Kirsten is an instructor that approaches life both on and off the mat with a healthy dose of humor, focus and gratitude. As the founder of THRYVE, she is a warrior for self-acceptance, perseverance and finding life balance. Like many athletes, Kirsten was initially drawn to the physical practice however quickly realized there was so much more to yoga than just the Asana. By taking her experience as a fitness instructor, endurance coach, nature lover, adventurer, water sports enthusiast, olympic weight lifter and rock climber, Kirsten applies her adventurous, athletic spirit into her teachings providing a real world application to each practice. Her personal experience with cancer drives her passion for fusing yoga with primary health care and mental wellness. Step on the mat with her and engage in a practice that will empower, challenge and transform you.