Be.Yoga chief executive yogini ~
passionate about the practices that keep us awake
leading classes on the mat and in the world
WELCOME TO Be.Yoga ~
Be. is A YOGA, MEDITATION AND MOVEMENT studio WHERE YOU WILL FIND skillful, caring, interesting INDIVIDUALS grateful TO SHARE THEIR teachings WITH YOU!
you will see me BOTH ON AND OFF THE MAT nurturing a space for you to just BE.YOU!
Kristin Clark Cork, E-RYT 500
After taking my first yoga class in 1995, I realized yoga would be forever a part of my life. I knew from that day I wanted to share with others the profound effect it had on me. Five years later, I taught my first yoga class. I hope to have the privilege to teach my entire life.
I have been incredibly fortunate to study with my teachers for the last 25 years, each experience with them ads more layers of love into my yoga practices and teachings. There are 3 styles of yoga that I thread through my teachings. Erich Schiffman's book Moving Into Stillness ended up in my luggage somewhat randomly when I was moving to California although I did not know of him or his teachings. 1 year later I landed in his class and I remembered his book which had been packed away since my move. Clearly it was not a coincidence that his book found me! His philosophies and teachings have been monumental in my approach to life on and off the mat. Erich's teachings of being on line all the time takes you out of habit mind and into "life live now". His Freedom Style approach to yoga empowers the inner teacher who is you, me, each of us. This resonates with me as almost every person I meet longs to cultivate a more meaningful relationship with themselves and others. It's about really listening inwardly for guidance, finding the space between each breath, the pause between each thought and slipping into it whether practicing, meditating, driving, anything at all! Taking our inner wisdom and acting upon it. Attuning ourselves to our needs of the moment, day, week, month, being connected for the benefit of all beings.
My trainings with Ganga White, Tracey Rich & Shiva Rea in the vinyasa flow lineage translate for me as meditation within movement. It’s where our physical form meets our emotional and intellectual bodies. Being connected to the breath throughout the practice helps keep us present. It guides us to the subtle micro adjustments our body may need - posing and reposing... analysis in action where we find yin and yang meeting. Flowing is something I take from my practice off the mat and into the world… staying fluid, inhaling life's inspiration, exhaling the debris. Where the breath is stuck, so is life.
Last but certainly not least, my studies with Tias Little and Paul Grilley have shaped my inquiry of things when they are slowed down. To look thru the lens of anatomy, inquiry of whats stored in the body where and how to move thru our layers with more ease and steadiness. I am grateful for both teachers grounding, introspective approaches. My yin practice deepened while living in the mountains of Colorado and I integrate its physical stillness and profound intuitive inquisition into every practice. The woven fabric of these practices now are shared in my classes, my retreats and my yoga teacher training courses. I am fortunate to share what I love.
It was natural for me to persue my Nutritional degree several years later, as I was always looking inwards through the lens of yoga towards what was healing, energizing and balancing and not! The way in which we ingest life to me is exactly the same.. what we eat or drink either helps nourish us or deplete us. The stimulus of life thru our senses is so important to understand to balance in this very busy world. I love helping others return or stay in balance with realistic, foundational lifestyle choices. I am often found in my kitchen cooking for friends and family enjoying the healing energies of food and companionship, sacred pause indeed.
Over the last several years I have celebrated my strong desire to offer others a way to immerse themselves into the practices of yoga more deeply. I offer private instruction and lead 100 and 200 hr immersions and yoga teacher trainings. The journey is an ever lasting one for all involved. When I am not in my studio you can find me exploring :) I have been leading yoga retreats for 11 years. It is much more than a gift - connecting to oneself is crucial to be able to fully connect with others in life and with what we do. Every time I enter the sacred space of my mat, I feel so grateful knowing the shift that can occur in just a few short moments.. I believe it's our collective efforts that make all the difference :) Jai Ganesh!!
Contact me with questions, insights or inspirations!
Warmly and with love, Kristin ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be.Yoga was Voted Top Yoga Studio in the Valley 2016 and 2017.
Be.Yoga was Voted in Top 10 Yoga Studios in CT by expertise in 2017.
Be.Yoga was voted by Natural Nutmeg Magazine in Top 10 Yoga Studios in CT in 2017.
Kristin was featured in Hartford Magazine's Player's Section for Retreat & Renewal, February 2017.
Jill Gleeson wrote an article for Women's Day that featured Kristin as the teacher leading a Yoga Retreat in the Galapagos.