Meet our Ohana: Kristin Venema

Kristin Venema, Leahlani Client Concierge and Kauai Yoga Instructor


Kristin has been a student of Yoga for over 15 years. After 10 years working in Retail and Technology in San Francisco, California, Kristin completed a 200 Hour Teacher Training through the Yoga Tree of San Francisco. As she delved deeper into Yoga study she began to notice subtle shifts in how she was able to tap into her deepest intuition through this newfound awareness and expand her capacity to feel and experience life. She maintains a deep reverence and gratitude to the countless teachers in the Bay Area Yoga Community who influenced her path, especially Stephanie Snyder, Jason Bowman and Erika Van Gemeren. In 2015 she moved to Kaua'i out of a strong desire to direct her life more in line with her souls true calling. It was on Kaua’i that she completed an additional 300 hours of Yoga Education with Bhavani Maki through Yoga Hanalei. The training and studies transformed her physical practice and unlocked a passion for the philosophy and psychology of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Soon after she sat her first Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of her Meditation teacher S.N Goenka. She has been teaching Yoga on the North Shore of Kaua'i for the past 5 years, and considers it to be the greatest privilege of her life.


Kristin continues to dedicate herself as a student of Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. Her classes are supportive and grounding, focused on alignment, breath, and the freedom found through fluidity of movement. She brings a sense of calm, wisdom and authenticity and will challenge you physically while gently guiding you back to the connection with yourself. Kristin feels deeply honored to share her love of Yoga as a teacher with the beautiful community of residents and visitors on Kaua’i. She offers public classes weekly at Black Coral Yoga in Hanalei.

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