Kristen Kemp, What’s In Your Yoga Bag?
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This New Jersey-based yoga instructor, writer, and author enjoys keeping her lessons interesting, hot, and enjoyable for her students. Her yoga bag follows suit, with a few surprises hidden inside.SEE ALSOPaige Held, What’s In Your Yoga Bag? for more information.
Lole Lily Tote Bag
Lole’s Lily tote bag is the epitome of adaptability and practicality. Kemp appreciates that it has enough room for all of her belongings and that she can dress it up or down. The reason she spent a little more money on this useful yoga bag is because it contains a pocket for my laptop, a compartment for my yoga mat, and plenty of storage for my clothing and cosmetics! $120,lolewomen.com CHECK OUT ALSONicki Doane, What Do You Keep in Your Yoga Bag?
LG Tone Pro Wireless Stereo Headset
Kemp works at six different yoga studios around New Jersey, and she never travels without her headset in tow. According to her, “it allows me to securely converse on the phone or listen to audiobooks.” He uses it to go running with my hubby. When worn around the neck, the tangled cable is totally removed, saving you the effort of dealing with it. $69.99,lg.com SEE ALSOSianna Sherman, ALSOSianna Sherman What Do You Keep in Your Yoga Bag?
Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick
Pay attention, sexy yogis! Kemp is armed with a hidden weapon. The instructor explains that “I teach largely hot yoga, so makeup melts off my face,” but that “this lip gloss stays on my lips during class, even when I take sips of water.” This product helps my normally bare face appear more put together, plus it’s quite hydrating for my lips.” $8.49,neutrogena.com CHECK OUT ALSOK athryn Budig and others What Do You Keep in Your Yoga Bag?
Backyard Poultry Magazine
Kemp enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband and three children, as well as her flock of seven hens, which she keeps in her suburban backyard. In ‘How to Trim Beaks and Claws,’ for example, I learned something new from reading Backyard Poultry. $24.99,backyardpoultrymag.com SEE ALSOSadie Nardini, What’s in Your Yoga Bag? for more information.
Young Living Thieves Essential Oil
Kemp’s sense of well-being is maintained with Young Living Thieves essential oils. In the event that she has to teach three lessons in a row, she relies on a combination of clove, lemon peel, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary oils, according to her. “When I place some on their shoulders during savasana, my pupils seem to like it. I also put some on the bottoms of my children’s feet when they stink up the car!” $44.41,youngliving.com SEE ALSO5 Essential Oil Recipes to Suit Your Mood (with Pictures)
Nathan Flip-Straw Frosted Tritan Water Bottle
Kemp has tried every type of drinking gear imaginable, from beautiful glass mason jars to metal canteens, and her Nathan water bottle has survived all of them. In her words, “it’s still working wonderfully and looks brand new after two years of drinking out of, dropping it, and dishwashing it.” $16.25,amazon.com ALSO CONSIDERED What Do You Keep in Your Yoga Bag, Elena Brower?
Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin
Kemp likes to style her long hair in a bun, but elastic hair ties and bobby pins are too damaging for her lengthy tresses.
Her hair is held up all day with only two spin pins, according to her. “There is no breakage,” she claims. “Students who witness me putting them in are often amazed at how simple they are to use,” says the instructor. $12.99,amazon.com ALSO READ6 Best Sunscreens for Skin and Hair
Keebler Mini Fudge Stripes Original Cookies
According to Kemp, “the majority of my yoga friends spend a lot of money on fancy health bars, almonds, and cacao nibs.” “I enjoy those things as well, but there are times when I simply want a fast, affordable snack that I can pick up from the grocery shop down the street.” She brings about little cups of these miniature cookies, which she distributes to her bosses and pupils as needed. People always seem to grin when they see them, and they’re just 150 calories for a box of 14 cookies.” $9.50/10,amazon.com ALSO CONSIDERED Kristen Kemp’s 7 Cool Poses to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat
Kristen Kemp, Author at Powerflow Yoga
Kristen Kemp, a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, leads an alignment-based vinyasa sequence that is powerful, hot, and safe. Kristen also has a 500-hour certification in yoga therapy, which she uses to assist students in healing themselves through the practice. Her teachings integrate breath and movement to help students achieve more calm, tranquility, and pleasure both on and off the mat. Her music is a blend of lively melodies that you can sing along to. Seane Corn has studied with Jody Domerstad, Stacy Bell, Alison McCue, Jason Crandell, and Seane Corn, to name a few of the instructors.
