Non-profit director and yoga instructor Kristen Rubis to lead Return to Evergreen session

Kristen Rubis

Evergreen alumna Kristen Rubis ‘01 is the executive director of Empowerment 4 Girls and has spent nearly two decades working in the healing arts. She will be leading a session at Return to Evergreen—the annual fall gathering of Evergreen family, friends and alumni—on Saturday, November 4.

Titled “Healing with Yoga and Song,” Rubis’ says her Return to Evergreen session will not require previous yoga experience.

“We will take some time to set intentions,” said Rubis. “Then ease into gentle yoga postures. No experience is necessary as we will practice simple, gentle stretches to support the nervous system. From there folks will lie down or stay seated to receive the sound healing bath.”

The sound healing bath will consist of a 45-minute healing sound concert featuring metal Tibetan singing bowls, crystal quartz singing bowls, bells, planetary chimes, tingshas, a rose quartz alchemy bowl, handheld crystal bowls, and a healing gong.

Rubis describes the concert as an “opportunity to reduce stress, alleviate pain, improve sleep, increase concentration and create a deeper sense of well-being through yoga and vibrational medicine.”

An Olympia resident, Rubis says she’s looking forward to returning to campus to share examples of the art and exercise she is passionate about. “I feel like it's a great opportunity for me to share this gift that I have received and offer a relaxing morning to begin the day,” she said.

“I look forward to connecting with other alumni and to sharing this transformational tool that has helped so many others in our community.”

Return to Evergreen (November 3-5) is an annual gathering of Evergreen graduates, family and community members full of immersive and interactive events, happenings and parties. “Healing with Yoga and Song” will run from 9:00-10:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 4. To learn more and register for Return to Evergreen visit www.evergreen.edu/return.