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Kristen recognizes that yoga teachers have a significant impact on others’ lives, and because of that, we have a responsibility to raise the bar of professionalism.
Join us as we talk about her journey and what she believes makes a professional yoga teacher in Colorado.
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Kristen is a Denver-based Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Embodiment Coach, Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Mentor.
She supports her students in their own transformation so they can Live. Life. Better. Whether this means creating space around old wounds, healing from a relationship, discovering what it is that is blocking your movement forward, dealing with a life transition, or the essential emotions of anxiety, fear, sadness, or pain.
She works with clients in-person or online. You can schedule a yoga therapy session, couples session, life mentoring, or check out the upcoming Course in Transformation, as well as other group events by clicking this link: https://square.site/appointments/book/0S13J02SMQD0M/kristen-boyle-yoga-therapy
Check out Kristen online: http://www.kristenboyleyoga.com
[00:00] We are chatting and finishing up a conversation. 😉
[02:01] Live interview starts
[03:39] Kristen’s Yoga Journey
[06:25] How can we express our professionalism to our students?
[09:56] Does the competitiveness between teachers and studios need to be there? Why? And if not, what can we do?
[16:14] Yoga is just a practice.
[17:38] There’s continued room for growth and we are all uplifted and inspired by the increasing professionalism in the yoga industry.
[21:23] Qualities to help us raise the bar of professionalism.
[22:31] Holding the values of yoga as a yoga teacher.
[27:48] To raise the bar of professionalism…….
[28:36] Thoughts on the yoga journey (this is a good one!!!)
Quotes from this episode
“I feel like yoga teachers are incredibly wise and insightful people……they really have a lot to offer.” – Kristen Boyle
“Let’s work together as teachers and professionals. Let’s support each other instead of this raging competition of “these are my students and this is my studio.” Rather it needs to be a little bit more fluid and open.” – Kristen Boyle
“To strive towards a more non-competitive attitude…..I think a deeper understanding and studying of Yoga means a paradigm shift in your thinking. Rather than a contractive way of thinking we need an expansive way of thinking. When I make a choice, I’m not only making a choice for myself, but I’m also holding that in perspective of the greater whole.” – Kristen Boyle
“If I were to define yoga into one word that word is awareness, just awareness.” – Kristen Boyle
“We can talk about the rival yoga studios and all the friction and the negativity that’s out there. We also need to acknowledge the hope and where it’s going and all the good things that we see happening. There are teachers that are stepping up to that level of professionalism and I really want to appreciate, value, and acknowledge them in this conversation as well.” – Kristen Boyle
“We need to hold ourselves accountable to the ethics of yoga as much as we hold others accountable.” -Allison Rissel
“The yoga journey – the bad news. It never ends. The good news is I think you learn to journey better.” – Kristen Boyle
“I think through the practice we become process oriented rather than goal oriented or aim oriented. And we learn to be in that process which is mindfulness. Being in the moment means I’m not at the end, it means I’m in the moment in my process moving towards that.” – Kristen Boyle