Kristen Zorda (RYT-500) began teaching yoga after overcoming several obstacles in her life; realizing the healing power of yoga and how it can help others as it has helped her. Kristen shares knowledge from her own life experiences that inspire you to connect your practice with your own life off the mat. She became the owner of Yoga Mandali in 2018.
Her classes embody the principle that yoga helps nourish the connection between body and mind by incorporating breath, movement and music to leave you feeling transformed. She infuses traditional Vinyasa yoga alignment and flow with the spirituality and devotion of Bhakti to help you achieve the benefits of each pose while helping you break through obstacles in your own spiritual growth. Kristen is known for her non-judgmental, compassionate teaching style and helps you feel secure and accepted so you can deepen your connection to your true Self.
For over 15 years, Kristen has been studying and practicing yoga with teachers from all over the world. She honors her teacher, Gopi Kinnicutt (Bhatkti Yoga D.C. ERYT 500), Lal Maharajh (Vastu School of Yoga ERYT 500), and Karen Score (Yoga Mandali RYT 500), along with her past and present yoga teachers, and thanks them for their part in her yoga journey. Kristen has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hartwick College – understanding at an early age that she wanted to help people. Off the mat, Kristen enjoys traveling, playing guitar and hanging with her dog, Lola.