Kristen Garaffo

Describe yourself in three words: Fun, Sweet, Strong.

Why do you teach yoga? It is a precious opportunity to spread light. Our world needs it!

Something surprising about you: I'm adopted and was born in Asuncion, Paraguay!

What inspires you? Human potential. Living with Intention and seeing it in action in myself and in others. Transformation. Knowing it is always at our fingertips. Music. Art.

What is the scariest thing on your bucket list? Writing a one woman show. Performing my own words on stage. In front of people. As an actor, it is much easier for me to perform other people's words. But mine? Totally different story!

Where did you get your certifications? 200 hour Thrive Yoga! Quarter Life Calling with Coby Kozlowski, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Karma Yoga Leadership Intensive - Coby Kozlowski, Nosara, Costa Rica

 

Kristen is passionate about living yoga and supporting others in finding their unique gifts and sharing them with the world. She shares her own unique gifts as a yoga teacher - blending music, storytelling, and her light-hearted spirit - in hopes of offering a relaxed, safe space for students to find ease in their minds and bodies.



Kristen Garaffo instructs the following:
  • Hatha Yoga - Beginner/Intermediate
  • A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas); breathing exercises and energy balance (pranayama). Classes include training in: pose alignment; relaxation techniques; concentration, meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.
     
    Sweat Factor: 7
    Chill Factor:    7

  • Yoga Core
  • A strong core is vital to a thriving yoga practice and also serves to reduce back pain.  Creative core sequences to support a strong back and abdomen. Core sequences to prepare students for ease in yoga poses like triangle, arm balances and backbends. Pairs well with Vinyasa at 6pm!

  • Yoga Rookie: Basics for Beginners (ENROLLMENT)

  • Open Breath and Meditation ($12)
  • Research has proven that people who meditate are healthier. There are more than 100 benefits of meditation including:

    -increased blood flow and lower blood pressure

    -decreased anxiety

    -improved immune system
    Meditation is sometimes perceived as difficult. How can we stop when we move so fast ALL THE TIME. Meditation can be enjoyabe, however, with the right tools. Thrive meditation classes include:

    -breathing exercises to de-stress and concentrate the mind

    -visualization

    -kriya (cleansing through directed awareness)

    -mantra (chanting)

    -emotional sweeping and self-awareness
    No previous experience is necessary. Learn to calm down slowly. All Levels of students are welcomed.


  • Vinyasa Flow - Beginner
  • Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness and fitness. Students who like moving with breath to build heat, strength, and flexibility favor vinyasa yoga. Expect unique sequences and a wide range of music.
     
    Sweat Factor: 8
    Chill Factor:    5