Krista began her yoga practice over five years ago when she met her teacher Meghan Bowen in Davis, California. With the aid of Meghan's yogic wisdom and guidance, Krista learned how to transform her suffering from several major personal losses into compassion for others through her yoga teaching, creating a new kind of steady happiness inside her own heart. Krista holds certification with Yoga Alliance through completion of a 200 hour intensive from The Bo Tree & continues her education through workshops of various yoga philosophies. Ethereal, pulsing & contemporary music infuse her vinyasa flow classes to ignite a unified expression of "shakti" - spontaneous, joyful & energetic movement. Every class is vibrantly different, full of humor and enthusiasm encouraging space for self acceptance and self healing. She strives to create a nurturing environment where her students feel safe enabling them to find their yogic groove creating more joy, peace & love within.
Certified Yoga Instructor Yoga Alliance 500EYT Jennifer Poitier aka “Yogini-Jazz” has a holistic and precise approach to teaching yoga that blends the art, discipline and science of Yoga to help others awaken the power and grace within themselves and through her almost two decades of teaching experience, has cultivated her own unique and soulful style of teaching Yoga. Sensitive to all body types and abilities, She encourages her students to see yoga as a tool for self-transformation and as a life-long process that blends fitness with a profound sense of inner peace and balance.
In 1997, Jazz Established and for Seven years was the Owner and Director of The Yoga Source- a highly successful and well renowned Yoga Studio, in Berkeley CA. She founded a nationally registered Yoga Teacher Training Program with the Yoga Alliance in 1999. She is herself is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor @ 500EYT, a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with the Yoga College of India, studied with Rodney Yee in Piedmont Yoga Studio’s Advanced Teacher Training Program, began her studies with John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga, in 1999 and earned her Anusara Teacher’s Affiliation in 2002.
In addition to her classes … Jazz specializes in individual yoga instruction and Therapeutic Yoga & Bodywork.