Kristina Pugh

Forever a student, Kristina’s education includes: B.F.A./B.M. in Photography and Imaging and Music from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU; M.A. in International Affairs and Media Studies from The New School; 200 and 300 hour Teacher Trainings at Yoga High NYC with Mel Russo, Liz Buehler Walker and Patricia Milder; Prenatal Yoga Certification with renowned New York Prenatal teacher Mia Borgatta of Ma Yoga; Marma Point Energy Training and Tantric Meditation with Yogiraj Al Finger and Senior Teacher Kristin Leal of the ISHTA lineage as well as Intensive and Extensive Anatomy Trainings with Kristin Leal/MetaAnatomy; Thai Yoga Bodywork with Michael Sitzer; Yoga4Cancer Teacher Training with Tari Prinster (of OM Yoga, NYC). Kristina completed her Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Training under the incredible guidance of Melissa Kakavas in 2015. She recently completed her studies in Massage and Bodywork at the esteemed Body Therapy Institute in Siler City, NC.

Full Bio

Techniques I teach/provide:

Pilates, Yoga, Therapeutic Bodywork.

I've been at Evolve since:


When I'm not teaching at Evolve, you can find me: 

Cycling, reading, practicing, or planning my next adventure.

My favorite thing about teaching at Evolve is:

Working with such an inspiring group of change-makers.

My morning routine is:

5 am rise to either sit on my cushion or get ready to teach a client at 6/6:30. Shower, green tea, egg muffin, and pack food for the day. Then I'm off!

I'm inspired by:

The work of others making this world a better place, the innate wisdom of the human body and the resiliency of humans.

Best advice I've received:

Listen closely. The answers are already within you.

My favorite quote:

"We can't change the world 'til we change ourselves."- Notorious, 2009