Multidisciplinary Holistic Movement & Lifestyle Coach
Rehabilitation, Occupation, Fitness & Life
PMAÂ® Certified & Master Pilates Teacher, GYROTONICÂ® Certified Teacher
Raised in a performing and movement arts family in Denver, CO, Kriste began her movement journey with dance and gymnastics in childhood, then competitive sports: soccer, track, volleyball, swimming, weight lifting, and lacrosse. Observing that a majority of sports and dance participants suffered from significant physical and psychological pathologies in spite of and due to their practice, and personally struggling with dysfunction and fatigue; she began to realize the critical difference between movement for performance, and movement for lifelong health and daily function. Introduced to the Pilates and GYROTONICÂ® methods in 1993, she became a discerning teacher the old fashioned way: years of practicing, observing, and working with a variety of talented master teachers and therapists with backgrounds ranging form classical and evolved Pilates methods, physical therapy, FeldenkraisÂ®, The Franklin Methodâ„¢, multiple bodywork modalities, homeopathy, nutrition, acupuncture, energy work methods, and fitness specialists.
Kriste is now an experienced and intuitive holistic movement and life guide, dedicated to elevate human health potential aligned with individual life purpose. Having the fortune of collaborating with forward-thinking wellness professionals, combined with a wide variety of challenging clientele primarily in a rehabilitation and holistic health setting, she has dedicated the past decade distilling the most essential information into a progressive program relevant and adaptable for all: Somanoeticsâ„¢. As a master teacher of Pilates, she has mentored rehabilitation and fitness professionals to first learn, then adapt the Pilates method for ever-evolving human challenges as Joseph Pilates did for each of his students. A barefoot and minimalist shoe advocate, she enjoys barefoot living including barefoot hiking, teaching others the biomechanics and systemic benefits of natural walking and running.
Most importantly, Kriste believes in the integral power of the bodymind, heart, and spirit; creating better habits, beliefs and intentions; and harnessing the inherent ability humans have to heal themselves and joyfully thrive thereafter. She is dedicated to lifelong learning and integrating dynamic knowledge as science, therapy and holistic health evolves in the age of quantum physics, epigenetics, and neuroplacticity.
Areas of Expertise
Functional Movement Education, Body-mind-spirit-heart-soul purpose & Integration, Health Empowerment, Body Image and Function , Physical Pathology Resolution, Holistic Biomechanics
I'm passionate about
Life, evolution, collective spiritual awakening, sustainability, organic gardening, epigenetics, barefoot living, integral movement education, human health potential, possibility.