Calista Nelson



Calista is a life-long student and came to yoga in 2003 as a means to stretch and relax during off-days for swimming and marathon training. A health crisis caused a major shift in her life, and ultimately, brought her back to yoga. Her practice shifted shifted focus to breathwork, alignment and listening to mental and physical cues, and is a major part of her recovery. Yoga helped Calista find the silver linings during challenges and gave her a new lease on life. She completed the Pranakriya 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Whole Body Yoga Studio and is currently working towards her 300-Hour certification. In March 2020, she joined Pranakriya as the marketing specialist.

Calista enjoys sharing her deep love and respect for yoga with others, focusing on pranayama, alignments, and mind-body connection. She hopes to help her students find what they need in their practices and leave a little calmer than they arrived! When she’s not teaching, she can be found hiking with her dog, in the garden, or reading.