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Name: Kristen Boccumini Thwing
Location: State College, PA
Level: E-RYT 500hr
Studio(s): Lotus Center Yoga and State College Yoga

Kristen has been teaching yoga for 10 years with over 1000hrs of teacher training and over 3000hrs teaching experience. Kristen's 200hr was influenced by Kripalu and Ashtanga styles with Joan Thirion, then she earned her 300hr certification in Prana Flow: Energetic Vinyasa with Shiva Rea. Kristen has also trained extensively with world-renowned yoga teachers and their influences Lara Heimann (physical therapy & movement),  Seane Corn (leadership and activism), and Baron Baptiste (coaching). Kristen also trained in workshops with a number of different master yoga teachers including Elena Brower, David Swenson, Ana Forrest, Shannon Gannon & David Life, Jason Crandell, Judith Hanson Lasater, Sadie Nardini, and anatomists Ray Long, MD andLeslie Kaminoff.
Kristen's main focus is in anatomy and alignment, creative movement, compassion, gratitude, activism, mindful awareness, self-reflection, and authenticity.

Kristen created Yoga For Unity in 2009 when she was looking for more on the mat. Kristen signed up for Off the Mat Into the World's (OTM) Global Seva Challenge and raised over $22,000 in 9 months for their humanitarian work in Uganda. Kristen earned the privilege to travel to Uganda with OTM and volunteer on site. She supported Acholi Tribe refugees, PSI/YouthAIDS, Shanti Uganda, Building Tomorrow, and New Hope School Orphanage. Yoga For Unity was the title of her fundraising campaign and still is the spearhead for the arrow of her heartfelt purpose to empower individuals and unite them together as a community that cares about and takes action to create positive world change.

Kristen loves bringing people together for fun and for a greater purpose beyond the walls of the studios. Yogis are caring, loving, and powerful people. Together as a community they can make a positive difference, and Kristen wants to empower individuals and the community to see their significance and greater role in this beautiful world.

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