For the past 6 years, Kristen has been immersed in the world of mind/body practices and meditation. She discovered her way first to yoga & Zen meditation and now has taken a love for the moving meditation of Qigong and Tai Chi as a road to empowerment and self-cultivation. A B.A. graduate from The College of New Jersey and a graduate from the Brookdale Massage Therapy Program, Kristen is passionate about spreading the message of personal health responsibility to others through the integration of body, mind, and an open heart.
She is currently in training through the Institute of Integral Qigong & Tai Chi for her 200 hours, holding practice leader sessions at the Esalen Institue in Big Sir, California and La Casa De Maria in Santa Barbara. Locally in 2017, she taught weekly classes at the Tea Shoppe in Howell, NJ, lead self-care sessions for massage therapists for Brookdale's LMT program, and private clients. She is also engaged with the Non-Profit Organization the 'No Stigma Network', which empowers individuals with mental health challenges. She is a member of the National QIgong Association and the Healer Within Foundation.