Crystal McCreary is a yoga, mindfulness, and wellness educator, speaker and writer. She has practiced yoga to cultivate wellness in a stress-filled modern life for more than 20 years and during a career in education that spans 15 years. Crystal is committed to supporting children, adolescents and adults by creating loving and brave spaces to connect, heal, learn, and build resilience and equity in a world often fractures the inherent wholeness of body, mind, and heart. She implements yoga and mindfulness programs within schools and organizations committed to fostering compassionate communities and sustainable work environments. Her work enhances wellness initiatives through professional development workshops, trainings, yoga and mindfulness classes, yoga retreats, and mindful travel in partnership with Blue Zaria internationally. Crystal’s programs emphasize the importance of self-care as the gateway to social justice and community healing in the world. Embracing a mindful approach to teaching vinyasa and Hatha yoga, her classes aim to be inclusive, adaptive and accessible for diverse populations of students.
Crystal participates as a curriculum developer, consultant and lead teacher for research studies on yoga and mindfulness conducted by CUNY-Hunter’s public health department. She is also proud to serve on the Yoga Alliance Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Advisory Committee having recently revised the Yoga Alliance teacher training standards. She is a contributing faculty member for several New York based educational organizations that impact youth. Crystal graduated from Stanford University with a BA in African and African American studies and completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an ERYT500 and RCYT. To learn more about Crystal, please visit www.crystalmccrearyyoga.com.