Crystal McCreary

Kripalu Faculty

Crystal McCreary is a coach, health educator, yoga and mindfulness educator, and teacher trainer with more than 15 years of experience in instructing people of all ages. She has a passion for implementing comprehensive wellness programs within schools and organizations to foster compassionate and equitable communities and sustainable work environments. Crystal’s expertise is derived from a lifetime of harnessing embodied, contemplative resources necessary to navigate the challenges of living in an inequitable world.

Crystal has been featured in such publications as Yoga Bodies, Mantra Wellness magazine, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, Wanderlust, 21Ninety, Blavity, Shondaland.com blog, and academic journals such as Race & Yoga (UC Berkeley) as well as numerous other blogs and podcasts. She graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in African and African American studies, completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting and moonlights as an actor on film and television when the stars align. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour ERYT and RCYT. Crystal is the author of the Little Yogi Deck: Simple Practices to Help Kids Move Through Big Emotions On & Off the Mat and in addition to being on faculty at Kripalu, Crystal works as a health and wellness educator at a K-12 independent school in New York City. 

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