- She manages Powerflow Yoga’s social media accounts and creates content for the company.
- We’ve decided on a winner!
- She is committed, hardworking, and an all-around wonderful person in every aspect of her life.
- We are delighted to finance half of her tuition costs and to accompany her on her life-changing trip.
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- Yo-Tiki is a free event.
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- Starting on Saturday, October 7th, our PFY School of Yoga 200-hour Find Your Power TT will begin.
- If you can relate to what we’re saying, we want you.
Read more by Kristen Kemp We’re hard at work making our next Spring 200-hour Find Your Power Teacher Training the finest one we’ve ever had.
We got more than 20 applications, which made it extremely difficult to choose just one winner.
These students are the heart and spirit of our organization, and we are thankful and inspired by them on a daily basis.
Written by Kristen Kemp We believe you should apply for the 200-hour Find Your Power Teacher Training program, which will begin this Spring in New York City.
The first half of your TT tuition will be covered this year, saving you $1950.
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Kristen Kemp, 500 E-RYT, began her yoga adventure ten years ago, shortly after the birth of her third child. Yoga provided her with the physical and spiritual skills she required, and she has noticed an increase in her patience, tranquillity, compassion, and love since she began practicing and teaching the discipline. Kristen gives back to the community by sharing what she’s learnt. Throughout her sessions, she incorporates philosophy and movement that makes sense. The flow is inspired by her professors Jason Crandell, Kathryn Budig, Judith Lasater, Jody Domerstad, Stacey Bell, and Alison McCue and is a fun and sweaty experience for everyone.
Every week, she teaches a total of ten courses for Powerflow Yoga and JaiPure.
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When she’s not at the yoga class, Kristen works as a freelance writer and author for a variety of publications.
Future Events are discussed in further detail in the following sections. Beginning on Wednesday, June 16, Bryant Park’s famed summer yoga series will once again take place! Join us online on our Instagram page or in person at our live in the park event, where we hold a weekly Wednesday evening session on the park’s grass. Both alternatives are completely free! We welcome practitioners of all skill levels. Every posture may be tweaked, altered, or adjusted to suit your own preferences and needs.
See the full schedule of Bryant Park events.
In-person class registration + info
Future Events are discussed in further detail in the introduction. Beginning on Wednesday, June 16, Bryant Park’s well-known summer yoga series will resume! Join us online on our Instagram account or in person at our live in the park event, which takes place on the park’s lawn every Wednesday evening. Both of these choices are completely costless. All levels of experience are welcome. Every posture may be tweaked, altered, or adjusted to suit your own preferences and abilities. Bryant Park’s map will show you where to find this.
2021 schedule + instructors
From June 16th until August 18th, 2021 Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. On June 16, Bethany Lyons of Lyons Den Power Yoga will teach a class. Yoga Shanti’s Seamus Tyson, Mia Fasanelli, and Sandy Sperou will be performing on June 23. Dre Drummond of Y7 was born on June 30th. Madeline Hickman was born on July 7th.
Mona Anand of Ishta Yoga will be featured on July 14th. Kristen Kemp is scheduled to appear on July 21. Dana Flynn was born on July 28th. 4th of August: Bee Creel Pilin Anice, Health Coach at THE WELL in New York City, will speak on August 11. Sara Clark was born on August 18th.
How do I join the class digitally?
Our virtual yoga sessions proved to be a huge hit last summer, and we are excited to continue offering them while also bringing back in-person classes this June! If you want to participate digitally, be sure to follow our Instagram page @bryantparknyc and join us on our IGTV channel a few minutes before 6pm on class day, or watch for a message on your page that the park has gone live.
