As with many yogis, Crissa first began her practice as a supplement to another workout routine.
“I started practicing yoga to add something new to my running regimen,” says Crissa. “I looked at it as a way to stretch after a run, and that was it.”
A couple of months after her first class, however, Crissa began to notice some profound benefits. Her practice led to the total vanishment of a nagging and persistent knee injury. She experienced mental benefits as well:
“After a few months, I began to notice how relaxed, rejuvenated and clear-headed I felt,” says Crissa. “It was then that I realized the power of Baptiste Yoga.”
This eventually led to Crissa pursuing her Baptiste 200-hour RYT certification, which she received in 2013. She’s also studied with Brooke Hamblet, Tias Little and Doug Swenson, and has completed the Art of Assisting and Baptiste Foundations in Action programs. Her training has not only lent itself to her teaching at the studio, but also at the Katz Breast Center since 2012.
“Why do I teach at Indigo? Because we operate from a “we” mentality,” explains Crissa. “We always strive to lift everyone in our community up to their highest potential.”