Ray Crist

Founder of the Jaguar Path

Ray has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga. He traveled extensively 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.

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Nina Henrikson 

Executive 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. 

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Meghan Stetson

Director of Community Development

Meghan brings over a decade of experience in yoga administration and education administration to the Jaguar Path, including three years serving on Kripalu’s Senior Leadership Team as Executive Assistant to the CEO. She has held roles at yoga studios in management and communications, in addition to being a yoga teacher herself. Meghan holds a Master's Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a proud graduate of the Jaguar Path’s training in yoga & shamanism. She has experienced profound healing along her path through these teachings and ancient technologies. Meghan is delighted to serve as the Jaguar Path’s Director of Community Development and looks forward to connecting.

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Cristie Newhart

Guest Teacher, Dean Kripalu School of Yoga  

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. 

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Erin Casperson 

Guest Teacher, Dean of Kripalu School of Ayurveda 

Erin Casperson is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, and a 500-hour Kripalu Ayurveda-Yoga teacher. She is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and has continued her studies in Ayurveda both at Kripalu and in India. A passionate, heartfelt, and enthusiastic teacher, Erin loves sharing how the ancient practices of Ayurveda can be applied to modern-day living. An outdoor devotee, Erin has many years of hiking and backpacking experience in the New England woods and has summited all 48 4,000-foot mountains in New Hampshire.

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Jurian Hughes

Guest Teacher, Founder of the Yoga of Voice

E-RYT 500, YACEP, MFA, is founder of the Yoga of Voice; co-creator of The Yoga of Yes; a Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher trainer; voice coach; personal mentor; writer; speaker; and theatre performer known for her passionate, playful and engaging teaching style. As a senior faculty member of the Kripalu School of Yoga, Hughes has led thousands of workshops and programs and trained more than 1,000 Kripalu yoga teachers since 2006. In addition to her extensive teaching experience, Hughes has a long theatrical resume spanning Broadway, off-Broadway, Europe, film, television and the voice-over industry. 

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Lee Albert

Guest Teacher, 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.