500 RYT, Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Founder of Happygirl Yoga
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Kristen is a passionate, intuitive and motivated yoga teacher, specializing in an athletic-style Vinyasa and meditation. Kristen's love for yoga grew during her early corporate years working in TV production to find solace from the high-level stress and long hours. From there, the hobby grew to a passion, and the passion grew to a lifestyle change. During this transformational journey, Kristen came to discover true happiness from within through self care, finding inner joy through the experience of leading a healthy and meaningful life. It is through this realization that motivated her to launch HappygirlYoga.com, with the intention to connect, empower, and motivate all women to shift their focus within themselves to live the best life possible.
Certified Nutrition & Wellness Coach
After working as an Occupational Therapist for 6 years, Jalpa realized she wanted to focus more preventative care and serve by guiding others to prevent chronic illnesses via food and lifestyle modification. She went back to school to train in holistic nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and founded Nourishbyjd. Now, she combines her knowledge of science and western medicine with nutrition to coach clients to discover healthier versions of their favorite foods, while guiding them through self discovery and behavior modification for long lasting, healthy habits; leading them to happy and fulfilled lives.
Holistic Health & Wellness Coach
Lindsey Kyler is a Carnegie Mellon University classically trained actress and IIN graduate living and working in New York City. She is also the holistic health and wellness coach behind HealthyBelly Coaching. Lindsey's passion for health and wellness began years ago as a result of confronting her own struggles with weight, self-esteem and body image. Today she is a lover of nutritious and delicious foods and an advocate of daily practices to love your body back. However, Lindsey has continued to see dietary fads and nutritional confusion hold others back from realizing their best selves. This realization and her own journey to personal happiness is the inspiration behind the HealthyBelly Coaching mission: To help others discover their most happy, healthy, and vibrant selves. She believe everyone deserves to live an abundantly joyful life, and that good health is an essential element to making that a reality.
Yoga Instructor, Mother of 2, Blogger
Dutch girl Alyssa has a Bachelor’s Degree in management & economics and also worked as a social security expert for many years. She discovered her passion for yoga after her daughter was born and since then, made it her life mission to share this passion with others. Her yoga classes focus on meditation while building strength and stamina. In her personal practice, she’s a fierce Ashtanga student who likes to take on challenging asanas.
Alyssa has two young children and loves to travel. She also enjoys reading english classics and philosophy books. (You’ll often find her in dusty old bookstores) If she’s not there, she’s probably in the kitchen preparing healthy and delicious food for her family. For Alyssa, perfect happiness is sharing a home cooked meal with her loved ones. She shares her discoveries and thoughts on her personal blog and is happy to also share the love via Happygirl Yoga.
Yoga Instructor, Earth & Soul Wanderer
Born and raised in Tuscany (Italy), Eleonora traveled and lived across Europe (and further) but currently living in her hometown.
She studied different languages throughout high school, and furthered her studies to politics, international cooperation and development during her college years.
Eleonora was introduced to yoga when she was 12, but it was only during her college years that she fell in love with the practice. Greatly inspired by her Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga teachers in Cork (Ireland), she joined a YTT and became an Integral Yoga teacher (RYT200) during the summer of 2014. She has been teaching ever since, focusing on bringing her students to the complete yoga experience through asanas, breathing techniques, meditations and chants (which she loves!).
In 2015, she also became a Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga teacher and a Sound Massage practitioner. Eleonora is is also a freelance blogger, social media manger and a translator (from English/Spanish/French to Italian, and viceversa).
JELAYNA DA SILVA
Jelayna is a well certified, passionate yoga teacher and writer living in downtown Toronto. Her love for yoga takes her across the GTA to teach at several studios and to multiple clients. With a background in Psychology and College Athletics she infuses her classes and writing with mental and physical awareness, not to mention a healthy sense of humor. Whether leading at a large outdoor events, in a classroom, or in the home of a client her philosophy for teaching is simple - teach with love, empathy, patience and humility. Yoga is a journey, not a destination.
A former marine biologist, Krista is now a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) and Registered Nutritional Counselor (RNC) – a qualified practitioner who provides guidance for building and maintaining nutritional wellbeing. Krista is also a certified fitness trainer and she motivated people to tap into their inner athletes as an outdoor boot camp and fitness training company owner for nearly 10 years. She is an avid outdoors person who enjoys travelling, boating, scuba diving and hiking. The only thing that still entices her to head indoors on a regular basis is blog writing and hot yoga!
Though still keen in motivating people to reach their full fitness potential, her real passion lies in food and how it fuels, nourishes and energizes us. She believes your food should work for you, not against you. The mantra of “what you put in, is what you'll get out” supports her belief that real food, along with some high-quality supplements, can help heal us from many health conditions, or even prevent us from having certain ones in the first place - like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. With over 20 years of diverse professional teaching experience and a deep passion for promoting balanced, healthy living, she feels her contribution to this rapidly expanding and ever-evolving industry is not only important, but incredibly rewarding.