Kristi was born and raised in Central Texas. She discovered yoga while in college and used it to relax/get exercise. After receiving her BBA in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University in May of 2002, she went to work for Deloitte & Touche as an Audit Senior. In September of 2002, the stress of the job lead her to Bikram yoga and her journey began. She stayed with Deloitte for her two-year contract, but she attended yoga once or even twice a day as she studied under the owner of the studio. At the end of her contract, she left for 31 days to study under Jimmy Barkan in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After obtaining her Level 1 Barkan yoga certification, she moved to Austin to live with her fiancé. During the past 12 years, Kristi has obtained her Level II, Level III and pre/post-natal yoga certifications from Jimmy. She has also taught a Hot Vinyasa flow at 24 hour fitness and Lifetime Fitness. She currently resides in Georgetown and is married with 3 sweet kids: Colton – 10, Blaine – 8 and Payton – 4.