What should I bring?
In order to participate in virtual courses, you must first set up your yoga mat or towel and choose a peaceful area with adequate space for your practice. Classes in the park: In order to ensure that all yogis feel secure and comfortable, we are asking that attendees bring their own mats to class this summer in order to guarantee that everyone feels safe and happy. Additionally, a towel, water, and a pleasant mindset are recommended, namaste!
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Her mother and her family had suffered greatly as a result of her mother’s dementia. However, it was at the Christmas Eve service that she understood their religion would take them through this difficult time. Trying to find a sweater and scarf in my mother’s room at the memory care home, I rummaged among the items lying on the floor and found none. Her closet was stocked with hangers, but Mom, who had always been meticulous in her organization, had lost track of how to use them. “What’s going on, dear?” she said, her memory of my name failing her.
- “We’re taking the kids to church.” “It’s one of your favorite spots.” “We usually travel to such interesting locations,” Mom murmured, a vacuous smile on her face.
- I took a look at my wristwatch.
- While it was important for me to get Mom into her seat early, everything, even the simplest activities, took significantly longer now.
- Since her placement in a memory care facility, this would be Mom’s first Christmas at the church.
- But now I’m thinking about it.
- She hadn’t ventured out of the institution in months.
- Do you think Christmas had any importance for your mother anymore?
I’d even fought to acknowledge that she may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as if refusing to acknowledge the possibility would somehow keep the demon at away.
“I’m forgetting things,” she said during a phone conversation.
The doctor is on his way to visit me.
“You’re really busy with gardening and volunteering.” “All of your church-related activities.” Faith.
Mom was a consistent attendee at Sunday services and Bible study.
Growing up, it was a certainty that Mom and I would be in a pew at our Methodist church in Jeffersonville on Sunday mornings.
(Unfortunately, my much older brother had already left the nest when I was a child, otherwise he would’ve been there as well.) “Your religion will always be something on which you can rely,” my mother assured me.
Church was a social event for MeMe, but for Mom, it was a time to feel near to God and bathe in his loving presence as she listened to the sermon.
I adored listening to Mom sing the old hymns at church, her voice soaring above the congregation.
It was very incredible.
I was preoccupied with advancing my professional career, getting married, and starting a family.
I tried to come home as much as I could.
The most of the time, I kept connected through our regular phone chats.
Mummy was scared that she, too, might become a victim of the virus.
I realized I couldn’t take on the role of caretaker that she had done.
Instead, she came from California.
I wasn’t sure if I was attempting to reassure her or myself.
She’d had to contact her father, and he took her to his house so she could accompany him back to his house.
“I’m a little afraid, Kristen.” It was an inconclusive diagnosis from the doctor; yet, I got increasingly nervous with each passing month and with each disturbing phone call from my mother.
I’d fallen into a state of mild sadness at the prospect of losing Mom to a sickness that destroys our identities one step at a time.
I made the decision to attend to church by myself one Sunday morning.
When I looked down the street, I could hear how loud and wonderful the music had sounded even from the street.
I wanted to experience what they were going through.
“Physical and mental health issues affect us all,” the priest stated emphatically.
I was perplexed.
Nonetheless, when the ceremony was done, the individuals in my immediate vicinity greeted me with genuine warmth and concern.
I didn’t give up.
I began reading my Bible and praying, giving time each day to cultivating my spiritual side, which had been ignored for far too long.
Dad took her vehicle keys and concealed them.
I worked hard to get Mom placed in a memory care center.
Dad and my brother, on the other hand, thought it was too soon.
My preacher talked a lot about how faith may take the place of worry in one’s life.
The more spiritually mature I became, the more I want to study.
As time went on, my everyday interactions with Mom became increasingly one-sided.
Although it wasn’t always evident how much she had registered, Mom and I were becoming closer.
My father’s phone number appeared on my cell phone one day when I was at the yoga studio where I was teaching.
I had a thought.
He’d gone to the VA hospital because he was experiencing chest problems.
