Crystal Sullivan is a Yoga Teacher (ERYT500, Yoga Alliance), Physical Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, International Association of Yoga Therapists) and ACE-certified Personal Trainer. She is a proud teacher, student and seeker of all things healthy and holy. In addition to innumerable continuing education experiences, she has completed several two hundred-hour yoga teacher trainings (Sacred Rivers 2009, Rolf Gates 2012), a 300 hour yoga teacher training (Sacred Rivers, 2014) and a 200-hr Kundalini Yoga Certification with Guru Singh (2021). With Shelley, Crystal has co-created, co-directed and been a primary teacher of CrossRoads 200/300hr Yoga Teacher Training since 2012. Hundreds have completed these programs. Hundreds have beautiful things to say about their experience (www.yogaalliance.org).
Crystal is passionate about leading her highest life and she is passionate in her unquenchable desire to help others do the same. Her greatest teacher has been a life-long struggle with anxiety and weight issues in which she has developed a tool-box that is as wide as it is deep for living with these challenging guests. A choir director and former cheerleader, she is a wellspring of creativity, enthusiasm and hope for a better way of being; for all of us. She loves art, music, yoga, her family, her friends who are family, simplicity and time in nature. Crystal teaches for Y.O.U. and the Southington-Cheshire YMCA.
Reverend Shelley Nyren is a spiritual leader who strongly believes in the body-mind-spirit connection, the power of connection with ourselves, others & whatever we see as Higher and the practice of compassion as a guiding principle. The tools of yoga - especially pranayama and meditation - help her find freedom, one day at a time, from her lifelong struggle with food & weight and to cultivate serenity in her mind and body.
Shelley believes that the tools of yoga are for every-body: all ages, fitness levels and body types. She has a warm, casual, open and enthusiastic style. She believes that change is hard, but is made easier with support.
Shelley is a Certified Spiritual Director with a private practice of clients (In person & on Zoom) and is an Ordained Interfaith Minister. She helps create and lead Memorial services, weddings, baby blessing and other sacred ceremonies. (www.shelleynyren.com).
She is a C-IAYT- Certified Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapists), an E-YRT 500 (Yoga Alliance), is the assistant director & a lead teacher in the 200 & 300 CrossRoads Yoga Teacher Training program and is an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience.
Shelley believes in celebrating the richness of life, in the extraordinary & seemingly ordinary moments. She has led yoga and meditation retreats in the U.S. & Costa Rica and is skilled in developing and leading ceremonies of all types. She loves connecting with those who are curious to help themselves, commemorating life’s special moments, nature, animals & day trips. She lives with her husband Steve and 2 cats in Southington, CT.