Hi, I’m Kirsten.
I’m a certified yoga, Pilates, & Gyrotonic teacher with over 17 years experience helping people improve strength, reduce pain, and increase flexibility.
Movement is for EVERY body.
You don’t need to be thin, flexible, in shape, or young to enjoy movement.
Movement nourishes us.
Movement helps you increase your physical capabilities while decreasing aches and pains, and slowing down the aging process.
Movement should be fun, not a chore!
Exercise doesn’t need to be another stress in your life. It can feel good!
I grew up pursuing a career as a dancer, but was quickly told I didn’t have the right body. I spent most of my life trying to “fix” myself. I yearned to be thinner and more flexible with longer legs.
While studying dance at Boston Conservatory, I discovered a yoga class that gave me a glimpse into another world. The teacher welcomed us to explore movement without judgement. I immediately fell in love and began to appreciate the body I had.
Fast forward to my 20’s. I was an avid yogi/yoga teacher, but started feeling chronic discomfort around my lower back. I became afraid to move, thinking a “wrong” movement might make it worse. A colleague recommended I study privately with her Pilates and Gyrotonic teacher. Pilates gave me the strength I needed while Gyrotonic helped me with my mobility. My back pain went away and I regained confidence in my body.
Along the way, I’ve studied other methods including somatics, Feldenkrais, and Alexander technique. After teaching for 16 years in NYC, I moved to Maine where I now work with private clients in-person and remotely to build strength, increase flexibility, and live with less pain and more confidence.
Ready to feel more comfortable and confident in your body? Book a session here.
- 500 hour and Restorative Yoga, Be Yoga (now ISHTA yoga)
- Anatomy of Breath-Centered Yoga Advanced Studies Program,The Breathing Project
- Pilates Mat and Equipment, Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon and Balanced Body
- Gyrotonic Level 1, Vincent Macagnone
- Therapeutic Gyrotonic Applications for the Shoulder Girdle, Uwe Herbstreit
- CoreAlign Level 1, Finetune Pilates
- Anatomy Trains 1, Simone Linder
- Healing Diastastis, Jennifer Gianni/Fusion Pilates
- Pre/Postnatal Pilates Teacher Training, Jennifer Gianni/Fusion Pilates
Interested in working together? Please visit my services page.
Not only do I feel more limber, strong, and aware of my body, but I’ve felt inspired to move more!
It can be scary to start a new physical activity, especially when you’re out of shape and in pain, but Kirsten made me feel comfortable. More importantly she made moving fun and enjoyable again! I’ve seen a huge difference in my body since we’ve started working together. The other day I was able to kneel down and hold a squat position to help my daughter. I haven’t been able to do that for ages!