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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 (

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. (

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.

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