Crystal has taught yoga and mindfulness since 2007. She is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for people to heal, learn, and build resilience in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts.
Crystal speaks and facilitates professional development workshops on yoga and mindfulness as tools for wellbeing internationally. She also leads 100-hour kids yoga and mindfulness teacher trainings for Little Flower Yoga and Bent On Learning. Crystal implements yoga programs in New York City Schools, youth development organizations, and in corporations committed to cultivating sustainable and compassionate work environments. She participates regularly as a curriculum consultant and lead teacher for research studies on yoga and mindfulness conducted by CUNY-Hunter’s public health department, and teaches public classes in New York City. Crystal’s adult yoga classes and lovingly curated destination yoga and wellness retreats feature mindfulness, community building, ritual, self-care and restoration, and are an exploratory blend of vigor, breath, and alignment.
Crystal has been featured in Lauren Lipton’s Yoga Bodies Book, Mantra Yoga + Health magazine, Race & Yoga, the UC Berkeley online academic journal, Shondaland.com, and contributes regularly to numerous blogs and podcasts. She studied African and African American studies at Stanford University, and acting as part of The American Conservatory Theater MFA program before arriving in New York in 2004. Crystal lives in New York City and occasionally moonlights as an actor on film or television.