Meet the fam: Krista Schilter
If you’ve taken one of Krista's classes you’ll know she brings all the good vibes. Krista encourages her students to get curious about their bodies, minds and practice to encourage a deeper connection to self.
Not only is she a badass yoga teacher with many hours of practice across a range of disciplines, she has a strong interest in urban agriculture and horticultural therapy and is currently pursuing a designation in Horticultural Therapy with the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association.
Get into your flow and say hi to Krista Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays + Sundays at the studio. And read more about this Good Space gal below:
What’s your sign?
Sag sun, scorp moon, cancer rising.
Typical day in the life?
Sluggy morning + meditation, some form of movement, write, coffee at my local, studio hop, teach, practice, teach, dinner w people I love.
What’s your vibe: slow and chill or hard and sweaty, any specific influences that affect your teaching style?
Mmm slow and chill some days and hard and sweaty on others ~ meeting myself where I'm at.
The biggest influence on my teaching style is life. Showing up to the unfolding of life and trying to navigate the highs and the lows with strength and grace and a trust in the process. Whatever I'm working with is channeled in my teaching. It's deeply personal and resonant. Different forms of movement, art, the natural world, all those I come in contact with - bc after all everyone is a teacher.
How has your practice changed you as a person?
It's helped me to peel back the layers of shit that kept me feeling stuck and small and it's changed me in providing the tools to experience the realest me - the truest me - beneath all the self-sabotage, programming, societal constructs, misplaced energy and unknowing.
How do you incorporate the practice into your life off the mat?
Building more and more awareness every dang day.
You’re hosting a creative writing + meditation workshop here on March 20th, can you tell us a little more about the inception of this?
I was fortunate enough to spend the spring of 2018 in Big Sur at a magical place on the rugged coast line participating in a residency/work-study that involved bio-dynamic farming and personal essay + memoir writing. I became particularly interested in the use of nature-based connection, improv, and kundalini mantra + meditation to get out of the head and into the creative space. This workshop will serve as a lil flavour of what I learned and how I continue to show up in this practice: keeping it simple. Together we'll get out of our own way, we'll move, we'll work with sound vibration, we'll meditate and we'll write for just 11 minutes stream-of-consciousness style to get to the heart and bones of it all.
Photos by Sincerely Image.