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The Story Behind Be Well + Rise

Kristen's chronic back pain led her to yoga in 2008. Yoga started as a way to relieve muscle tension and postural issues linked to her Scoliosis but quickly began to shift her everyday approach to living. After practicing Ashtanga Yoga for several years and fully experiencing its undeniable benefits she decided to complete her 200hr teacher training at Health Yoga Life in Boston, MA.

Kristen has continued her studies and has received her 500 hr certification through Yoga Medicine as a Registered Therapeutic Specialist. She has completed training in Yoga For Scoliosis & Back Care under the guidance of Elise Browning Miller. She has also gone on to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist through AFPA.

Kristen's ever-growing passion for bringing relief to her students has led her to create Be Well & Risea space for people to learn the tools they need to take their health & well being back into their own hands.



The Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialists are teachers who have successfully completed the Yoga Medicine 500-hour advanced teacher training certification and continue to stay abreast of current information and research through ongoing educational requirements. These teachers have completed at minimum 270 hours of advanced training and they have completed over 30-hours of comprehensive case studies in which they implemented the materials learned in Yoga Medicine® trainings. Our 500-hour certification is an academic endeavor that requires a deep sense of commitment and dedication from the teacher, but the journey doesn’t end there — we are never truly done learning.

After achieving their 500-hour certificate, the Therapeutic Specialists stay relevant and up-to-date with annual continuing education requirements with Yoga Medicine®. To reflect their continued dedication to raising the bar, we recognize that these teachers are in a league of their own: Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialists.

Completed Trainings


  • Hip Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application – 55 hours


  • Spine Anatomy, Dysfunction, & Application – 55 hours


  • Yoga Anatomy - 20 hours


  • Prenatal Therapeutics + Myofascial Release- 10 hours


  • Nervous System & Restorative Yoga - 60 hours


  • Female Health Immersion - 55 hours

  • Mental Health & Wellness - 55 hours

Be Well + Rise

keeping wellness simple.​

Wellness doesn't have to be overwhelming. We're on a mission to create a space that feels natural. A place for people to feel better connected to their mind + bodies.

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