About Krystal

Hi 👋 My name is Krystal. I was born in Miami, Florida, USA – from a mix of Cuban, German, Irish and who knows what else…😂 I am fluent in English and Spanish.

For the last 9+ years I have had the privilege and opportunity to lead yoga classes, wellness workshops, events and retreats in the US and in Mexico.

I am an experienced yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance, and a professionally trained musician, who loves to sing, dance, write, garden and learn as much I can about psychology, neuroscience and everything wellness!

Nothing brings me more joy than gathering people together to create spaces for experiences that enable growth, embrace authenticity, and celebrate life.

Throughout the years, I have collaborated with many wonderful people, beautiful spaces, and big brands.

ADIDAS

2016 campaign launch for Adidas new yoga gear promoted throughout LATAM.

Lululemon – Miami

Community Yoga Event @ Lululemon in South Miami 2015

This was my first official community event in Miami in partnership with Lululemon.

Three years later, I convinced them to let me do it again for the open in Mexico City. I held one of the first events to commemorate the launch with delicious Yoga & Brunch event that was packed to capacity.

Lululemon – Mexico City

Yoga & Brunch Event @ Lululemon – Polanco, CDMX, México 2018

I am the creator and host of the Weekly Feel Good podcast and Deep Frequency, a nocturnal and ceremonially immersive, sensory wellness experience that incorporates yoga, human connection exercises, electronic music, and black lights. The first Deep Frequency was hosted at WeWork in Miami Beach.

We raised over $10,000 USD to move this event throughout Miami and later brought it over to México.

Build Better Habits in 5-Minutes. Grab the Guide & Join the Tribe.

The St. Regis Hotel – Mexico City

Private Event on the Helipad @ St. Regis Reforma – CDMX México

The Westin Hotel – Mexico City

One of my closest relationships during my time in Mexico City was with the spas at the The St. Regis and The Westin Hotels. I was the yogi in residence and had the privilege of working with their team for employee wellness days and private events with guests and high profile clients.

Employee Appreciation Day @ The Westin Santa Fe – CDMX, México

Kiva Yoga Institute

Retreat in a private house in the middle of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere – Tulum, México 2017

My husband Israel and I founded Kiva Yoga Institute and led various retreats in México (one of which was featured in Marie Claire). It was through these experiences that we got to work closely with shamans and experience the healing of Nahuatl (Aztec), Huichol and Mayan ancestral medicine. We participated in, assisted, and led plant medicine ceremonies, temazcalese and caminatas.

Retreat after a delicious Temazcal ceremony – Xico-Veracruz, México 2018

Remote – Pandemic

Most recently, during the pandemic, I closed my yoga doors and life presented me with a digital door into a corporate environment. During those first two years, I led internal and external communications and community building efforts remotely as Head of Marketing for a global enterprise. I led efforts to organize their first online conference with more than 600 people in attendance from all around the world.

It was a wild ride but it was during this time that I truly understood the importance of wellness in the workplace and in our lives.

Wellness is everything, or we suffer from stress, anxiety, burnout and get sick mentally, emotionally and physically. Our work environments can be so disconnected from all of the yoga/wellness/meditation “stuff” when we know things like knowing how to breath, knowing how to train your mind, how to shift perspective, how to nourish and care for your body is such a critical aspect of being human!

I am truly grateful that I get to share my practice to help other people overcome the many struggles that I have also faced. These tools and practices that I share have helped me to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life. If I inspire only one person to change their life and live well, I have done my part.

May we all spread the medicine that we all need: love, joy, laughter, stillness, kindness, compassion, humility, honesty, authenticity, connection, and peace.


Where the journey began…

Brickell Hot Yoga – Miami

My first backbending workshop @ Brickell Hot Yoga – Miami, FL 2014

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Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Florida International University – Apr 2013
  • E-RYT 200, Fred Busch Yoga – Jan 2014
  • Ayurvedic Cooking for Spring, Ayurveda Urbana – Apr 2018
  • Introduction to Food & Health, Stanford – Aug 2019
  • Traditional Japanese Reiki – Okuden, Star Therapies – Aug 2019
  • Employee Wellness & Stress Management, Stanford – Aug 2021
  • Communicating with Emotional Intelligence, LinkedIn – Sept 2021
  • Leading with Kindness and Strength, LinkedIn – Sept 2021
  • Positive Psychology & Well-Being: The Psychological, Biological, and Social Aspects of Happiness, Stanford – Aug 2022