Profession & Organization

  • Director, YogaFit Healthcare Program
  • Senior Master Trainer, YogaFit International

Kristy Manuel


Kristy Manuel is a 30 year veteran of the fitness industry in many roles including Yoga teacher trainer, yoga instructor, presenter, retreat facilitator, club management, and personal trainer. She found her passion in yoga over 15 years ago after taking her first YogaFit Vinyasa class. She completed her 500-hour Yoga Alliance RYT in 2006 and continuing her studies with a variety of teachers in the USA and India. Kristy is director of the YogaFit Healthcare program and a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit international. Kristy leads Yoga teacher trainings and workshops worldwide and has developed several of YogaFit’s therapeutically oriented courses including Yoga for Cancer Care, Subtle Body Anatomy, Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma and The Art and Science of Restorative Yoga. Kristy holds a Master’s Degree in Health & Fitness Management from the University of Oregon, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and holds an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification.

Kristy is based in Southern Orange County California and teaches both group yoga classes and Individual therapeutically-oriented yoga sessions guiding people toward balance both on and off the mat. Her background and experience in both exercise science and traditional yoga enables her to design safe and effective yoga programming for all levels of clients. Kristy discovered the mindful aspect of yoga brought her more into balance physically, mentally & spiritually. Kristy is passionate about sharing yoga with as many people as possible and whether it is a powerful flow class or gentle therapeutic restorative class, one will find options making it accessible and safe for anybody!

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