Krysta Close CYA-RYT 200
In 2007, Krysta limped away from a Division 1 volleyball scholarship with a bum knee and the knowledge that workouts only “counted” if they left her in need of an ice bath and a tens unit. It took years of yoga for her to release this toxic ideology. She returned home to Florida to complete her B.A. in English Literature at USF. The campus has a beautiful gym and she spent every lunch break there learning yoga from her own body. Soon she was teaching a vigorous Vinyasa every day and loving it.
Her senior year, Krysta lost her favorite literature professor to complications of heart failure. She was suddenly struck with the realization that despite yoga’s powerful illness preventative qualities, sometimes more is needed. She graduated and spent the next 5 academic years completing her Bachelor of Health Sciences and Masters of Oriental Medicine at EWCNM. After graduating with honors, she was overcome with the desire to go to China to see what an integration of Eastern and Western medicine could look like. Krysta planned a ten-month trip, beginning at the hospital in Huang Zhou that her mentor had run for years. It was incredible and she ended up living and studying in China for almost 5 years, returning to the West with a new language and a new family.
They moved to BC in October of 2018 and have finally found their forever home in the Okanagan Valley. Krysta teaches blended modalities courses in Sunderland and Penticton that combine Traditional Chinese Medicine, many branches of yoga, Reiki, Qi Gong and Tai Qi. She is working through the re-licensing process to practice acupuncture in BC so that they can open their own clinic.
Continuing Education has long become a habit of hers and her next steps are to complete the Reiki Master course as well as complete her prenatal yoga teacher training.
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