Ray Crist

Founder of the Jaguar Path


Ray has traveled through Mexico and Peru in search of indigenous healers. An apprentice of three shamans from lineages as old as the Inca civilization and the Amazon jungle shamans.

Ray has a background in Chinese medicine, martial arts, Reiki and currently presents workshops and teaches at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

He offers trainings and retreats throughout the world, teaching how to use shamanic tools, and yoga to live a balanced and empowered life.

He explores life and travels making life a luminous experience. He is a sailing boat captain, surfer, diver, snowboarder, and loves sharing his inspiration through yoga, shamanism, sailing and martial arts.

Nina Henrikson 

Co-Director and Teacher  



Young Master Nina Henrikson is a black belt martial arts teacher with 20 years of experience! She is a Kripalu certified instructor and teaches at Kripalu -Center for Yoga and health. Her deep knowledge in Shaolin Kung-Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Gung shine through her teachings! Her dedicated years of practice show up in her yoga as she shares the essence of movement, breathing and being! Nina offers workshops, trainings, and retreats throughout the world. 



Cristie Newhart 
Co-Director and Teacher  

Cristie Newhart is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is a Reiki Master with an intuitive approach to healing gleaned from her more than 20 years of practicing and teaching yoga, shamanism, and biomechanics. Soulful, accessible, and compassionate, Cristie is an insightful guide into the inner world; she empowers her clients by helping them tap into their innate wisdom for well-being. 

Guest Teacher
Lee Albert

Founder of “Positional Therapy”


Lee Albert is the author of “Live pain free” He has developed a unique system to deal with painful conditions in the body which are caused by muscle imbalances. He implements his ” positional therapy and teaches how to recognize and correct these imbalances through proper selection of yoga poses can reduce or eliminate many painful conditions. When the body is in balance many conditions such as low back and neck pain, sciatica, knee pain, and other ailments simply melt away.


The Jaguar Path Studio 70 Kemble St. Lenox, MA 01240   -   KRIPALU Center for Yoga and Health MA    -   Nosara, Costa Rica