Kris is a licensed elementary education teacher, skating instructor, certified yoga instructor, owner of  North Coast Inline Skating School in Cleveland, OH and director of the Inline Certification Program.  She first came to yoga for physical flexibility and to learn how to manage stress in her life. In 2008, as a part of her Master Degree in Exercise Science at Cleveland State University she conducted a research study on the benefits of a 10 minute, twice daily, Sun Salutation practice. After only 6 weeks of practice, the participants showed a significant increase in upper body strength and hamstring flexibility.

Kris writes, ‚ÄúSince stress is an unavoidable part of 21st century life, and despite this stress, we still wish to experience a life full of peace, happiness and love, then yoga can be the vehicle to accomplish this goal. Inherent in yoga is a plethora of techniques, that when learned and practiced¬†regularly,¬†can decrease levels of physical, emotional, and mental stress.‚ÄĚ


B.S., Elementary Education, Cleveland State University
Masters in Education (Exercise Science), Cleveland State University


Workshops, Courses, and Other Trainings Attended: 

  • Delegate at Munger Yoga Symposium 2, Bihar School of Yoga Munger, India¬† November 2023
  • Karma Sannyasa Retreat Rikhiapeeth Ashram, Rikhia, India 2023
  • Light on the Chakras Course Big¬†Shakti January 2023
  • Yoga Tantra | Chakras, Yantras and Mantras Course¬†Big Shakti¬†May 2021
  • Yoga Tantra Advanced Study Group Big Shakti¬†¬†December¬†2020
  • Presenter First International Yoga Nidra Conference Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, June 2019
  • Delegate at Munger Yoga Symposium, Munger, India October 2018
  • Attended "Chakras the Wheels That Drive You" Swami Muktibohananda Saraswai, July 2018
  • Attended ‚ÄúDevelop Connection & Awaken Wisdom‚ÄĚ through¬†Yoga Academy of North America¬†September 2016
  • Satyananda Yoga Nidra¬†Course December 2013
  • Yogic Studies 2¬†Satyananda Yoga¬†May 2013¬†¬†¬†
  • Yogic Studies 1 Satyananda Yoga¬†February 2005
  • Attended ‚ÄúEssential Inner Purification-The Tantric Practice of Tattwa Shuddhi‚ÄĚ with Swami Satyandharma Saraswati, (Ohio, USA) May 2013
  • Attended¬†‚ÄúAshram, Yoga & Satsang Week‚Ä̬†with Paramahamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati ¬†(Munger, India)¬†December, 2011
  • Attended ‚ÄúAntar Mouna-Tantric Meditiation‚ÄĚ with Paramahamsa Satsangananada Saraswait (Szolad & Budapest, Hungary)¬†June, 2011
  • Satyananda Yoga¬ģ¬†Workshops, satsangs and continuing teacher training




  • United States Figure Skating Association (USFS) Coach
  • United States Figure Skating Association (USFS) Gold Medalist-Moves In the Field
  • Inline Certification Program (ICP) Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
  • ICP Fitness Inline Training Program
  • Professional Skaters Association(PSA), Registered Freestyle*
  • Professional Skater‚Äôs Association (PSA) ¬†Level 1 & 2 Hockey
  • USA Hockey Level 1 Coach

*Inactive rating