Kristine Zakarison

Founder of Aloft Studios, Instructor, Yoga (E-RYT, 500 level), Nia (Black Belt), Move I.T. Instructor, certified

Kristine first began studying yoga in 1984 with Dr. Ravi Kapur of Punjab, India, while he was a visiting scholar at Harvard Divinity School. For the next 10 years, Kristine continued her training in yoga at the BKS Iyengar Center in Cambridge, MA with Senior Iyengar teachers Patricia Walden and Karin Stephan, as well as continuing her study of yogic philosophy. Kristine continues her yogic education as she works toward a 1000 certification as a yoga therapist.  The focus of her current training has been working with trama, as well as working with special populations (nervous system disorders, anxiety, chronic pain, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, heart disease).  The study and practice of this integrated path of  the therapeutic benefits of yoga continues to be her personal passion.

When Kristine discovered Nia, it felt as if she had discovered a long lost twin to her yoga practice. She is a licensed Nia Instructor trained at the Black Belt level. She is grateful for the many Nia mentors she has had along the way, including Carlos Aya Rosas and Debbie Rosas, the founders of Nia and Kristine’s teachers.

Kristine is a 3rd generation “daughter of the Palouse.” After some years on the east coast, she moved home to Pullman in 1995. She is the owner and a teacher of Nia and yoga at Aloft Studio in Pullman.