Cristie Newhart

"Cristie has a refreshingly down to earth style and a bold honesty that is disarming. Her passion and commitment (and wide and deep knowledge) are inspiring. She is a superb role model in that she is always growing and knows it, as we are all works in progress." — Margaret Mandell, YTT student 2018

Cristie Newhart is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, overseeing the 200-, 300-, and 1,000-hour yoga teacher training programs. A teacher’s teacher, Cristie is comfortable and confident leading a wide array of students, from beginners exploring the basics of asana practice to aspiring teachers investigating the subtleties of the Yoga Sutras. Cristie has been a faculty mentor at Kripalu for 20 years, she exudes equal parts warmth and wisdom as she makes some of yoga’s deeper philosophical aspects engaging and accessible to modern-day practitioners. No matter what she’s teaching, or to whom, Cristie imbues her classes with meditative inquiry, detailed alignment principles, and playful humor.

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