Kristi's vinyasa classes are grounding, joyful, reverent, and engaged, and include the gift of being sung to in savasana. They will inspire you to cultivate your awareness, fine-tune your alignment, awaken your flexibility, embody your prana (breath-energy), and open your eyes, heart, ears, and chakras as you place your body and intention in a special way. The mixed-level classes are open to beginner through advanced students, and are designed for all ages and physical abilities. The work is strong, but modifications are always offered. Create sacred space for your own grace, healing, and insight; expand your breath; spark your energy; strengthen and lubricate your muscles and bones.
Kristi also offers private yoga instruction and private wellness coaching at her South Kingstown office. Kristi's wellness coaching combines applied kinesiology, chakra and asana practice, and Integrated Energy Therapy, to help clients make healthier choices for their bodies and lives. To make an appointment call Kristi at 401-338-2643.
Kristi Martel, MFA, 200-RYT...
Yoga Teacher & Intuitive Energy Healer
Kristi Martel's yoga practice began over 10 years ago after badly injuring her back as a jujitsuka, dancer, and performance artist. Within 5 months she lost 40 pounds and could once again touch her toes. Since then, she has practiced Iyengar Yoga, AcroYoga, Prana Flow Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Baptiste Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Yoga Nidra, but she mostly craves the rich openings and insights available through Heated Vinyasa and loves that it is a flexible-enough medium to integrate the power of ALL of these practices. Kristi is a longtime student of Rhode Island's Divya, Tom Gillette, and Jessie Meyer-Eisendrath. She has also studied with Dharma Mittra, Patricia Walden, and Coral Brown and completed Yogaphoria's 200-hour Yoga and Wellness Teacher Training with Seane Corn, Anodea Judith, Matthew Sanford, Melanie Smith, Carolyn Cohen, and Karin Eisen in 2011.
In addition to being a devoted yogini, Kristi is a nationally touring and recording pianist, vocalist, songwriter, and music teacher with awards, degrees, and over 15 years experience (www.kristimartel.com). She has also studied many holistic therapies such as Integrated Energy Therapy, Herbal and Food-based Healing, Meditation, and Applied Kinesiology and offers private sessions utilizing these modalities to help clients heal themselves. For two years, Kristi was a DJ and AAA Music Director on WRIU 90.3FM where she played a wide range of her favorite music every other Sunday midnight to 3am on her show, Butterfly Mixtapes (www.wriu.org/butterflymixtapes). With Joan Peters at Alvin Ailey in NYC, Kristi has studied her favorite dance, Katherine Dunham's technique, a magnificent and vigorous combination of Haitian folkloric dance and Ballet barre. Teaching yoga feels like an exquisite way to integrate all of these deep loves into one beautiful expression of transformation. Kristi is honored and humbled to share these gifts.
"Wow! She just upped the ante for yoga teachers!" - happy yoga student leaving Kristi's class
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