Crystal Sullivan is a Yoga Teacher (ERYT500, Yoga Alliance), Physical Therapist and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT, International Association of Yoga Therapists). 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 (

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 in which she has developed a tool-box that is as wide as it is deep for living with this challenging guest. A former choir director and 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, simplicity and time in nature. She is available for private yoga/individual yoga therapy sessions for those who seek to apply yogic principles to their life's circumstances; or take their yoga practice to the next level; or apply the tools of yoga to the unique constitutional considerations of their body, mind & spirit. Yoga Therapy with Crystal is intended to compliment the client's current medical regimen in a holistic, team-based way. 

Crystal teaches for Y.O.U. (at SoulSpace Yoga & Wellness), the Southington-Cheshire YMCA & Charter Oak Cultural Center.


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 living in the present moment. 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 yoga is 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 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. She is a Certified Spiritual Director with a private practice of clients and is an Interfaith Minister ( 


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.