Owner, Asana Teacher & Lead 200-300hr Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator
Krista is the founder of Holistic Yoga School in Fort Collins, and an International Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator for SchoolYoga Institute and the Kula Collective. As a teacher, Krista approaches her role as a guide for students’ learning. She aims to readily adapt to the needs and interests of the participants so that each one finds their own personal practice. She enjoys sharing what she has learned from many different styles and traditions, to bring holism into the yoga classroom and help students bring balance to their body, mind and spirit.
“I see yoga and meditation as a harmonizing practice, a way to connect with nature, and to become healthy, even luminous. I’m consistently in awe with the way that yoga and meditation can be relevant in every aspect of life, whether we’re planting gardens, raising children, caring for ourselves and our surroundings, or doing our work. Yoga teaches us to breath in to, and to be flexible within, life’s experiences so that we may yield to the beauty which we are constantly surrounded by. As a teacher, I approach my role as a guide for students’ learning. I aim to readily adapt to the needs and interests of the students so that each person finds their own expression. I enjoy exposing students to many different styles and traditions. Nature serves as a powerful guide for my teaching style, helping to evoke a feeling of strength and confidence as well as comfort with who we are, what we do, and how we feel.”
I believe that behind every great teacher is a great student. Committed to my own studies I stick to the philosophy of teaching only what I know. I ensure this by providing my students with opportunities to expand their knowledge by connecting them with my teachers and credible literature.
Nature serves as a powerful guide for my teaching style, which is based on evoking a sense of security and comfort in knowing that we are already blessed with everything we need to thrive. The importance of meditation is heavily emphasized and is practiced daily. Self-expression and artistic freedom are paramount.
The most striking effect I have observed so far is that yoga and meditation can help a person to peel away the layers of externalization and connect with a deeper understanding of their true inner Self. This process evokes a feeling of strength and confidence as well as comfort with who we are, what we do, and how we feel.
Somehow I am blessed to be a part of this process for myself and others. Words cannot sufficiently portray how grateful and honored I am to be here.”
Krista M Allen, BSc, ERYT-500, CYT, YACEP
Krista’s Primary Yoga & Meditation Teachers include Vedantin Ping Lou (and various others at the School of Yoga Institute), Dennis Hill (Author and Meditation Teacher), CJ Ananda Page (Founder of Present Moment Retreats), Julia Randall (Yoga Teacher & Colleague), and Anita Sundaram (Satyam Healing Arts, Los Angeles, Califormia). Krista serves as a Yoga Teacher Training Facilitator for Holistic Yoga School, SchoolYoga Institute, and Kula Collective. She founded Holistic Yoga School in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2012 and has been actively serving and teaching classes there to this day.