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MetaAnatomy: Anatomy of Stress with Kristin Leal

Join Kristin Leal, author of MetaAnatomy for Anatomy of Stress a two part day long training and get to know what stress is and how it manifests in the body. Learn the 'whys' and "hows' of stress, it's triggers, and discover techniques to dissolve stress in yourself and your students.

Anatomy of Stress


We have all experienced stress. Whether it is a feeling of being overworked at your job or the pressure cooker of a tumultuous relationship with a family member or partner... We know stress. Or do we?

Stress actually has a physiological response in your body. When this stress response is turned on through chemical stimulation, we can turn into superheroes with super human strength and reflexes to fight or flee from a dangerous situation. The problem is that we learn to nudge and annoy this system even when there is no immediate threat to be found. This literally wears down the tissues of the body.

Through lecture and practice, we’ll talk about the chemical response of stress and why it might not be a good idea to marinate in them. From there, we’ll learn how to turn off the stress response and turn on the relaxation response- where all of the body and minds housekeeping activities can be performed....ahhhhhh  

Investment: $125 by January 31/ $150 after

Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra


Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You're human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds....but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us? 

In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a personalized practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.


About Kristin

Kristin Leal is a Certified Yoga Teacher with over 5000 hours of registered training. She is also a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist (since 1995) holding additional certifications in Reiki, Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release. In 2005 she created the Kaya Yoga 200- and 300- Hour teacher training and has graduated over 1,000 students through trainings and workshops around the world. Known as a “teacher’s teacher”, Kristin’s Tantric Vinyasa classes are infused with the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement. 

In 2013, Kristin created MetaAnatomy, a series of workshops, classes and trainings that explore the dynamic beauty and poetry of who you are. Her hope is by combining the physical and energetic anatomies we help to form a richer view, experience and ultimately a celebration of our differences and an honoring of our connectedness

She is co-author of the book "The Yoga Fan" (2003) and author of the book "MetaAnatomy Anatomy of a Yogi" (2014) which was called a "luscious resource" by Rod Stryker and "smart and sassy" by Elena Brower. 

Earlier Event: October 28
Weekend with Anodea Judith