With depth, concision, compassionate Mama-bear love,
a buoyant personality and a knack for holding space we’ll work together
to reveal your lightest light and make peace with your shadowy parts.
“YOU are the dream-weaver, the vision-keeper, the myth-maker.
YOU are the one you’ve been waiting for.”
★ I’ve got your back
★ I keep it real
★ There will be belly laughs, tears, playfulness…
and occasional gettin’ down to bizness (with a side of cheese)
★ I’ll hold you accountable for your growth
★ I’ll empower you to stand in your strength
★ 14+ years of teaching yoga full-time
★ 9 years of studio owning
★ 8+ years of leading teacher trainings around the globe
★ Continuing studies in Mountain Shamanism
(from the lineage of the Q’ero Medicine People of Peru)
★ Meditation as taught by my teacher Master Dhyan Vimal, and Ayurveda
★ Sincere love for what I do; I count my blessings daily
My friends call me KC, Mama-K, Kristin-Campbell, Krispy… I am a woman with many pseudonyms, take your pick.
When I’m not teaching you might find me being wowed by my zany daughter, bouncing on a trampoline, picking snap peas off the vine, bbqing with friends, going for a fabulous coffee, or ‘nature bathing’ in the beauty of my surroundings in Squamish, BC. In addition to all things yoga, I keep myself active with crossfit, biking, hiking, trail running, snowboarding, and occasional all night dance parties.
Living Ayurvedically is a passion of mine. Ayur = Life, Veda = Knowledge. Living according to the daily and seasonal rhythms is intuitive, accessible and simple. Ayurveda is considered kitchen medicine. Treat the body first with food. That said, I am obsessed with the power and healing potential of food! I love it all, from kitchari to oil pulling with coconut oil, from superfoods to roasted yams, from watermelon radishes to caribou medallions with black cherry compote, to water-kefir, get in my belly! In Sept 2015 I partnered with a friend in Squamish Water Kefir Co, we are proud of our delicious product and its ability to bring healthy probiotics and digestive enzymes to kitchen tables in our community.
I bow humbly at the lotus feet of my daughter, my teachers, friends, peers and students who continue to be a deep well of knowledge and support.
★ E-RYT 500® Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (2000)
★ E-RYT 500® Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Trainer (2006)
★ Canadian Yoga Alliance CYA-RYT Gold (2014)
★ Co-founded Neoalpine Yoga, Whistler first Yoga Studio which is now a YYoga studio (2001)
★ Lead Trainer for Triyoga UK Trihot (Tapasya Yoga Inspired) Teacher Trainings (2012)
★ Lead Trainer for YYoga YHot Continuing Education + Co-head of YHot programming at YYoga (2008)
★ Lead Trainer for YYoga 200-hr Teacher Training (Hot, Power, Flow + Hatha)
★ Creator + Director of Tapasya Hot Hatha + Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings (2012)
★ Teacher Trainer for the Shamanic Yoga Institute (2014)
★ Co-Founder + Co-Director of the Shamanic Yoga Institute (2014)
★ Guest faculty for Gaiatri and Julia McCabe’s Teacher Trainings
★ Voted Best Yoga Teacher “Reader’s Choice” in Squamish BC (2014, 2015, 2016)
★ Lululemon Alumni Ambassador
★ Manduka Mat Ambassador
★ Wanderlust Whistler 2013 Workshop Presenter
★ Kootenay Spirit Festival 2014 Workshop Presenter
★ For my full professional resume click to download
On a trip to West Africa in 1995 I saw a fetish priest (a mediator between the spirit world and the living) who told me that I’d become a teacher and travel the world-I didn’t believe him one bit! I grew up between Hornby Island, where I learned the power of community and a connection with nature, and also in Toronto, where I got a taste of culture and street savvy. What a fusion of life’s building blocks! I bounced around, travelling to Thailand, Hong Kong, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, West Africa and studied silver-smithing in San Miguel de Allende Mexico, where I found my way back to my yoga mat in 1997. It was then that I quit my job as a costume designer in the film and television industry, moved to Whistler, and lay the foundation for what my life was to become.
Neoalpine Yoga, Whistler’s first yoga studio opened in 2001 (Bikram Neoalpine Yoga at that time). I partnered up with my dear friend Patrick Creelman who shortly thereafter made the move to Hong Kong to develop the yoga programming at Pure Yoga (which was inspired by our little mountain studio). It wasn’t always sunshine and bluebirds singing on my shoulder-indeed, at one point you would have found me living in an ’82 Volvo station wagon for eleven months taking bottles back for change-but I pressed on. Each time just when I was about to throw in the towel someone in the community would tell me that yoga had made a profound impact in their lives. I pressed on knowing that I had to dig deep and make it work, for I was in the service of the greater good. I knew that I had ride it out and that I would survive. What an adventure.
In 2006 Patrick gifted me his shares, he is a generous friend and in 2008 I partnered with YYoga, which was exactly what I was seeking at the time. My vision board had images of beaches, yoga retreats and teacher training. I was speaking to a potential partner from Boston and while I was at Burning Man that year to think it through, I left the playa thinking, it’s not going to be her. I got home to an email from Lara Kozan who asked me to come have a chat with her and Terry McBride at Nettwerk Records. I thought the meeting was going to be about teaching corporate privates at Nettwerk. Much to my glee, Terry asked me what I wanted to create, I shared my vision and he proposed a partnership.
Just like that! My prayers were answered.
I sold my remaining shares to YYoga in 2010 after the birth of my daughter, and I have returned to what I love most: teaching, training and mentoring teachers.
I am in love with my life path as a Mama, Yoga Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and Mentor for Teacher’s. I love everything yoga; asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, ayurveda, vedic-astrology, kirtan and obviously yogi-fashion. Yoga has been the one tangible constant in my life since it found me many moons ago.
At a very young age, I learned the power of visualization, prayer and manifestation when I was gifted a pony from God. Yep, true story. When I was 10-years-old, a stranger approached me at school and explained that she twice had a vision of God instructing her to gift me her pony. She ignored the vision the first time, but the second time she listened.
Her name was Mocha. I have been playing with the art of manifesting my dreams ever since. For instance, I am often compelled to look at the clock when it is 11:11am or 11:11pm-I sometimes nail it twice in one day. For years, I used this opportunity to pray for the chance to be a Mama one day. My daughter was born on 11/11/2010. Boom-shakti! How’s that for manifest?!
“No thing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” -Audrey Hepburn
By being a living embodiment of my belief that we all hold the power to create and manifest our dreams, it is my wish to inspire and empower others to trust in your vision, see your bigger picture, and keep your eye on the prize. My knowing is that you can create and manifest any dream you choose.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t-you’re right.” -Henry Ford
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