Kristen was born in upstate New York, but has spent the majority of her life living in Europe. After completing her doctorate at the University of Oxford, she was working in London doing academic research when her husband was offered a diplomatic posting to Brussels. The move to Belgium allowed more time for the study of yoga (which she had been practicing since she was a teenager). Her first teacher training was in Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan), followed by specialist trainings in Prenatal, Postnatal and Yin Yoga. Having studied with Judith Hanson Lasater, Kristen developed a special interest in Restorative Yoga, and is also certified in Advanced Restorative Yoga. A few years ago she returned to study in Oxford, this time at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, to complete her foundational study of teaching mindfulness.
Kristen is founder of Radiant Light Yoga, which has yoga centers in Antwerp and in Brussels, and is happily involved in the growing yoga and meditation community in Belgium.