Resume


Exhibitor
Maine Women's Expo

Portland, ME
November 2017
Yoga Instructor
Maine Hatha Yoga

Portland, ME
June 2011 - Present
Yoga Instructor 
Cashstar Corporate Offices

Portland, ME
June 2015 - Present
Yoga Instructor
Powder Horn Campground

 Old Orchard Beach, ME
Summer 2015
Created Outdoor Bubble Yoga
(with Robin Ivy)

Portland, ME
Summer 2015
 Spinning Instructor
World Gym

Portland, ME
January 2012 
 Yoga Instructor
Maine Stay half way house

Portland, ME
2011 - 2012 
 Bar Sculpt Instructor
Pure Movement

Portland, ME
July 2011-August 2012  
 Bar Sculpt Teacher Training


Portland, ME
July 2011 
Spinning Instructor
Defined Fitness

Albuquerque, NM
July 2009 - April 2011
Spinning Instructor Training
Johnny G Mad Dog Certification Program

Albuquerque, NM
June 2009
Barkan Method Level II Teacher Training
Pura Vida Spa
Alajuela, Costa Rica
May 2009

Bikram Yoga Re-certification

Berkeley, CA
May 2008
Yoga Instructor
Hot Yoga Downtown

Albuquerque, NM
May 2006 - April 2011
Yoga Instructor
Maine Hatha Yoga f/k/a Maine Bikram Yoga

Portland, ME
December 2004 - May 2006
Bikram Yoga Teacher Training


Los Angeles, CA
November - December 2004

Since 2012 I have been teaching my Fusion class at Maine Hatha Yoga.  It is ever evolving and no two classes are ever the same, and it is SO much fun!  It is a challenging practice, yet accessible to students of all levels.  Incorporating elements of various styles of yoga, Bar Sculpt-style movements, strengthening exercises, hip openers, and core work; you never get bored!

It is a common misconception, that yoga is all about flexibility, and it is, but it is just as much about strength.  Students who lack flexibility tend to try and compensate with their strength.  This kind of misplaced effort often results in frustration, fatigue, and muscle soreness or strain. Students who are considerably more flexible than strong tend to compensate in the other direction, which can lead to strained tendons and ligaments and  joint instability.

The goal of this class is to create a clear understanding of the importance of finding the balance between these two elements.  The greatest emphasis is on establishing a connection to your breath; allowing you to find the path of least resistance in your practice. When your breath truly becomes your foundation, your mind gets quieter, your ego takes a backseat; you inherently find a patience with(in) yourself, and that is where your practice truly begins.  THIS is the place where you begin to connect with your potential to be open; open to receiving, integrating and comprehending the life changing benefits of a yoga practice ... to say they are beyond the physical, would be an understatement.

If you want to know more about yourself, if you want to make changes in your life, if you are struggling to find your direction, your path, your passion, if you are struggling in any way .... if you are human; yoga is the perfect place to begin exploring.

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com

 

"Music puts wings on the human spirit."                      - Frank Sinatra

I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember.  It brings me great joy, that through and acupuncture and yoga; I am able to utilize my love of music as a way to connect with my patients and students. 

Music is incredible in it's ability to awaken the senses, inspire the soul and quiet the mind.  It's a common opinion that music is distracting in a yoga practice, and while I  appreciate and understand the value of silence; I also find music to be incredibly therapeutic.  The problem I find, is that silence, in a yoga practice, can be incredibly loud.  In the vast space that silence creates, our minds wander wildly, leaving very few moments to be spent in the present.  Music holds your attention, which allows for a cerebral experience of the present moment; one that has the ability to affect real and lasting change.  It is this kind of experience that ultimately leads to healing of physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. The immense capacity of our minds is a blessing and a curse.  They hold so much about the past and the future, distracting us away from the moment that truly matters.

Our senses connect us to the outside world, and when combined with a practice of mindfulness, they provide a bridge between our mind and physical body. Understanding how the stimuli of the world around us affects shifts in the energy within us, is a powerful way to learn about ourselves. That kind of understanding is the only way to truly be able to take control of your health ... your life.

Music, unique in it's ability to create a cathartic release, can bring about a shift in emotional energy unlike any yoga class or acupuncture needle.  The ability to let go, to emote, to be vulnerable, to release the emotions you have been holding onto; is essential to the ability to heal physically. Both acupuncture and a yoga work to unblock stuck energy. Music can encourage the physical purging of the energy that is released. Holding onto emotional pain will  keep you sick, and releasing it assists in your ability to heal. It all comes back to energy.  Where it is stuck, we need to move it, and what doesn't serve you, needs to be released. We are energy, music is energy.  I believe that music is medicine.

© 2017 Kristen Boze, Puravidaacupunctureandyoga.com