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. In 2019, she received her 300-hour RYT through Brooke Hamblet Teacher Training School.
“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.”