Hi 👋 My name is Krystal. I was born in Miami, Florida, USA. I am what in Miami we would call, ‘2nd Generation Cuban’ on one side and New Yorker with German/Irish decent on the other. I mention my unique mix because I am proud of it and it’s a big beautiful chunk of who I am. I speak both English and Spanish.
I am an experienced – registered yoga teacher, musician, and writer who loves to dance and is addicted to learning about psychology, neuroscience and everything wellness. I love bringing people together and creating spaces for us to heal and celebrate life.
I am the creator and host of the Weekly Feel Good (podcast and free zoom yoga class that takes place every Monday at 7PM CST) and founder of Deep Frequency, a nocturnal, immersive, sensory wellness experience that incorporates electronic music and black lights. I raised over $10,000 USD to move this throughout Miami and later brought it over to México.
I am grateful to have had the opportunity (and create the opportunity) to lead classes, workshops, events and retreats in the US and in Mexico for the last 9 years. I get to do this for a living and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Throughout the years, I have collaborated with many wonderful people, beautiful spaces and big brands.
Where the journey started…
Miami – Brickell Hot Yoga
Miami – ADIDAS
I was chosen to model for the launch of Adidas new yoga gear in their 2016 campaign promoted throughout LATAM.
Apart from wellness, I worked in the tech and startup worlds, specifically in Marketing and PR. I helped launch startups in Miami like Taxfyle the booming tech giant from Miami’s new Silicon Valley and Open Stage Club an artist’s paradise (OSC sadly closed it doors following the pandemic) and ran my own, The Startup Garden from WeWork in Miami Beach. This is where Deep Frequency was born and I also gave Midday Meditations that included a free tarot reading.
Miami – Lululemon
This was my first official community event in Miami in partnership with Lululemon.
Mexico City – 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.
Mexico City – St. Regis & Westin Hotels
Speaking of Mexico City, one of my closest relationships during my time there was with the spas at the St. Regis Hotel in Mexico City and Westin Hotel in Santa Fe. 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.
Mexico City – Kiva Yoga Institute
During my time in Mexico City, my husband Israel and I were leading retreats as part of our initiative – Kiva Yoga Institute. 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.
Remote – Pandemic Crisis
Most recently, during the pandemic, I closed my yoga doors and life presented me with a digital door into the 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 “hustle culture”. 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!
As you can imagine I was ridiculously passionate about helping people find wellbeing and immediately implemented weekly mindfulness sessions. We offered desk yoga throughout the conference and I worked persistently to safeguard everyone’s wellbeing.
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.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music, Florida International University – April 2013
- E-RYT 200, Fred Busch Yoga – January 2014
- Ayurvedic Cooking for Spring, Ayurveda Urbana – April 2018
- Introduction to Food and Health, Stanford Medicine – August 2019
- Traditional Japanese Reiki – Okuden (2nd level), Star Therapies – August 2019
- Employee Wellness & Stress Management, Stanford Medicine – August 2021
- Communicating with Emotional Intelligence, LinkedIn – September 2021
- Leading with Kindness and Strength, LinkedIn – September 2021
- Positive Psychology & Well-Being: The Psychological, Biological, and Social Aspects of Happiness, Stanford Medicine – August 2022