Kristin began practicing yoga in 2002 after her doctor told her she should expect a second back surgery on her lumbar spine. An outdoor enthusiast and a young mom, she refused to accept the diagnosis. That afternoon she stepped into CorePower Yoga and committed to practicing to see if she's see any improvements in her condition. A consistent yoga practice helped strengthen her core physically, gave her body awareness, and reduced stress in her mind and body. Knowing that 80% of Americans suffer from back problems, Kristin felt moved to learn everything she could about the anatomy, breathing techniques to reduce stress, and how to help transform others health and wellness through teaching yoga. For over a decade, Kristin has led hot and power yoga, yoga sculpt, fitness boot-camps, and teacher trainings at CorePower Yoga studios throughout the South Denver Metro area. In some ways, teaching yoga and fitness over the past 11 years has become a ministry. In yoga, we conclude class with the traditional salutation ‘Namaste.’ It translates to ‘the light in me, honors that in you.’ My hope is to be present to God’s work unfolding around me all the time and that Christ’s light in me may bless and honor others. Soul Fitness is the culmination of Kristin's love for God, the desire to feed the "whole woman," and to practice living a balanced and healthy life-style. Kristin lives in Parker, CO and is married to Craig Gibowicz and has three daughters: Anna, Allison and Emily "Lou".
After dedicating her life to all facets of the food industry for more then 18 years, Jessica Mitchell, chef turned yogini, has harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit she has had for years. Among her multifaceted career in the culinary industry for almost 20 years, she owned and operated a cafe and catering business for four years. Throughout the years of leading teams, she turned to yoga as a means to soothe the laborious aches from the long hours in the kitchen, and has been a practitioner for 15 years.
As her love for yoga grew, Jessica felt called to become an instructor and completed her Holy Yoga teacher training in 2016. She has since went on to complete her 500 HR Masters, trauma sensitive touch training, leadership training, and 200 RYT through Salt and Light.
Her background in business has translated to the self care industry and opened Living Divina Yoga and Fitness Studio in late 2016. She has utilized this space to build community, hold space for those in need of healing, and host various workshops. Jessica has been an active volunteer for the Salt and Light Coalition since the fall of 2017 and has bridged together her two passions for the purpose of using yoga as a tool for healing and teaching culinary skills as a means to introduce nutrition, for the ladies in the cohorts.