Rising Rose Yoga
Yoga Teacher, RYT-200
Photos by the talented Brittany Ellis
Crista is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. Crista has a passion to encourage her students to connect with their breath to invigorate and revitalize the body and mind. Crista shares her love of nature, life, and embodiment with a deep practice rooted in the foundations of yoga. Her classes include elements from Hatha yoga that offer opportunities of dynamic movement and moments of stillness. Crista is especially interested in slowing down, finding the breath, and letting go of what no longer serves our body, mind, heart, and spirit. She was born and raised in Ohio and made her way to Florida in 2016. When Crista is not on the yoga mat, you can find her wandering barefoot in the forests of Florida, playing in the sand and bathing in the sea, chasing the moon, or singing at a local karaoke night.
Brittany Ellis started out as a photographer of mushrooms and slugs, crawling around the forest floor. A decade later and nature photography is still her passion: animals, the teeny tiny, big landscapes, you name it. She also loves candid photography and portrait work, always striving to capture the unique beauty of every human being. Urban exploration photo shoots have been a longtime favorite of hers as well. Outside of photography, Brittany works as a Weeki Wachee mermaid and loves to dive, even on her days off. She loves knowing where her food comes from, spearfishing and foraging wild mushrooms whenever she can. She’s obsessed with fruit, gardening, her 27 very spoiled chickens, and her peanut butter loving pup.