Nutrition
Hatha
Meditation/Pranayama
ParaYoga
Tantra
Yoga Nidra/Relaxation
Where To Find Me
Contact Information
kirsten [at] LivingYogaDallas.com
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