379 E Broadway Suite 1007

Oviedo, FL 32765
A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Ministry
  248 291 7724

    

 

About BodyInUnity


 

Our Mission: 
BodyInUnity is a ministry dedicated to serving the Orlando community by offering
physical, mental & spiritual classes to encourage and facilitate:
 
UNITY & health in spirit, mind, body; 
UNITY with Jesus;
UNITY & growth in the Body of Christ;
in a way that is accessible and affordable to every BODY in our community.





Our Values:

•  We respect each individual's personal relationship and understanding of God.

•  We do not argue about doctrine ~ Our foundation is LOVE, not denomination.

•  We share our own personal experience, strength & hope but do not impose beliefs on others.

•  We create a safe environment for people to be honest & vulnerable without fear of judgment.

Our Vision:

•   To facilitate our students' growing relationship with God, Self, Family, Community and the World by the power of the

     Holy Spirit

•   To help improve the holistic Health & Wellness of the people we serve

•   To communicate the transformational power of Jesus which can manifest as real Grace and Forgiveness in our everyday lives.

•   To provide a space for emotional & physical healing, where true Love, Joy & Peace abounds  


 

Who:

Men & Women of all ages and backgrounds who want to be Strong, Stretched and Centered on God. We invite EVERY Body and encourage bringing neighbors and friends as outreach. We offer a variety of styles and levels for those who can sit in a chair and practice deep breathing to those who are highly athletic. Winter Springs Yoga


What we do:

We offer classes, educational and inspirational speaking, retreats, workshops and inclusive worship service experiences for spiritual enrichment and wellness. Our experiences blend movements inspired by yoga, Pilates and tai chi with Biblically based music and meditation, prayer, and breath focus as inspiration from the Holy Spirit. 
Why:

To care for our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit; to love God with ALL our heart, mind, soul and strength; to enable us to better love our neighbor as we love ourselves by:

  • Focusing ALL we do on God

  • Improving Posture for Healthy Organ function
  • Relaxing and Clearing the Mind
  • Reducing Stress
  • Helping to Prevent or Manage Diseases such as:
    Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Obesity
  • Enhancing Balance, Flexibility & Strength
  • Increasing Energy, Alertness
  • Strengthening the Immune System

 

dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice. This is truly the way to worship him. Rom 12:1


About Kristen


Kristen is first a child of God and a student of Jesus. She is a mother and the wife of a retired Army officer. After more than twenty years of experience in the commercial fitness industry, she shifted her energy to health ministry, focusing on posture and mind/body wellness as a way to connect to God & community. She maintains her Personal Training and Group Fitness certifications with the American Council on Exercise and meets the qualifications for Yoga Alliance 200hr RYT.

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Shortly after she began teaching yoga in 2002, BodyInUnity was born when Bible study and love of yoga lead her to intertwine faith and fitness. Kristen had been a student of yoga two years prior with hopes to improve her flexibility, and to balance out the many demanding classes she was teaching. She discovered it offered so much more.

Building on her foundation in fitness, Kristen got her initial yoga training from YogaFit, and pursues more than ten hours every year of continuing education from Yoga Alliance certified teachers, and accredited fitness professionals from around the world. She sees life as a classroom, and doesn't believe in teaching unless she is constantly learning.

Having a passion for praise and worship music, experience on the praise team and as a worship leader, a background in visual art, and an understanding of choreography, it has been a natural progression for Kristen to create the BodyInUnity classes.

Kristen has also brought her expertise in posture, alignment, and functional fitness to her classes, as well as private students, utilizing her ability to design unique programs to enhance quality of life, including spiritual wellness.

Although not fluent, Kristen learned enough functional Korean and Dutch, to enable her to share her classes with civilians as well as U.S. military and NATO forces while serving overseas with her husband and daughter.

She was also frequently invited to lead soldiers for their required physical training, and received awards for excellence in fitness services she provided for military families.

After being introduced to aerobic dance fitness in college, Kristen began teaching on campus, and helped to train female bodybuilders for competition at a local gym while she herself competed for a short time.

Over her 30+ years of leadership in fitness she has sought education in, and taught many disciplines including: strength training, hi/low aerobics, step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, circuit training, outdoor cross training, kids fitness, senior fitness, aquatic fitness, indoor cycling, sprint triathalon training, stability ball core & cardio, personal training, but has always gravitated toward a holistic and functional approach.

BodyInUnity Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 ministry.