200-Hr Yoga Teacher
Kristin Akerele discovered yoga while in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, Southern Africa in the ‘90’s and taught herself some poses with a book. She also became interested in health while living in a rural village there. When she came back to the US she enrolled in the Master of Public Health program at Boston University. After she graduated, she worked for non-profit organizations in Chicago that were focused on improving health and nutrition of lower income, primarily immigrant communities.
Kristin found her way to San Diego in 2001 to escape brutal Chicago winters, and worked for an international health care organization and Rady Children’s Hospital. She met her husband shortly after moving here and began growing her family. In 2010, she quit her full time job to spend more time with her kids (ages 11 & 13) and teach on-line for Ashford University. She has been teaching Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and Community and Public Health classes there ever since.
Yoga was always a practice that she came back to over the years and she always felt at peace on her yoga mat. She had dreamed of becoming a yoga teacher for quite a while, and realized that dream in 2013 when she completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance training with Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga.
She loves teaching and sharing the gift of yoga with her students and helping them discover their true selves through the poses and their breath. She also enjoys incorporating meditation and yoga philosophy in her classes. She teaches a wide range of classes from Gentle to Active Flow and encourages students to slow down and feel – always listening to their bodies. Learning and sharing yoga is a lifelong journey for her.
Kristin Akerele is continuing her yoga training with the 300 hr Advanced Teacher Training Program at A Gentle Way. She is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community and is also available for customized private lessons.