YOGA TEACHER & HYPNOTHERAPIST
Yogi, Hypnotherapist and Shaman, Kristen Eykel CHt. has uniquely synthesized over 28 years of diverse training into holding space as a spiritual teacher and personal coach for students worldwide. Her healing practice includes Usui/Karuna Holy Fire II Reiki Master Teacher, Kundalini & Master Yoga Teacher, and Yoga for Pregnancy & Labor Expert. A dynamic Public Speaker, she is the author of 3 books, including Yoga for Transformation- Beyond Asana Into Awareness, including a 6-week Transformation Challenge online. She is a contributor to numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Fit Pregnancy, Elephant Journal, Health Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, She Knows & We Blog the World. Creator of 6 yoga DVDs, including the bestseller, Yoga for Your Pregnancy, Kristen is honored to share her expertise at the Sedona Yoga Festival, Imagine Fest, and with the Science and NonDuality Conferences, and is blessed with a devoted and loyal following in her yearlong mentorship program, Awesomeness Training.
Where does my yoga journey begin? The best answer would maybe be… in some other life. I was lucky enough to be born and raised in a family that lives and breathes true yoga. I grew up learning and practicing mantra meditation and yoga as a lifestyle. Having grown up living around yoga my whole life, I decided to pursue an AA degree in International Business. As the busyness of “life” began to come to the forefront, my yogic upbringing became less of an importance and focus.
After graduating with honors, I soon found myself unexpectedly pregnant… Deciding to take a hiatus from the things that had primarily taken up my time and energy – college, full time work, travel and surfing – I was able to reflect on and return to my yoga roots. This is when I realized how important yoga is to me and my spiritual progression. Humbling myself I decided to embark on a 200 hour teacher training program with Tamal Yoga School to help build upon my life experiences and knowledge of yoga.
After becoming a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, I realized this was the perfect tool to share the amazing life changing powers of yoga that have molded me into the – daughter, sister, mother, lover and friend – I am today.