Get to Know Your Yoga Instructor: Kristen!

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We know there’s not always time to get to know your yoga instructors in class. That’s why we want to start shining a brighter spotlight on all of them! As a new studio, we thought it might be tough to recruit great teachers to take a chance on us. However, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of talented yogis that believe in the community we are creating and have chosen to teach at kOMpose. We know that we’re biased, but we think our teachers are pretty incredible.

Here are some fun facts to help you get to know Kristen Barfield!

What’s currently on your playlist?

At the moment I am obsessed with the Big Little Lies soundtrack. The book and tv series are amazing!

Also Paul McCartney, enough said. Lastly, Alabama Shakes. Sing it Brittany!

What are you reading right now?

Currently, I’m reading Between Heaven And Earth - A Guide To Chinese Medicine.

Outside of yoga, what do you spend your time doing?

I’ve been thinking a lot about my future.  Where do we want to be and do? My husband, Geoff, and I will be empty nesters soon3 kids in college and one a junior in High School! It’s important to set those intentions for a clear path to our best life!

I’ve also been REBOUNDING!!! I have a rebounding trampoline at home that I jump on everyday. Fascial release, cardio, proprioception, strengthyou name it, it does it all!!! I’m also starting to incorporate the Minimalist Home and Feng Shui into my life . Or, as much as I can with a family of 6! :) Lastly, I’ve been working on my website, Bluemandalayoga.org.

What are you learning or focusing on in your practice?

I am deepening my knowledge of TCM/Meridian theory. I have also started doing a Kundalini practice every morning to explore the energy body deeper. I am also incorporating the Functional Yoga approach to my teaching and practice. Recently, I was accepted into the Yoga Medicine 500hr program, so I will be continuing to deepen my knowledge of Yoga! And as always, I am working on being true to myself and living from a place of authenticity and gratitude!!!!!