Kristen Albertson (RYT-200) is a Fayetteville native and a long-time practitioner of ashtanga yoga and other hatha yoga forms. She began studying ashtanga yoga while living in Chicago in 1999. She is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and has obtained certification to teach hatha yoga. Kristen maintains a committed, daily self practice of yoga and meditation. She continues to study with both master ashtanga teacher Louise Ellis and Matthew Krepps of Circle Yoga Shala. She is the proud mother of two young children and works as a litigation attorney. Kristen believes the regular practice of yoga lends equanimity to anyone who practices with commitment and an attitude of surrender.