Dad was terrified for his own safety, and he was much more concerned about Mom’s safety.
I hurried back to my residence.
I was in Indiana for a total of two weeks.
It all seemed extremely confusing and upsetting to Mom, who was becoming increasingly upset.
The lady in question was a nice woman who was a few years older than my parents, who were in their late seventies at the time.
I didn’t want to upset Dad by discussing it with him, but there was no doubt in my mind that Mom need round-the-clock assistance.
I returned to Indiana to assist with the relocation.
Everybody was suffering, but Mom was safe, which was the most I could expect for at that point.
Instead, I began contacting my father every evening after dinner.
Throughout their 60-year marriage, she had been completely dedicated to him.
The strains of a praise song, “The Great I Am,” played in the background as I stood on a Sunday morning.
“I want to be close to you, close to your heart.
It brought back so many memories of childhood Sundays in Indiana, sitting behind Mom in church and listening to her express her devotion to the Lord through song.
The bond we shared was one that went beyond words.
Despite the fact that we were divided by the kilometers that separated us and by her loss of memory, here in church, basking in the light of God’s love, I felt incredibly near to my mother.
That Christmas Eve in Indiana, after Mom had been placed in memory care, I dressed her and drove her and me to church just in time for the candlelight service to begin.
“Please take our chairs,” a young couple with a baby said.
Mom might take up a position towards the end of the pew, between my father and me.
“The First Noel,” “Joy to the World,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” were among the carols that began as soon as we had gotten ourselves situated.
She clasped her father’s and my hands in hers.
“Can you tell me what she’s doing?” Dad spoke in hushed tones to me.
Dad’s eyes were welling up with tears.
I didn’t have to ponder about anything anymore.
The final line ended with a pucker of the lips and the extinguishing of her candle. “Thank you,” she expressed gratitude. “Wow, it was really stunning.” Subscribe to Guidepostsmagazine for more motivational stories like this.
Wyntergrace Williams was born and reared in Connecticut, where she began dancing at the age of four, mostly in African dance and ballet styles. At Maria Fiora’s Dance Studio, she trained and competed in Latin Ballroom, and when she was a pre-teen, she began training in jazz, jazz-funk, heels, ballet, hip-hop, Broadway, and contemporary dance at Broadway Dance Center, while also performing and competing with the Jimmy Locust Dance Company, with whom she competed and performed (in addition to her high school dance team).
- During her stay in Los Angeles, she worked under renowned choreographers and professors, appeared in music videos, and danced in the Lifetime movie Psycho Party Planner as well as the comedy This Just In.
- Wyntergrace is thrilled to be teaching children at Balance Dance Studios and sharing her passion for dance with them.
- It is also one of her favorite aspects of educating adults since she believes in the infinitely limitless capacities that each individual have to continue to discover new things about themselves, both physically and psychologically.
- She is a member of the American Dance Alliance.
Ms. Carly finished her 200-hour RYT program at MOSAIC in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the spring of 2016. Coming from a competitive swimming background, she was looking for a way to reconnect with her body, while also concentrating on developing a connection with herself that was kind and easy. She discovered yoga as a way to do just that. The asana practice, for Carly, is a way of personal inquiry and radical self-acceptance. Carly describes herself as a “recovering perfectionist,” and she hopes to inspire others to do the same.
In addition to being an E-RYT 200, Holley is a caring and experienced instructor who has been teaching in the Fredericksburg region for more than 14 years. She has been a Yoga Teacher Training instructor at Dragonfly for numerous years, teaching others in their desire to learn more about this ancient practice and assisting them in their desire to become instructors themselves. Her yoga lessons include the physical, mental, and emotional health components of yoga that Holley believes are important for everyone’s life.
Also, she likes exposing new students to the joyous and transformational power of yoga, which she believes is a gift from the universe.
As a result, there is a genuine sensation of well-being! As an additional benefit to people suffering from cancer, heart disease, or chronic illness, Holley has completed an unique 100-hour yoga training program.
