At the cellular level, Krista is a Tantrika and seeker of the mystical truths. For over two decades, she has been exploring the esoteric aspects of existence through intensive training in yoga, meditation, the tantric arts, somatic counselling and intuitive healing. She continues her quest through annual studies with renowned teachers around the world, and by guiding her own students in their thirst for experiential wisdom.
Early in this millennium, Krista completed advanced post-secondary studies in Integrative Energy Healing at Langara College in Vancouver, B.C. This 3 year diploma program infused Eastern teachings with Western scientific energy medicine toward the goal of self-mastery and spiritual development to awaken her healing potential. In 2006, after a relentless search, she finally found herself in the right place, at the right time, and discovered the Authentic Tantric Path she had been seeking for so long.
For the next five years, Krista embarked upon intensive theoretical studies and practical training at one of the world’s leading tantric yoga institutes, based in Southeast Asia. Her commitment and dedication allowed her to complete the entire program in record time. During these years, she surrendered to the depth of her sexuality, practiced thousands of hours of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, completed numerous Hridaya meditation retreats, and worked intimately with all of the Maha Vidyas—the Ten Wisdom Goddesses of the Tantric tradition. She served this tantric community by teaching Tantric Yoga, leading Women’s Groups, and organizing large Tantric rituals.
Since 2011, Krista has been based on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations also known as Vancouver, Canada, where she lives her heart’s calling to share the gifts of the Tantric Arts. She coaches 1-on-1 clients and couples as well as teaching workshops, classes and retreats to support her students in expanding beyond their limitations, and in awakening their fullest potential. In 2014, she co-founded the Heart of Tantra Festival, which occurs each summer in the Squamish Valley in British Columbia.
Over the years of working with many Tantra teacher’s around the world she has been deeply influenced by Guru-ji Rajkumar of the Bhairavananda lineage for the more traditional elements and Homa and Mukto for the Neo Tantric explorations.As well as tonnes of other brilliant teachers. She is also immersed in the more westernized studies of Trauma Therapy and Somatic Sex Education. She also works as a Relational somatic Therapist specializing in relational trauma.
The origin of Tantra is deeply rooted in India and is a living tradition. She acknowledges that she is a white woman of Viking & Slavic ancestry sharing teachings from a culture that she was not born into. Her own curiosities have led her to spending many years in India living the teachings so that she may offer them with a full heart.
Krista’s vision is to create a deeply connected, openhearted humanity. Her students often arrive unfulfilled in their mediocre sexual connections. Dedicated studies under her guidance will allow you to reach pure bliss: the highest state of meditative ecstasy.