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About Kristy

Kristen Manuel, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, YACEP

Kristy is a 30 year veteran of the fitness industry in many roles including Yoga teacher trainer, yoga instructor, presenter, retreat facilitator, club management, and personal trainer. She found her passion in yoga over 15 years ago after taking her first YogaFit Vinyasa class. After completing her 500-hour Yoga Alliance RYT in 2006, she continued her studies with a variety of teachers in the USA and India. 


Kristy is director of the YogaFit Healthcare program and a

Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit international. Kristy leads Yoga teacher trainings and workshops worldwide and has developed several of YogaFit’s therapeutically oriented courses including Yoga for Cancer Care, Subtle Body Anatomy, Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma and The Art and Science of Restorative Yoga. 


Kristy holds a Master’s Degree in Health & Fitness Management from the University of Oregon, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and holds an American Council on Exercise Personal

Trainer Certification.


Kristy, a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, is based in Southern Orange

County California and teaches both group yoga classes and Individual therapeutically-oriented yoga sessions guiding people toward balance both on and off the mat. Her background and experience in both exercise science and

traditional yoga enables her to design safe and effective yoga programming for all levels of clients. 


Kristy discovered the mindful aspect of yoga brought her more into balance physically, mentally & spiritually. Kristy is

passionate about sharing yoga with as many people as possible and whether it is a powerful flow class or gentle therapeutic restorative class, one will find options making it accessible and safe for anybody!

Kristy's Yoga Retreats

Enhance Your Well-Being

Yoga and Meditation Retreats are a wonderful way to begin your yoga journey or deepen your existing practice along with like-minded people. 

Discover Beautiful Locations

Enjoy tropical breezes, locally grown food, sun, sand and glorious sunsets over the water and you have the recipe for an unforgettable vacation experience.

Treat Yourself

Sound inspiring? We'd love you to join us on our next Yoga & Meditation Retreat, These retreats sell out fast so don't wait - space is limited!