Prani Lifestyle Consulting is a heartfelt vision of Kirsten Joy Burch to help others find better health, less suffering and more joy. In a world of modern issues, we use ancient solutions as a proactive solution to change.

About Kirsten Joy: Kirsten is a leader in the local yoga and wellbeing industry, providing education and wellness services for body, mind and energy. Private clients enjoy simple diet, exercise and mindfulness / meditation techniques, customized to their needs and stage of life. Public classes are geared to provide wellness across a range of ages and abilities, reducing stress and physical instability that can lead to illness and chronic disease. Kirsten's classes help students live a more complete and vibrant life.

Kirsten owns, producing, promoting and teaching yoga and wellbeing education across the metroplex. She is a holistic health coach and founder of PraniLife Consulting. She provides a holistic wellness lifestyle program offering therapeutic yoga / yoga for healing, ayurveda, tantra, yoga nidra (transformative rest), and traditional meditation. She is also the Vice President of DFW’s Free Day of Yoga and the annual Dallas Yoga Festival, bringing together all forms of yoga in our community, and providing the largest free yoga class in Texas for 13 years!

Kirsten has practiced yoga since 1988. She retired from her career in the software industry in 2012 to become a full time teacher and student of the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy, and member of the Himalayan Masters Living Tradition. She is a member of The Modern Widows Club and My Wellbeing Compass.

Media & Testimonials

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Park Cities People interviews Kirsten Joy

She is so supportive of everybody in class I’ve been in class between a 20-something SMU student, who was like a rubber band, and a lady that I found out later was 78. You wouldn’t think that somebody could teach a class like that, but Kirsten did it.
— Carol M

I practice yoga, meditation and ayurveda with Kirsten Joy Burch—she has made me a believer. Before bed, I’ll do ‘legs up the wall’; it totally re-circulates your blood and balances your hormones, and you sleep better.
— Chandra N.

What’s in Chandra Norths Beauty Cabinet?

See what she says about how Kirsten Joy has changed her life through practice

I’m thrilled to be working with my body in new ways. My practice yesterday and this morning made me feel more tuned into areas that hold tension and can be released.
— Beth P.
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“Yoga has taught me how to still my mind so I can listen to God in prayer.”

I talked about going to a yoga class for a couple of years. I finally found the courage on a December evening in 2015, and stepped into a studio for a Fundamentals of Yoga class with Kirsten Joy Burch, and my life has never been the same. Through her instruction of tantra yoga, she led me to something far more powerful than asana. Tantra become the vehicle by which I have learned to quiet my mind, so I can hear God whispering to me to develop a personal relationship.
— Lydia T.
What I didn’t expect from Yoga was that it would teach me to take time for myself. I care for my family, employees and friends, but had never given dedicated time to my own health and self awareness.
— Denis B.

Studies and Certifications

  • Magna Cum Laude University of Texas Dallas - Environmental Science & Business Management

  • Moon/Sun/Fire - 2014 Philadelphia - ParaYoga Intensive

  • Tantra Shakti PYMT - 2014 Dallas

  • Prana Shakti PYMT - 2014 Colordao

  • Vinyasa Krama PYMT - 2014 Colorado

  • Yoga for Anxiety & Depression Intensive- 2014 Dallas - LifeWorks Institute

  • Koshas PYMT - 2014 London

  • Sankalpa Immersion - New Years 2014 Himalayan Institute Rod Stryker

  • Marma PYMT - 2015 Colorado

  • Yoga Sutras PYMT - 2015 Colorado

  • Mastering the Yoga Sutras - 2015 Himalayan Institute online / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

  • Four Desires PYMT - 2015 San Francisco

  • Tantra, Path of Beauty & Bliss Intensive - 2015 Dallas - ParaYoga Intensive

  • Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Certification - 2015 Dallas - Om Yoga Journey / Arpita Shah

  • Power and Freedom: Awakening the Luminous Self as Teacher & Guide - 2015 Costa Rica - Rod Stryker / Elena Brower

  • Hallmark Retreat / Tantric Alchemy - 2015/2016 Himalayan Institute / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

  • Sadhana Immersion, Himalayan Institute - 2016 Khajuraho, India / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

  • Gheranda Samhita / Shiva Sutras - 2016 Minneapolis - ParaYoga Intensive

  • Gheranda Samhita PYMT CE - 2016 Colorado

  • Yoga Nidra PYMT CE - 2016 Colorado

  • Kundalini Tantra PYMT - 2016 Colorado

  • Guru Parampara PYMT - 2016 Colorado

  • Yoga4Cancer - 2017 Texas Tari Prinster

  • Asana & Beyond - the Power and Promise of Yoga - 2018 Texas - ParaYoga Intensive

  • Lotus of the Heart - 2018 Himalayan Institute / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

  • Yoga of Intention - 2018 Texas / Tracee Stanley

  • Enlivened Shakti - Exploring the Divine Feminine 2018 Texas / Mary Bruce

  • Tantric Alchemy & Archeology - 2 part series - 2018 Texas / Jeff Masters

  • Durga Shaptashati 10 Day Tantra Intensive - 2018 Himalayan Institute / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

  • Ayurveda Lifestyle Certification - Om Yoga Journey / Arpita Shah: 100 hours 2015, 100 hours 2017

    *PYMT (ParaYoga Master Training)