BE yoga is a community or sangha where people gather together to better their body, mind, and spirit through yoga classes for adults, kids, and children with special needs, meditation, kirtan, karma yoga, potlucks, yoga philosophy, movie screenings and more. A place where everyone is welcome as we gather to learn, grow, and practice in an Integral and Kripalu blended style of yoga together. Join us in Sterling VA at the Yurt.
Gita (Krista) brings to her yoga practice the mind-body awareness she
learned starting at the age of 2 as a competitive gymnast and, later,
studying dance. Her serious study of yoga began following the onset
of unknown Lyme Disease as a wayof dealing with pain while finding
peace and reconnecting with her core self and with others. Krista is a
Registered Yoga Teacher, having completed the Yoga Alliance 200-hour
certification under the guidance of a Kripalu-trained
mentor and another 200-hour certification through the Integral tradition
with Sonia Sumar and Renata Sumar Gaertner.
Her classes reflect this Kripalu tradition and the Integral Yoga tradition
of her current teachers, along with a focus on alignment, breath, energy,
meditation, and taking yoga into your daily life based on principles of
Hatha yoga. In her personal practice, Krista is also an avid practitioner
of kirtan and studying Sanskrit.
Krista has taught yoga in Japan, DC, Virginia and Ohio. She has studied
with Cyndi Lee, Dean Lerner, Jai Uttal, Pierre Couvillion and Sonia Sumar,
and is a certified practitioner of Yoga for the Special Child(R). Krista’s
classes and private instruction offer the benefits of yoga to all
ability levels, from experienced yogis and yoginis to beginners. Her
background in social work, along with her personal experience using yoga
to overcome physical pain, gives her keen insight into the special needs
of those with disabilities. Krista is an inspiring teacher who’s
serious about yoga and light on life.
One day Krista hopes to have her own green yoga retreat in the country
not too far outside of DC have her own homestead where she will
grow all of the veggies, fruit and nuts for her family. Right now, Krista is
part time yoga teacher and full time mom to Willow Prana and Nyima