About Krystal Ariel

For the last decade, Krystal has led yoga classes, wellness workshops, events, and retreats in the US and in Mexico. She’s had the pleasure of collaborating with wonderful people, magical spaces, and well-known brands like ADIDAS, WeWork, Lululemon, St. Regis Mexico City, The Westin Santa Fe, and most recently Manduka.

Krystal’s classes, workshops, and events incorporate various elements to support personal growth, authenticity, and enjoying the simple things. She draws inspiration from her time as a professional musician/singer, together with her passion for dance, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to provide well-rounded, safe, and mindful sequences.

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Brickell Hot Yoga – Miami

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

This is the studio where my yoga practice began. I got certified here with Fred Busch and met a lot of humans that will forever have a special place in my heart. Many of them are pictured here. I taught the 6:30 am Sunrise Warrior class with @YogiDani

ADIDAS

I was chosen to model for Adidas’ 2016 campaign launch featuring new yoga gear that was 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 in South Miami and it was the moment I realized how much I loved creating wellness events.

Lululemon – Mexico City

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

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.

Deep Frequency – Miami

Speaking of events, I started 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 around different co-working spaces throughout Miami and later brought it over to México City.

The St. Regis Hotel – Mexico City

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

The Westin Hotel – Mexico City

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

One of my closest relationships during my time in Mexico City was with the spas at 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.

Kiva Yoga Institute – Online

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

Corporate Hiatus – Remote

Most recently, during the pandemic, I closed my yoga doors and life presented me with a remote door as the Head of PR & Marketing for a global tech enterprise based in the UK. I led internal and external communications along with community-building efforts that included organizing the first online conference with more than 600 people in attendance from universities all around the world.

It was during this time I truly understood the importance of wellness in the workplace.

We suffer from stress, anxiety, and burnout and get sick mentally, emotionally, and physically because most work environments do not have a proper wellness program in place. It’s not enough to have access to an app or free “therapy” (which, let’s be honest, you’re never going to use – especially if part of your issues are work-related).

However, a wellness program that empowers you with the tools you need to get enough sleep, learn how to breathe properly, train the mind, regulate emotions, and nourish your body with good food, all while connecting to your community is critical to being a healthy and happy human – and worker!

I share tools and practices that have helped me live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. My mission is to is to help you achieve the same.

Bring wellness to your company.

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Florida International University – Apr 2013
  • 200HR Yoga Teacher Training, 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
  • 300HR Yoga Teacher Training, Laura Burkhart Yoga – June 2023

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