Kristin McCoy is a professional yoga instructor and dance artist based in Urbana, IL. She has earned ERYT-200, RYT-500 designation with Yoga Alliance, and holds a BFA Dance from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching mission is to research, develop, and disseminate embodied practices so that more people may feel alive and at home inside themselves.
Kristin has been practicing yoga for about 10 years. She became a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) in 2011 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health under the instruction of Brahmani Leibman and Jashoda Edmunds, and in 2016 she completed Advanced Studies in Tantra Hatha Yoga (RYT-500) under the instruction of Yoganand Michael Carroll. Kristin has been a dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioner since 2013 and has studied with senior teachers, Todd Boman and Kino MacGregor.
Kristin’s approach to yoga is open-minded yet rigorous and disciplined. Her extensive experience across multiple mind-body modalities, yoga history and philosophy, and anatomy of movement allows her a nuanced perspective which she infuses into her teaching with intentionality.