Yogi + Endurance Athlete + Outdoor Enthusiast meets lover of life
Kirsten Beverley-Waters is a firecracker yogi and coach-- magnetic, energetic, and entertaining. A wanderlust for the world, the mat and her body are her trusted homes, and she helps others find that sacred body and soul connection. Her classes provide a space to sweat, strengthen, detox, grow and feel a sense of community and belonging. Movement, not just fitness, has been like gravity in her life. It has rooted her, yet she grew wings so she could lead flocks of others.
As the founder of THRYVE, she is a warrior for self-acceptance, perseverance and finding life balance. Like many athletes, Kirsten was initially drawn to fitness as a competitive athlete.
By taking her experience as a fitness instructor, endurance and weight lifting coach, nature lover, adventurer, water sports enthusiast, and rock climber, Kirsten applies her adventurous, athletic spirit into her teachings providing a real world application to each practice and program she creates. Her personal experience with cancer drives her passion for fusing fitness with primary health care and mental wellness. Step into a session with her and engage in a practice that will empower, challenge and transform you.
Kirsten is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine, a Yoga Medicine Certified 200 Hour Registered Yoga Instructor, and has earned CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Rowing certifications.
I have to share my story. More than the professional byline and technical teachings. I am active. I can be found at 33-years-old still climbing trees and playing in tree houses. I love a good dinosaur yoga video with my good friend "Rexy" the T-rex. You will find me enjoying Holy Donut post Bootcamp. I laugh a lot. And... I have struggled most of my life to maintain a healthy body. Note that I said healthy, not shredded. I don't claim to be the super shredded yogi or fitness coach, I'm more of an, "Honor this body because it's the only one you have" and "that probably means I should have some scrapes, bruises, and scars that tell a life well lived" kind of lady. To some, they might argue I am plenty "buff" and to others, they will argue that I am simply not fit enough. I'm okay with that because I know that path I take each day is uniquely mine and want to be an advocate that you can honor your body as it is, but also feel free to embrace any change you want.
I want my athletes (and to be clear I believe everyone is an athlete because we are training for our life) to be happy, healthy, and strong in their convictions. I want to foster a space of love, compassion and lots of humor, oh please laugh with me. If you choose to join a class of mine online or in person I hope you will learn to find your edge and teeter over it a bit. I hope you will introduce yourself and share your story with me. I want you to know that I don't care who you were, how fit or unfit you have been or felt, day one we meet is day one for the you that you have always wanted to be. We will walk this journey together, sharing in the triumphs and navigating the mountains that might try to stand in our way. All you need to do is take the first step. Reach out your hand and say hello. I know reaching out can be scary, but I promise it's not nearly as scary as wondering, "what if."