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Krista Whalen

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I began practicing meditation techniques in the early 90’s and came to yoga some years after as a physical expression of my meditation. I found the linking of the body movement, mind and breath created a stronger inner peace than my meditation practice. I am able to carry this peace into my daily life, allowing me to be more open and connected with the various roles I play (mother, wife, sister, daughter, employee and friend). The deeper my practice took me the further I wanted to go until in 2003 I signed up for a teacher training with the sole intent to learn more…unexpectedly I came out wanting to give back what I get from my practice and have been fortunate enough to be able to do just that.

I completed my 200 hour RYT at the eclectic Frog Pond Yoga Centre in Princeton, MA. I then went on to complete Rhythmic Vinyasa Flow training with Shiva Rae, Amrit Yoga Advanced Training for Teachers from All Traditions with Yogi Amrit Desai, Yoga Nidra with Yogi Amrit Desai as well as becoming a USUI SHIKI RYOHO First Degree Reiki Practitioner. I continue to be an avid student and attend many workshops and classes of various styles across the country.

Spirit Bear Buzz

'Come here to fall in love with Yoga (all over again, if applicable).
If you happen to be new to yoga or want to perfect you're downward dog, I highly recommend the Intro Series -- Christy and Lali taught mine and both were supportive, knowledgable and adorable in every way...'

Jillian H. via Yelp - read full review here 


'...In the the few months that I've been going, I've attended classes taught by five different instructors and they've all been amazing. Most classes are an hour and a half, but they do offer an intense hour long class on Sat mornings that they call the Hour of Power. I've seriously never sweated so much in my life as I do during these classes...'

Stephanie F via Yelp - read full review here


'This studio is one of the best around. I used to live down the road and took classes here regularly enough to become a studio assistant.  The heat and temperature at Spirit Bear is by far the best I have seen. A lot of placed in Boston I have been to don't seem to have it quite right.  Spirit Bear is also CLEAN!!! I hate going into a class where there are sweat puddles and hair from the previous class on the floor. I really like the instructors (who are educated and in tune) and the flow of the classes are great. I wish there were more studios like Spirit Bear in Boston.'

Courtney via Yelp - read full review here