Kristen Addicks, (RYT 500/E-RYT 200) has embodied movement her entire life. Exploring and training in many forms of dance and yoga has given her a special combination of skills. Her classes flow fluidly, focusing on alignment, working the body in a balanced way, and linking poses gracefully and intelligently. Her classes build strength, balance, and flexibility in the body; and a deeper sense of calm, peace, and stability in the mind.
Kristen teaches hatha, vinyasa, power and gentle yoga at various studios in Marin County, including Red Dragon Yoga and Some Like It Hot Yoga & Boutique — both of which have received Best of Marin distinction from Marin Magazine in recent years. She has trained and mentored other teachers , led numerous workshops, and written a yoga blog for Marin Magazine.
Kristen has been leading international yoga adventure retreats since 2017 — approximately two a year including two successful retreats in 2020.
Kristen believes the ancient yoga texts teach important life skills that can benefit everyone. Because of this, she leads a free online Yoga Sutra Study Group that studies the deeper meaning of yoga. She shares these powerful teachings in her classes, making her classes inspiring both physically and spiritually.
Kristen loves teaching athletes and tailoring her yoga classes to meet the specific needs of their sport. Clients have included:
- Punta Mita Surf Camp with professional surfers Coco Nogales,
- Novato High School Girls Lacrosse Team (State Champions), Redwood High School Girls Basketball Team,
- Novato High School Boys Lacrosse Team, Redwood High School Boys Lacrosse Team,
- Golfers and tennis players at Marin Country Club,
- Dancers at Marin School of the Arts,
- and the Punta Mita Beach Festival which hosts SUP races.
She has experience teaching at high schools and many privates throughout her career.
Kristen Addicks received her 500-hours of training through YogaWorks and Yoga Tree and is immensely grateful for the many generous, talented teachers along the way. Previously, Kristen studied Silvestre Technique and Brazilian Dance with Master Teacher Roseangela Silvestre.
Her other passions include being outside in nature, water sports, travel adventures, creating community, wildlife and caring for our environment.