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Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio

How many years have you practiced yoga: 21 years

Favorite yoga pose: Down Dog

Words to live by: It’s never too late

Why did you start practicing yoga: Curiosity

Mantra or daily affirmation: Trust yourself

Favorite book: Loving What Is by Byron Katie

What informs your practice: Breath and sensation

Your advice for beginner yogis: Progress over perfection

3 words to describe you: Easily excite-able, curious

The pose that challenges you the most: Forearm balance

The best advice you've ever received: It's never too late. -My Grandpa

What's your teaching style: Simple, balanced, accessible

What do you do for fun: Cook, travel, get on the lake, listen to true crime podcasts, watch British murder mysteries, share inside jokes with my brother (mostly at my parent’s expense)

What are you most grateful for: My family

What brings you peace: Being on the water or going for a long walk

Where is your happy place: On a sailboat in the Mediterranean

Who/what inspires you the most: Survivors

Instagram handle: @Kristen_Shick

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