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
  • 30 minute Sanctuary

    Episode 1

    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

  • 20 minute On Your Back

    Episode 2

    Refresh your energy with this gentle sequence done entirely lying down on your back. It's perfect for the days when your energy is low. Recommended props: 2 blocks

  • 20 minute Prep for Yoga Nidra

    Episode 3

    Ready your body for yoga Nidra meditation in this quick stretchy class that will help quiet your mind. Recommended props: 2 blocks, 1 blanket

  • 5 minute Finding A Comfortable Seat

    Episode 4

    Learn the best ways to get comfortable for a seated mediation and the different touch points on the body to focus on to facilitate a deep practice. Recommended props: 1 chair, 2blankets

  • 5 minute Breath in the Body Meditation

    Episode 5

    Practice this short meditation using breath awareness. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 chair

  • 5 minute Deepen Your Attention with Breath

    Episode 6

    Our breath is always there for us. It's our ally and our friend. Cultivate attention on your breath in this short meditation. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 chair

  • 5 minute Centering Meditation

    Episode 7

    This is a simple meditation to center yourself and become more present. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 chair

  • 10 minute Body Scan

    Episode 8

    Consciously let your body relax as you bring your attention from the outside world in with this great entryway into meditation. Recommended props: 1 bolster, 1 blanket, 1 chair

  • 5 minute Meditation on Sound

    Episode 9

    Let the sounds around you come and go in this short meditation. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 chair

  • 5 minute Compassionate Body Scan

    Episode 10

    Connect with kindness, caring and compassion in this short body scan. Recommended props: 2 blankets, 1 chair

  • 5 minute Metta Meditation

    Episode 11

    Reduce pain and anger, and cultivate love and kindness towards those around you in this short meditation. Recommended props: 2 blankets, 1 chair

  • 10 minute Gratitude Meditation

    Episode 12

    Cultivate a deeper sense of appreciation and gratitude with this short meditation. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 chair

  • 10 minute Meditation for Athletes

    Episode 13

    Create focus and a sense of inner calm with this meditation designed with athletes in mind. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 chair, 1 blanket

  • 10 minute Yoga Nidra - 31 Point Meditation

    Episode 14

    Embrace stillness with this guided 31-point Yoga Nidra meditation. Recommended props: 2 blankets, 1 bolster

  • 10 minute Conscious Relaxation

    Episode 15

    Practice diaphragmatic breathing and body sense that allows you to turn your attention inward for a mindful meditation practice. Recommended props: 1 chair, 2 blocks, 2 blankets

  • 5 minute Easy Stretch - Preparation for Meditation

    Episode 16

    Prepare your body for the restful and mindful state of meditation in this quick class that will take you through a series light stretches.

  • 10 minute Meditation to Relieve Anxiety

    Episode 17

    Release the stressors in your life and find a better sense of inner peace in this supine meditative practice. Recommended props: 1 chair, 1 bolster, 2 blankets.

  • 10 minute Meditation on the Breath

    Episode 18

    Use counting to track your inhales and exhales in order to sense the rhythm of life in your breath to enter a deep state of meditation.Recommended props: 1 block, 2 blankets

  • 10 minute Meditation on the Spine

    Episode 19

    Sense your tailbone, sacrum, lumbar spine, thoracic spine and cervical spine as you inhale to extend and exhale to release all the negative thoughts and stressors of your day. Recommended props: 1 blanket, 1 block

  • 10 minute Relaxation Through Diaphragmatic Breathing

    Episode 20

    Use diaphragmatic breathing to turn your attention inward and cultivate a sense of peace and mindfulness via your meditation practice. Recommended props: 1 bolster, 2 blankets

  • 10 minute Meditation on Breath with Mantra

    Episode 21

    Focus on the touch points of your body and use the mantra Soham (I am, I am that I am)'So as you inhale, ham as you exhale' to find your center. Recommended props: 2 blankets, 1 chair

  • 15 minute Mind Body Restore

    Episode 22

    Even a short restorative practice can give you added energy and a feeling of calm and peace. Recommended props: 1 block

  • 15 minute Heal Yourself

    Episode 23

    You'll be amazed how much better you feel after only 15 minutes with this short and effective restorative class. If you don't have blankets, use beach towels. If you don't have a bolster, use a thick cushion. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 blanket, 1 bolster, 1 strap

  • 10 minute Restore

    Episode 24

    Restorative yoga is perfect for the days when you feel tired or overwhelmed. Even 10 minutes can give you energy, calm and peace. Recommended props: 1 block