Official website for Kristi Bowman
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"The key to happiness lies within

our own transformation."


Thank you for visiting! My goal (and passion) is to support you in enjoying a happy, healthy, fulfilling life. In a nutshell, isn't that what most of us want? We desire to feel good, have more energy and have a sense that we're doing something meaningful. As a writer and teacher, I share tools to increase health and well-being and support personal growth.

Maybe you feel like you're not where you'd like to be. Perhaps you're not satisfied with your weight, or your relationship or work. It'd be great if there were a magic pill or quick fix, but the truth is, it's a process, and it takes effort. However, it can be a gentle and sweet process!


The process of transformation that the butterfly goes through can be a powerful symbol for our own personal journeys. I feel a joyful life begins with doing our inner work. The more we learn and grow as individuals, the more we will be able to achieve happiness in other areas of life, including our relationships, work and health. There's a ripple effect. The butterfly reminds us change doesn't have to be difficult, scary or overwhelming. Rather, it can be beautiful, rewarding and life-affirming.


In my first book, Journey to One, I share about the struggles and dark times I experienced in my early adulthood, as well as the process I went through to find healing, wholeness and purpose.

My newest release, A Butterfly Life, is a story about embracing change and includes 4 Keys for enjoying more happiness, better health and letting your true self shine. It blends teachings from yoga, Native wisdom and leading-edge practices in the field of health and wellness to support personal transformation.

I hope you find the books and wellness tools here a source of support in your continuing journey. Wishing you vibrant health and happiness!

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Journey to One


...powerful.... Her story of personal freedom is an inspiration and a road map for anyone seeking wholeness.

A Butterfly Life


We need real life stories of transformation.... Kristi reveals her life journey and shares potent tools as a support for all...

HeatherAsh Amara, best-selling author of WARRIOR GODDESS TRAINING


world-renowned yoga teacher and author of Tending the Heart Fire - Living in Rhythm with the Pulse of Life

A Butterfly Life

... [a] journey to a more fearless, aware and fulfilled life... Bowman tells a striking story...




KRISTI BOWMAN is a nationally-acclaimed Wellness Coach & Consultant, supporting health in body, mind and spirit.


In 2009, Kristi published her first book, Journey to One: A Woman's Story of Emotional Healing and Spiritual Awakening, in which she shares her personal story of recovering from depression and finding her passion and path in life as a writer and teacher. 


Her second book, A Butterfly Life: 4 Keys to More Happiness, Better Health and Letting Your True Self Shine, was released in 2018. In it Kristi blends storytelling and teachings from yoga, Native American spiritual traditions and leading-edge practices in the field of health and wellness to support others in positively transforming their lives.


In work, she has been a Senior Director, change agent and National Coach & Consultant with the YMCA, helping to transform organizational practices and support communities across the U.S. in healthy living and chronic disease prevention. From 2010 - 2019 Kristi was the Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Sacred Movement in the San Francisco North Bay. Through CSM she supported individuals and groups in enjoying increased health and well-being through

outdoor wellness activities, personal coaching, nutritional services and life-changing workshops.


She graduated with Highest Honors from Dominican University in San Rafael, California with a B.A. in Psychology. Her heart led her to work in non-profit management for over a decade. She also found her way onto the yoga mat. Kristi is an experienced yoga instructor trained by world-renowned teacher, Shiva Rea.

Kristi shares the teachings and transformative tools found in

A Butterfly Life with women and men of all ages.

She lives happily with her husband, nestled in the hills of northern California.


The following videos are provided as resources to increase wellness and support personal growth. This page will be continually updated as new recordings become available.

Find additional videos on Kristi's YouTube Channel.


In the Goo: the Messy Side of Metamorphosis


Kristi talks about this most difficult stage in one's personal transformation and offers 3 simple practices for greater ease in getting through the goo  (4:14)

How ALL-or-NOTHING Thinking Can Keep Us Stuck


Kristi shares everyday examples of all-or-nothing thinking and how to shift it to increase your wellness and joy  (5:52)


A look inside A Butterfly Life

Part 1 - A story about change  (6:37)

A look inside A Butterfly Life

Part 2 - The 4 Keys to vibrant health and happiness  (5:58)


  This complete Vinyasa Yoga practice helps you feel good inside and out! Build strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and feel more balanced. Activate the energy centers and boost your wellness on all levels. (45 min)

Chakra Power Flow

Complete Class for Beg-Int

Yoga in the Office

Part 1:  Upper Body Wellness

Simple yoga movements specifically designed for the office. Stretch and strengthen neck, shoulders, back and feel better. (10 min)

Mandala Namaskar I
Circular Vinyasa Yoga Sequence

A hip-opening, heart-opening short sequence. Great for individuals with at least some yoga experience or for yoga teachers looking to add new ways of moving into their classes, besides traditional linear flows. (7 min)

Yoga in the Office

Part 2:  Lower Body Wellness

Strengthen legs and core, and keep hips and spine in motion to help prevent injury and discomfort while you work. (15 min)



Do What Scares You

How to use fear to open up new possibilities, utilizing body and breath. (2:53)

Movement is Medicine

Ways to add more movement to help you feel good and prevent chronic disease, with a focus on yoga and walking. (3:33)

Healing Power of Nature

Kristi reveals how nature brings wellness in body, mind and spirit. (3:58)

Holistic Approach

Kristi shares the big picture of wellness and offers a simple yoga meditation for less stress and more calm. (5:31)



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