After a series of Snowboarding-related injuries combined with less-than-intelligent training left Kiersten with a broken back and persistent nerve tension, she began studying Yoga, Pilates, and the subtle nuances of body mechanics which support healthy and sustainable athletic modalities.
Experiencing the relief from pain and the unparalleled mental focus functional movement facilitates, Kiersten seeks to share — in a playful, curious manner — what she has learned from her studies. In her group classes and one-on-one sessions, she aims to bring precise body awareness to her clients: what muscles are working and why; how to strengthen and stabilize; how to access boundless and evolving movement options throughout one’s lifetime. Kiersten is an anatomy enthusiast. She envisions movement as a puzzle to be investigated from and within an infinite range of dimensions.
Kiersten is a certified Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) who has completed thousands of study and training hours over the course of her career. She has completed three 300-hour teacher trainings: two 300HR trainings with Dylan Werner of One Movement Yoga [2018 and 2020] and 300HR with Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein of Bryce Yoga . In addition, Kiersten is certified in Anatomy Trains Modules I and II (with a focus on myofascial anatomy and functional movement) with Michael Watson, and participated in a week-long Anatomy Trains in Motion course with Tom Myers and Karin Gurtner. Kiersten is also a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms). She completed a week-long expedition course in the Pyrenees with Wim Hof, and has trained in Hot Pilates with Gabriella Walters. Kiersten attends multiple workshops and intensives each year to deepen her movement studies.
She is honored to serve as a lululemon Ambassador.
Kiersten holds a PhD from Stanford University.