272 Kristin Moshonas “Mindfulness and Mental Health”

Today’s guest is Kristin Moshonas. A yogi for most of her adult life, Kristin embraced a lifestyle of wellness, mindfulness and spirit with the birth of her children, becoming a yoga teacher, then therapist (IAYT 1,000 – HR), and finally adding a more strategic role as Director of Programming, NY for non-profit, Kula for Karma (2017). It is here that she began to delve more deeply into the space of trauma-based healing practices and work with underserved populations. She has co-created, directed and taught in therapeutic programs across the city from The Doe Fund to Covenant House, The Hope Program to Bellevue Hospital and NYC’s Dept. of Education, in the process realizing that helping those who are struggling to find moments of peace and pathways to self-empowerment and growth are what truly give the practice and her teaching purpose. Kristin calls upon previous career experience as a creative marketing executive (Conde Nast, Hearst, Time Inc.) to develop special brand initiatives for Kula, such as the currently running conversation series, Begin Again, and Sam Waterston hosted documentary series, Visionaries (PBS), featuring her work at The Hope Program.

Most recently, she joined the team at Access Mindfulness as Executive Director. AM was born
through an open-hearted vision to help make the transformative power of mindful awareness
accessible to all, working with children, adolescents, full school communities and other non-
profits. In this new role, Kristin adds teaching certifications in MBSR and Inner Strength
Foundation and looks forward to growing the awareness of AM in both NYC and The Hudson
Valley.

Deeply committed to supporting mindful community, she launched Ten of Zen at the start of the
pandemic shutdown, a free daily guided meditation. Over two years later, this remains a Friday
morning offering via her personal social channels, open to any and all who wish to participate.
 

Kristin is a graduate of The University of Vermont and The Sorbonne and finds great joy as a ski instructor, hiker, world explorer and mom to two teenage boys to men.

kristin@kulaforkarma.org
IG: @kristinmosh | FB: @kristinmoshonas

Today Kristin and I talk about mental health, how it impacts our overall health and relates to so many aspects of living a rich life, and how to tend to it. We learn about Kristin’s path to mindfulness, what that looks like for her, and the work she does at Kula and Access Mindfulness. We hope our conversation inspires you to nurture your mental health daily!

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