Krista Shirley - Personal Biography
Krista has been teaching Ashtanga vinyasa yoga since 2004. Her first teachers, Karen Breneman and Reinaldo Leim, both moved away just months after introducing her to Ashtanga yoga in 2002. Krista spent a week studying with Manju Jois in 2004 but primarily kept her daily practice up on her own for several years before embarking on her first trip to Mysore in 2006 to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois ("Guruji"), Sharath Rangaswamy and Saraswathi Rangaswamy at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. She travels back to Mysore every year to spend several months under the guidance of her teachers in order that her own practice and teaching may continue to grow under their tutelage. In February 2009, Krista was given authorization to teach Ashtanga vinyasa yoga by the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. She humbly devotes each day to carrying on the traditional teachings of this system as her teachers have taught her.
In July 2009, Krista became pregnant with her first child, and in October 2009 Krista opened the doors to The Yoga Shala in Winter Park, Florida. Her yoga school is dedicated to her teachers, this lineage, and the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga Mysore method.
Krista's dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring! Krista specializes in providing all her students with a lot of personal attention. She is here to help students begin or advance their Ashtanga yoga journey.