Birgitte Kristen

Birgitte Kristen

2 Seasons

Birgitte Kristen took her Training at YogaWorks in 1992 and started teaching full time in 1993. Since 2004, she has been teaching 200 & 500 Hour Teacher Trainings and led retreats both nationally and internationally. Birgitte has studied with many great teachers including, Erich Schiffman, Lisa Walford, Maty Ezraty, Rod Stryker, Richard Miller, Rolf Sovik, and Gary kraftsow.

Birgitte Kristen
  • 45 minute Waking Up With Yoga

    Episode 1

    Wake up your body slowly and build to harder work in this practice designed to be done first thing in the morning. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket

  • 30 minute Holiday Patience

    Episode 2

    Around the holidays it's easy to get overwhelmed and stretch yourself too thin. Cultivate patience and a sense of inner calm with this practice. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 bolster

  • 10 minute How to do Bridge

    Episode 3

    Look at and practice bridge pose, a beneficial backbend that opens the shoulder, chest and spine. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap

  • 10 minute Practice Plank

    Episode 4

    Take a look at some of the common misalignments of plank pose, and then practice this powerful upper body, core and leg strengthener.

  • 30 minute Sanctuary

    Episode 5

    Create a safe place and tune into your inner body with this restorative practice that's perfect to practice before meditation, or if you feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. Recommended props: 1 bolster, 1 strap

  • 45 minute Stillness Through Movement

    Episode 6

    A simple practice to open shoulders, chest, hips, and to bring the mind to a place of stillness by focusing on synchronizing breath with movement. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket

  • 45 minute Dynamic Awakening

    Episode 7

    An energizing and centering practice, including several varying flows through Surya Namaskar A. Recommended props: 1 block

  • 60 minute Full Dynamic Awakening

    Episode 8

    Move at a slower pace so you can draw your attention to your breath and alignment and really notice where you feel the sensations of a pose. Recommended props: 1 block

  • 30 minute Post-Ski Stretch

    Episode 9

    Relax, unwind, and give your muscles a much needed stretch after a long day of skiing. Recommended props: 1 chair, 1 bolster, 1 strap

  • 5 minute Shoulderstand at the Wall

    Episode 10

    Learn to do shoulderstand using the wall, which can help make the pose more accessible and feel extra good. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 block

  • 20 minute Post-Workout Stretch

    Episode 11

    Stretch your hamstrings, quads, glutes and outer hips with this sequence designed with athletes in mind. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket

  • 75 minute Peaceful Warrior

    Episode 12

    This class is designed with athletes in mind. Strengthen and stretch your hips, legs and shoulders so you can be ready to go out and play the sports you love. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket

  • 45 minute Stability and Balance

    Episode 13

    This yoga sequence focuses on strengthening the abdominals, lower back muscles, and the outer hips which all help to find steadiness and stability in the peak pose, tree pose (vrksasana). Recommended props: 1 block

  • 60 minute Yoga for Bikers

    Episode 14

    Focus on the areas that grow tighter from biking or spinning with this class that stretches the backs of your legs, lengthens your hip flexors, builds core strength and opens the chest. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 strap

  • 60 minute Stuck in a Rut

    Episode 15

    Stuck in a rut? Use yoga to refresh your body and mind and move into your day with a new perspective. Recommended props: 1 block

  • 30 minute Never Tried Yoga Part 2

    Episode 16

    Did you love part one? Try this second class designed with people brand new to yoga in mind. Recommended props: 1 block

  • 60 minute Strength Without Chaturanga

    Episode 17

    Find out how you can still have a challenging class without any chaturangas in this level two flow class. Recommended props: 1 blanket

  • 60 minute Energizing Intermediate Flow

    Episode 18

    Energize your day with this level two flow class that will get you moving. Recommended props: 1 block

  • 30 minute Core Stability

    Episode 19

    Emphasize strengthening your core so that you can approach all your poses with more stability and balance. Recommended props:

  • 60 minute Stability, Strength & Balance

    Episode 20

    Gain stability, strength and balance and work up to warrior 3 and handstand. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket

  • 45 minute My Hips Are So Tight!

    Episode 21

    Do this practice on the days when your hips are a little bit tighter - like after a hike, sports, or even an intense yoga practice. Recommended props: 1 strap

  • 90 minute Full Beginner Flow

    Episode 22

    This full length class is designed with beginners in mind, but is great for anybody looking to get back to basics. If you don't have a block, you can use a thick book, and if you don't have a strap you can use a belt. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 strap

  • 30 minute Step By Step Bakasana

    Episode 23

    You'll be surprised how easy it can be to get into the arm balance bakasana, or crow pose, in this class that warms you up and breaks it down. Check out more videos to master Bakasana. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 strap

  • 20 minute Upside Down

    Episode 24

    Practice handstand safely and strongly in this inversion class.