Yurt Yoga for Kids with Special Needs!

We’re so excited about one of our new customers we wanted to let you know about her before her yurt’s even fully operational.  Krista Zember, owner of BE Yoga, in Washington DC is expanding her operation to Sterling, VA.


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The centerpiece of her new practice will be a yurt that will host classes for children with special needs.  She writes:

“I plan to teach children with special needs such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, ADHD, and any other mental or physical challenges, through the Yoga for the Special Child Method created by my teacher Sonia Sumar. I will also hold a few adult classes and some children’s classes during the day, for those who homeschool, like me!”

Krista’s plans build from there.  She wants to add family yoga and kirtan (call and response chanting) to the mix.

Krista began practicing yoga more seriously after the onset of fibromyalgia.  Yoga helped her cope with the pain.  A competitive gymnast and dancer from a very young age, Krista is no stranger to physical activity.  Yoga brought her centeredness and a deep connection with others.

Krista is primarily trained in the Kripalu and Integral traditions. Her practice focuses on alignment, energy, and meditation.  She also brings in elements of Hatha, Kundalini, Anusara, and Iyengar yoga.


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In addition to her work as a yoga teacher, Krista is a full time mom to her 6-year-old daughter Willow Prana and 2 and a half year old Nyima Prabhavati.

She’s looking forward to making the yurt fully operational. “…we will be getting some electrical outlets put in and a wood stove installed after the interior floor is oiled.”


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We’re looking forward to it too! We’ll keep you posted.


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By | 2011-06-06T22:23:05+00:00 June 6th, 2011|