Jessica has been at the forefront of the development of what is now a robust yoga network in our Downtown community since her family relocated here in 2014. She teaches yoga individually and publicly, as well as providing meditation / mindfulness coaching to varsity athletes at the University of Mary Washington. She is also a certified yoga instructor. She’s also now pursuing her 500-hour Advanced Vinyasa Teacher Certification, which she’s obtaining through direct instruction withRolf Gates. Yoga, in Jess’ own words, has helped her discover her life’s purpose.
It is my passion that I live for, and I feel empowered to push boundaries and push limitations in the name of my own personal progress.
It would be an honor for me to assist you in beginning your inward journey.” Jess’s website, jesskahnyoga.com, contains further information about her.
Kelsey is a nature and fitness enthusiast who, when confronted with a life-altering event, turned to yoga in quest of answers and acceptance of herself. Since then, she has been a dedicated practitioner for the past three years. She was born and raised in the Fredericksburg neighborhood, and she has a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Sustainability from Virginia Commonwealth University. In the past, she has worked in animal rehabilitation, nursing wounded and orphaned opossums, owls, fawns, and bald eagles back to health so that they may be released back into their natural habitat.
Attending yoga festivals and seminars, as well as receiving assistance from other yogis, are all things she likes doing to better her personal yoga practice.
Personal interests include Vinyasa, Power, and Restorative yoga, which she likes sharing with others and leading students through their practice.
Kolbie Rosser took her first yoga lesson when she was fifteen years old, little realizing that this would be the beginning of a life-long journey of discovery and practice. After graduating from high school, she began her RYT 200 program with Dragonfly Yoga Studio in New York City. In her spare time, Kolbie may be seen in yoga positions on her paddle board when she is not on her yoga mat. Every session Kolbie teaches, she attempts to create a welcoming and cheerful environment in which students are encouraged to explore their own minds and bodies through movement and breathing.
During her pregnancy with her daughter in 2008, Melissa found yoga for the first time. When she was a working mother with two small children, her practice was in and out of the picture. It wasn’t until 2013 that she made the decision to commit to a daily practice. Melissa, who was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and anxiety as a young adult, feels that yoga was the key to regaining her sense of self.and that she continues to practice it to this day. Her opinion on yoga is that it is more than just a physical exercise; it is a whole mind-body connection that is important in today’s environment, according to her observations.
She graduated from Latitude Yoga Company in Stafford, Virginia, in May 2017 with a 200-hour yoga teaching certificate.
The majority of her time is spent at home in Fredericksburg with her husband Jeremy and their two children, Madeline and Logan. She works as a mortgage broker in downtown Fredericksburg on a full-time basis.
With the goal of decreasing weight and gaining leaner muscles, Michelle Etcho, E-RYT 200YACEP, began practicing yoga in 2009. What she discovered was far more than she had anticipated. Yoga provided her with a sense of mental, emotional, and spiritual equilibrium that went well beyond the physical benefits she had anticipated. The yoga instructor Michelle describes it as a personal path towards loving yourself, not only despite but because of your shortcomings, and recognizing and embracing the moments that come your way.
Yoga, according to my yoga philosophy, is for everyone, regardless of shape, size, age, or background.
Yoga is a great opportunity to take a step back and genuinely appreciate what you have.
Yoga lessons were first introduced to Michelle in 2015, and she was immediately enamored with the emotional, spiritual, and physical advantages that yoga delivers. Within four months of beginning her practice, Michelle decided she wanted to pursue a career as a yoga instructor. In October 2017, she graduated from Yoga with an Edge in Hickory, North Carolina, with a 235-RYT Hatha Yoga Certification, which she earned over nine months. In December of this year, she finished a Master Certification program that lasted 12 months.
Combined with a passion for music, each session features an innovative playlist that is likely to either soothe or stimulate the students in attendance.
Stephanie grew up on her family’s farm and has always felt a strong connection to the earth, which she attributes to her upbringing. Stephanie has always considered roaming the fields, soaking in the immensity of open space, and being barefoot outside to be crucial grounding components of her existence. A yoga instructor and reiki practitioner, Stephanie enjoys all forms of activity, but her favorite is running and crossfitting. Stephanie was originally introduced to yoga while she was in high school, and after years of intermittent practice, it all came together for her in the year 2013.
