Heidi Kristoffer

Creator and producer of Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga, and creator of CrossFlowX Yoga, Heidi Kristoffer is a yoga instructor known for her happy, light-hearted approach. Heidi’s goal is to make yoga and deliciously healthy eating accessible to everyone.

Rated one of the: Hottest Trainers in America 2014 by Shape.com, most inspiring yoga teachers in the world by DoYouYoga, and most popular instructors in NYC by RateYourBurn, Heidi has been featured on Veria Living TV, interviewed by and featured in Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan Germany, and many other publications. Heidi is also a wellness expert for MindBodyGreen, where she shares her quest to find the most fun efficient ways to move, and the most delicious and nutritious ways to fuel and re-fuel the body, mind and soul.

It's not a headstand, it's not a forearm stand, so what the heck is it? Here at Shape, we are going with "funky forearm stand."

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It's important to feel just right to get the most out of your practicenot full or heavy, but not weak or hungry...

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One of the questions I get asked most often is, "How do you clean your yoga mat?" It's simple for me: I would never put anything on my yoga mat that I wouldn't want on my face.

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Sometimes it's great to focus on a specific body part and really dig deep, but other times it's nice to hit every part of your body so you feel strong and open all over.

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I love me some SoulCycle, and ever since Citi Bike came to New York...

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As a yoga instructor, people ask me what my favorite yoga class is all the time. For the last few years, there has been plenty that I have enjoyed,...

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Running is awesome. However, the tightness you feel after your muscles cool down is not.

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When you're packing workout clothes for a trip, what goes through your head? For me, it's: "Yoga mat and/or sneakers (if yes, then socks)? Check. Sports bras or tops? Check.

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Ever hear your yoga teacher tell you to "engage your bandhas"—and wonder what on earth that instructor was talking about?

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Find your comfortable seat with these detailed instructions
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