This week, Mystic Mag had the opportunity to interview Krista Davis from Holistic Yoga School. We talked about her beginnings, how her career developed, and what she loves most about her profession.
When did you first know that Yoga was your calling and how did it come about?
I was always passionate about natural healing modalities and helping people discover how to utilize them in daily life to help support overall wellness. When I went to my first Yoga Immersion, a 21-day intensive, I was overwhelmed by observing the profound transformations in myself and the others in my training group. We were all considerably more joyful and healthy at the end of the program. At that time, I knew I wanted to share Yoga with others as a form of helping. What I love about it is that you need nothing except yourself to practice yoga. You don’t have to take a pill, buy fancy equipment, or invest a lot of money to enjoy Yoga. I’m called to share Yoga because it is a natural health tool accessible to everyone at any moment. Sharing Yoga with others is my way of helping and giving back to the communities around me.
We have an abundance of offerings at Holistic Yoga School!
In-person and virtual classes weekly, based out of our Mountain Yoga Shala, Wilder Nest Retreats.
Unique workshops for both teachers and students, including Cacao & Yin, Yoga for Children, and Hands-On Assists for Alignment & Adjustments.
Retreats – multiple throughout the seasons! Our retreats are hosted in a number of locations including Colorado at Wilder Nest Retreats, Atitlan, Guatemala, and a Hot Springs Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.
200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings- we offer options for in-person, hybrid, and fully virtual. We just released our fully online, virtual training that can be completed from anywhere, at a students’ own pace.
What is Holistic Yoga?
The Holistic Yoga teaching style draws from various traditions and ancient wisdom, delivered with contemporary style and translation. Our focus is on the practice of yoga as an instrument to reveal a greater sense of health awareness, harmony, and serenity, and encouraging our students to explore and embrace the practice as a part of daily life. While our delivery is contemporary, our approach is strongly rooted in the philosophical teachings that have been handed down through generations.
What can a person expect from your sessions?
First and foremost, students can expect to feel that they have stepped into a safe place. We welcome all students- beginner to advanced. In a Vinyasa or Hatha class, folks can expect stronger movement and flow. While a Yin or Gentle class is softer and meditative. We strive to interweave Yogic philosophy and ancient meditation practice into our classes, and simultaneously connect these pieces with movement. A moving meditation- we build strength inside and out while creating a sense of calm and quiet.
What is the most important detail in maintaining a relationship of mutual trust with clients?
We believe whole-heartedly that maintaining trust requires holding a safe space. We devote special attention to creating safe and comfortable environments for students of all backgrounds to learn about yoga, meditation and other holistic practices, resulting in many lifelong friendships and mentorships.
What do you love most about your profession?
I love that my work allows me to connect with other human beings on a deeper level while enjoying time in nature. I enjoy sharing meditation tools with others and observing the growth and empowerment resulting from regular practice. It is truly a labor of love.