Stephanie thinks that our bodies are powerful, astonishingly competent, and always eager to put in the effort to help us achieve our goals.
When she’s not instructing or on her mat, she’s most likely out exploring the great outdoors.
A retired FBI agent, Suzanna has been an avid fitness enthusiast and a professionally trained dancer for much of her life. She feels that the most important thing in life is to live it. demonstrating genuine curiosity, optimism, and compassion despite the inevitable suffering and failures that will unavoidably occur. Her approach of giving back in this new chapter of her life is to teach yoga and mindfulness meditation to other people. Currently, Suzanna teaches crisis leadership, resilience, and human performance to police officers and federal agents at the FBI National Academy, the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group, and police departments around the country and worldwide.
She meets students where they are physically and emotionally and works with them from there.
She considers it a pleasure to be a part of the Dragonfly team, which has some of the best instructors in the country.
In 2018, she received training as a Mindfulness-Based Peer Coach via the University of California, San Diego, and Mindful Badge.
It has been said that the bee is more revered than other creatures not because she labors, but because she labors for the benefit of others. Being of service to others comes easily to Tara, who is the wife of a former Navy service man and the mother of three children. Yoga was the starting point for her quest of self-discovery and wellness, which began in 2016. She fell in love with every element of the practice right away, which drove her to pursue her RYT-200 hour certification in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the summer of 2020.
Tara believes in teaching from the heart, and she strives to make her workshops welcoming and accessible to students of all abilities.
It is Jen’s purpose as a yoga instructor to assist you in gaining insight, no matter where you are on your path, whether it is on or off your yoga mat. Jen holds degrees in biology, anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology. She can assist you in developing and exploring your physical practice, as well as in finding relief from tight muscles, overworked joints, and a tired brain via the use of her expertise. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Heal Me Yoga and is presently enrolled in the 300-hour yoga teacher training program with the same company, which she also completed.
Beyond the physical practice, Jen is also a certified level I Reiki practitioner, and she utilizes her experience to create a kind of yoga that incorporates both yoga and Reiki relaxing methods, which she calls “Reiki-yoga.” Ultimately, her goal is to assist every student in feeling more powerful, confident, and at peace in their own life.
Many other health methods, such as yoga, Reiki, and others, can aid in this endeavor. For more information on Jen, yoga, Reiki, Reiki-yoga, and her class schedule, please see her website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact her.
In 2010, Laura Fazzaro received her RYT 200 certification from Yogaworks in Richmond, Virginia. Aside from that, she has an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training credential from David Swenson, who is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Laura has committed herself to personal improvement and continued education in both the Vinyasa and Ashtanga traditions of yoga since completing her first training in 2007. Five journeys to Mysore, India, have been made by Laura to study under Authorized Teacher K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, where she has received her Ashtanga certification.
Teaching experience includes courses at Woodley Park Ashtanga Yoga in Washington, D.C., the Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg, as well as the Dragonfly Yoga Studio, where she is currently a resident.
Hi! My name is McKinsey, and I began my yoga adventure when I was 11 years old. I have been practicing yoga ever since. My family and I began practicing in a private studio in St. Louis, Missouri, where I was raised. In 2012, I relocated to Virginia and discovered Dragonfly Yoga Studio, which I immediately fell in love with. I continued to develop my practice throughout the years and began my Yoga teacher training (YTT) in 2020, when I obtained my 200-hour certification in the discipline.
Michelle Dorer is a seasoned Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and instructor with almost two decades of teaching experience under the tutelage of Pattabhi Jois and his Senior Teachers. She is committed to the heritage of Ashtanga Yoga, which she believes should be taught in a way that is accessible to students of all ages, body types, and abilities. One of her special abilities is her capacity to alter the exercise in an intelligent way in order to aid in healing and allowing her to continue practicing safely.