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Meet Krissy Harb of Spiritual Heart Yoga Center in Montrose

Today we’d like to introduce you to Krissy Harb.

Krissy (RYT-200) is an openhearted yogini who currently lives in Montrose, California. She is the owner and main teacher at Spiritual Heart Yoga Center in Montrose. She received her bachelor’s degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and earned her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in 2015.

During college she found a yoga studio she loved and began practicing yoga regularly. Yoga left her feeling physically at home in her body, but mostly she loved the spiritual aspect of yoga. Her practice kept her grounded and connected to a sacred space within her, feeling deeply inspired by her own inner healing. For Krissy, this inner healing occurred when she was in tune with her body, mind, and divine spirit. She was filled with gratitude for the gift of yoga.

After graduating from college (Cal Poly SLO) she had the opportunity to participate in her first 200-hour “Journey Inward” yoga teacher training with Kelly Metcalf, owner and divine yogini at Harmony House Yoga in Pismo Beach. She was taught the importance of a personal practice, pranayama, and meditation, and explored the chakra system. In her teacher training she learned to live and teach from her spiritual heart. To her this means listening, connecting, and integrating one’s inner wisdom into their practice and into their life. It means moving from a space of love within your heart.

After her training she taught regularly at Harmony House, which Krissy considers to be her “sister studio” because it is home to her teacher’s and spiritual sisters’ yoga practice. Her weekly classes gave her experience in teaching vinyasa, hatha, gentle, restorative and yin yoga. She also has experience teaching pranayama and meditation.

Krissy was deeply inspired by the community at Harmony House. The teachers maintained the sacred nature of yoga and the students were willing to learn and receive the teachings offered.

After two years of teaching, Krissy was called back to Los Angeles to cultivate her own yoga studio and create a space for self-discovery and transformation. She met with Lori Maradei of Yoga Montrose, owner for over 28 years, and they connected deeply. Krissy emphasized that she wanted to maintain the sense of community Lori created, and Spiritual Heart Yoga Center (SHYC) was born in September of 2017.

This space is near to Krissy’s heart, as it is directly across the street from her great aunt’s house, who passed away a few years ago from pancreatic cancer. When she passed she left Krissy a small amount of money and that is how she paid for her teacher training. Krissy set an intention during her training to open her own yoga studio one day, and to see this manifest has been a magical and divine unfolding. Krissy is grateful to open the doors to everyone in her community. All are welcome!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The studio, Spiritual Heart Yoga Center, has been open for 6 months. It has not been easy, but it has been easeful. Challenges have definitely presented themselves, but I feel so strongly connected to my original intention that when I move from that space even the challenges become easeful.

Please tell us about Spiritual Heart Yoga Center.
Spiritual Heart Yoga Center’s mission is to create a sacred space for students to practice yoga & connect with community. We offer daily yoga classes for all levels, and educational workshops including sound baths, guided meditations, yoga nidra & more!

We are known for our sweet & sacred community, and the blissful feeling our students leave with after their yoga practice– connected to their Spiritual Heart.

We are continuously impressed with our student’s willingness to deepen their practice & explore their Spiritual Heart. Sometimes Krissy wonders who the real “teacher” is…

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Not spend so much time buying clothes to sell in our little high vibe boutique!! Definitely got carried away there…

Pricing:

  • New student intro offer: $30 for two weeks of unlimited yoga
  • Spiritual Heart Membership: $135 per month, includes perks like guest passes, discounts on workshops & apparel
  • 5 & 10 class passes also available
  • Private yoga for all levels, including individual & group yoga

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Photo Credit: Jill Bornand

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1 Comment

  1. Cheistine

    March 28, 2018 at 02:27

    You realllt captured the essence of Krissy Andre studio she shares with us

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