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About Kristen

Kristen McCarthy is a registered yoga teacher, and continuing education provider based in Vancouver, Canada. She's the creator of the Yoga with Kristen YouTube channel, the certified Yoga Nidra program, Journey Into Wisdom, and the Heart of the Heart Yin Yoga Membership. 

Over the past decade, Kristen's led thousands of students through the transformational practices of yoga and meditation, leading in-studio and online classes, workshops, retreats and meditation trainings. 

Kristen is trained in traditional yoga therapy and yoga psychology, and is  known for her skill in guiding somatic-based yin yoga and yoga nidra practices. Her classes are inspired by the grace of the natural world, and the Vedic wisdom that guides us toward our inner nature. 

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Kristen Says

​”My home yoga practice has been a huge gift in my life, and consistently keeps me grounded, present and connected to who I truly am. I'm so grateful to be able to share these personal practices with you.”

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Education & Certifications

  • BFA (Hons), Creative Writing, UBC, 2009

  • Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Certificate (200 hr), 2009

  • Yin Yoga Teacher Certificate (40 hr), 2011

  • Restorative Yoga Teacher Certificate (40 hr), 2013

  • Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Certificate (80 hr),  2016

  • Energy Healing Certificate (300 hr) with Dr. Alberto Villoldo, Four Winds Society, 2017

  • Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Mantra (300 hr) with Dr. David Frawley, American Institute of Vedic Studies, 2020 - Current

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