EDUCATION: B.A. PHYSICAL EDUCATION, EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, M.A. SPECIAL EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
CERTIFICATIONS: CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST (CYT), REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER (RYT-500), TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA THERAPIST (TIYT), ACE-CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER, ACE AND YOGAFIT PRENATAL AND POST-PARTUM CERTIFIED
Kirsten Higgins, M.Ed., has a very unique skill set that she uses to motivate and serve her clients. While acting as a Certified Yoga Therapist, Kirsten has also specialized in adult fitness, specifically prenatal/ postpartum women and individuals healing from an injury or working with chronic conditions. She has had a fitness/health-related career since 2006. After several years working in schools, first as a P.E. teacher and then as a special education teacher for students with autism, she found her niche in adult fitness and decided to transfer her skills outside of the school setting.
She has extensive training in vinyasa (flow) yoga, restorative/yin yoga, yoga therapeutics, core integration, stress management, and anatomy/kinesiology. While working with individuals, couples, or small groups, she embraces a holistic perspective of working towards a goal: diet, lifestyle, stress management, and mindfulness are equally important to the physical workout or yoga practice. Recently she has begun to provide therapeutic yoga for children on the autism spectrum through Prestige’s sister-company, Infinity Yoga. Kirsten is grateful to have the opportunity to share her passion for health and to be a leader of the Prestige team.