MEET THE MERMAIDS
AKA Kristen - is a transformation facilitator, doula, and multi-passionate entrepreneur. Her experience in serving others began with a college major in early intervention and childhood education. Kristen worked with children in preschool settings and special education classrooms as a teenager and young adult, which helped her develop her natural teaching skills at a young age. Through a series of synchronistic events, she was eventually led to a path of spirituality, body awareness, intuitive healing, business coaching, yoga, doula work, and more. She has led over 15 retreats across the US (and one in Tahiti!), served hundreds of women from all over the world, and created the pathway to her vision of massive world healing through community, compassion, and ancient healing modalities.
Kristen is a 200 hour RYT yoga teacher and teaches seasonally at Home Yoga studio in Temecula. She has also taken multiple trainings and courses to enhance her studies and work throughout her career. She took a birth doula training through Birth Arts International, Reiki training I and II with Cloud Nine Yoga schools, and has worked with teachers such as Niurka, Ashae Sundara, Adriane Alvarez, Gabby Bernstein, and more.
Aaron (aka The Viking) is Kristen's husband, adventure partner, and the co-founder of the Mermaid Movement. The two met in Temecula in 2013 and have experienced the life transformation that led to this movement together. He plays many roles to keep our community running smoothly! He prides himself on being the 'invisible facilitator' at many events, making sure all of the smallest details are tended to. You might find him setting up, making meals, making friends, or even teaching in some cases!
Aaron is a trained martial arts instructor, a 200 hour RYT yoga teacher, and a mindset coach. The duo has also started working with couples on relationship and intimacy coaching on retreats and mentorship programs.
Cierra: Community Support
As a birth doula and feminine wellness mentor, Cierra is dedicated to bringing love to those she serves in order to help them reach self-actualization. Using herbal teas, her knowledge of Earth sciences, and her intuitive abilities, comingled with her interests in yoga, meditation, and ancestral healing, she assists and supports the community of those who seek Mermaid Movement. Her involvement with the Movement began as a way for her to build up her own wellbeing and as years progressed, she began to be a bigger part in the Movement in order to bring healing to others. She now serves at all of the retreats & hosts her own events to serve the community in any
capacity she feels called.
Alicia: Kitchen Queen
As a self love enthusiast and die hard foodie, Alicia is passionate about creating healthy meals that nourish your mind, body and spirit. Having suffered from eating disorders, body dysmorphia and an autoimmune digestive disorder she knew she had to learn to rewrite her relationship with food. By using intuitive eating and following the seasons she believes food is an important part of self love/care and the healing process not only physically but spiritually. Alicia is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with her community.
Tia: Lead Photographer
Tia is our lead event photographer and professional space-holder for every human who enters her space. Whether you need it or not- she is there. Her job goes beyond being “just the photographer” as she so often refers to herself. Capturing us in our most raw moment of relief and despair. Never for the sake of vanity, always for the sake of growth.