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. For privates or private group classes, please contact me directly at kirsten@livingyogadallas.com or Kirsten@PraniLife.com 

 

Find my recordings on SoundCloud here

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My Certifications

Master Trainings:

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 
  • 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 / Sandra Anderson / Luke Ketterhagen: 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
  • Durga Saptashati: The Treasure Trove of Tantra Vidya  2018

Om Yoga Journey / Arpita Shah

  • Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Certification - 2015 & 2017 Dallas 
  • Assistant & Studio Support for Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat Thailand 2017 

Other:

  • Yoga for Anxiety & Depression Intensive- 2014 Dallas - LifeWorks Institute
  • Power & Freedom Costa Rica Retreat with Rod Stryker & Elena Brower 2015
  • 7 Days of Dhi Retreat Tulum - Mary Bruce, Tracee Stanley, Chanti Tacorante-Perez May 2016
  • Yoga4Cancer - Tari Prinster 2017 Dallas
  • Tracee Stanley - The Four Desires Jan 2017, Yoga Nidra & Intention April 2018 Dallas
  • Jeff Masters - The Alchemy of Samskaras March & October 2018 Dallas
  • Mary Bruce - Enlivened Shakti, the Yoga of The Divine Feminine - March 2018 Dallas
  • Luke Ketterhagen - The Path of Fire & Light - June 2018 Dallas
Disciplines I Teach
Ayurveda/Nutrition
Hatha
Meditation/Pranayama
ParaYoga
Tantra
Yoga Nidra/Relaxation
Where To Find Me
The Refuge Meditation
Contact Information
kirsten [at] LivingYogaDallas.com
www.PraniLife.com
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