Kristin Westbrook, Founder & CEO:

Kristin saw the need to create a convenient calm space to meditate that didn't require travel or a large time commitment. She is an enthusiastic proponent of the practice, as it helped her navigate the health care system through two episodes of breast cancer.  Kristin began meditating in 2001. She is a certified meditation teacher and has fulfilled the requirements for the 100-hour Meditation Teacher Training as prescribed by the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. She is also trained in the Transcendental Meditation technique. She has a consistent daily meditation practice as well as practicing numerous styles of yoga including Hatha, Astanga, Vinyasa, and Bikram regularly since 2001.

Holly Newton, Chief Operating Officer:

Holly, a Registered Nurse, Yoga, and Meditation Instructor, joined Calm City in December 2016, after managing Prana Power Yoga Studio in Union Sq.  She has been a Registered Nurse for 17 years and currently works part time in the operating room at NYU Langone Medical Center. She became a certified Yoga Instructor in 2013 and currently teaches yoga and meditation to corporate clients. In 2013 she graduated from Prana Power Yoga’s 200-hour yoga certification course. She also completed Ishta Yoga’s prenatal and meditation certification programs in 2014 and 2016.  Whether on or off the mat Holly has a passion for optimizing and advocating for one's health, creativity, and passions.  Her daily meditation and yoga practice has added tremendous value to her life.  She looks forward to your sit.