Kristin Frederick, Sol Yoga Instructor in Conshohocken, PA

Kristin Frederick, Yoga Instructor in Conshohocken, PA

About Kristin Frederick

From setting the pull up records in elementary school to headstand contests with her friends in the living room, Kristin was born athletic. So naturally, after suffering what seemed like a never ending cycle of hardships growing up, she turned to exercise as an outlet for stress.

Eventually this outlet no longer worked and no matter what kind of workout she did or how often she did it, she was always left feeling tight & stressed. Always seeing herself as a victim of her past, unable to just let go, kept her in a constant state of tension. She didn’t know it at the time but the day Kristin walked into her first power yoga class all that would change.

Always thinking yoga to be too easy, leaving her wanting more of a workout, she was shocked when 20 minutes into class she was dripping with sweat. She left class feeling lighter, cleansed and surprisingly happy. So she started going once a week and after 5 weeks she was not only less stressed but loved the changes in her appearance — a longer, leaner body — and started practicing 3-4 times per week.

That’s when she really started to see the benefits that would completely change her life. Her confidence soared.The negative nancy attitude she consistently carried shifted towards the positive. She became more mindful in all aspects of life. Her focus slowly began to shift from the pain of the past & anxiety about the future to the present moment. Then one day it just hit her. She could not remember the last time she thought of herself as a victim. This change is what led her to Power Yoga Works teacher training. She wanted to share the gift that power yoga gave her with the world.

Kristin completed her teacher training at Power Yoga Works in July 2012 and now practices 4-5 times a week. She also teaches mat pilates and loves challenging others to lead healthier lives. Kristin is currently studying to be a certified personal trainer and lives in West Norriton with her husband and her little shadow, Raleigh the puggle.

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