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Kristin Cooper, ERYT500
Kristin Cooper, ERYT500 is the Director of the 200 Hour and 500 Hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training School . Kristin’s teaching background includes teaching full time since 1999 and training hundreds of yoga teachers and thai yoga massage therapists nationally and internationally; traveling year-round. She was the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Acheivement award for her development of social models working with orphanages in developing countries and has worked with children, seniors, and students living with cancer and HIV. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Kristin has worked privately with celebrity clients Katie Holmes, Ashley Judd and Cheryl Hines, and is the founder and Yoga Teacher Training Director of the Wilmington Yoga Center.
She began as an assistant for Shiva Rea in 2001, traveling as a teacher trainer and guest percussionist for Shiva’s programs before the launch of her Prana Flow method. She has also worked for several years as a mentor for Shiva’s Prana Flow 500hr Teacher Training, and is a guest presenter for various yoga teacher trainings on the east and west coast. Kristin has also assisted the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health Teacher Trainings.
Her training background includes several trips to India and Thailand, with ongoing studies in Thai Yoga Massage in the Lek Chaiya tradition, Ayurveda, and yoga along with studies in vegan living and macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute. She has enjoyed the benefits of a vegan diet and lifestyle since 1994 and shares her love of all things plant-based with passion! Her primary vinyasa studies began with Shiva in 2000 and have continued for many years, and she has completed a wide range of trainings and certifications including: Kripalu yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini, YogaDance, Yoga for Trauma-Sensitive Populations & PTSD, Advanced Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda, Kids Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, Non-Violent Communication, and 15+ years of studies in bodywork and nutrition. She enjoys incorporating many teaching methods and theories into her trainings and feels that all forms and philosophies inform one another and have the same goal of yoga=union.
Kristin has contributed to Yoga Journal and is the creator of Rhythmic Flow Yoga w/live drumming and is the founder of Kunga Journeys international volunteer service retreats. Rhythmic Flow Yoga workshops are co-led with her percussionist husband, Loren Gulak & the Kunga Drummers. The Kunga team is grateful for the opportunity to use yoga as a platform and tool for collaboration, education, connection, and fundraising for underserved children around the world. For more information on Kristin and upcoming service events, please visit:
Please visit www.wilmingtonyogacenter.com to learn more about how you may offer your yoga as service, and join in on upcoming volunteer retreats. To connect with these children please visit www.mizerochildren.org andwww.homeofhopeindia.org
All Kunga Yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops are service based programs, dedicated to educating the public about approaching yoga as a path of service. All of our projects involve fundraising for Class 5 non-profits serving children, animals, and the environment. Most programs provide hands on oppurtunities to volunteer with underserved communities. Some highlights of our mission have included strategic partnerships with wonderful foundations such as Homes of Hope India, Vieng Ping Children’s Home, Leaf International and Playing For Change. Other highlights include placing hundreds of yoga teacher trainees into underserved communities offering free classes, facilitating Kunga Journeys fundraising volunteer trips to orphanages in developing countries, and raising tens of thousands of dollars in funds, schooling and musical instruments for local and international charities.
Our Kunga Yoga Teacher Trainings are dedicated to the vision of yoga as service and include 15 hour, 35 hour, 200 hr, & 500 hr models in weekend, weeklong, monthly and yearly formats. Our trainings are synthesis based programs covering the broad spectrum of applied living yoga teachings on and off the mat, and provide all trainees the oppurtunity to teach in areas where yoga is much needed.
Our workshops include one, two, and three day formats open to the general public and provide a taste of our more intensive programs in a fun, light-hearted environment. Workshops are open to all levels unless otherwise noted and cover a broad range of yoga practice, methodologies, philosophy, anatomy & especially music!
Our global Relax & Restore Retreats and Kunga Journeys Service Retreats fuse the healing practices of yoga in a natural setting with hands on involvement in our host country/community. Service retreats are set up to bridge cultures, fundraise, and provide an oppurtunity for all to experience the healing practices of yoga.