Kristen Acciari, LICSW, CYT

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Kristen was first drawn to yoga on her own healing journey and was both surprised and profoundly impacted by the depth and benefits of the practice. In her work as a clinician, Kristen noted the limitations of traditional talk therapy and looked to her own experiences with yoga for ways to work with the complexity of the human experience in a more integrative way. She intentionally sought out a program that emphasized the spiritual, philosophical, and personal growth dimensions of yoga, and completed her 200-hour Pranotthan Yoga Teacher certification in 2014. Kristen passionately believes in the strength and resilience of the human spirit and the healing capacity of compassionate, nonjudgmental, awareness and presence.  

Kristen is a great match for you if:

  • You prefer gentle to moderate movement

  • You are looking to increase self-awareness through mindfulness cuing and self-observation

  • You are looking to work with an instructor with a background in mental health

  • You want to explore and include spirituality in your practice


  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in RI & MA

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Holistic Studies from Salve Regina University

  • 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher

  • Restorative Yoga Certification

  • iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher


Thursdays 7:00pm-8:00pm Restorative Yoga: Practice the art of stillness and active surrender as you move through a gentle sequence supported by props to encourage full release into each pose and complete relaxation of the physical body. Each posture is practiced for several minutes, allowing time for deepening, integration, and restoration.

1st Friday Monthly iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation: Experience deep rest and self-inquiry. Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness between waking and sleep where the body is completely relaxed and the attention is guided to the experience of Being. Participants are encouraged to come into a comfortable position either seated or laying down, supported by props as desired, and are guided through meditation into a state of deep relaxation and restoration. Includes self-reflection exercises, please bring a journal.

Yoga for Trauma: Personalized private sessions available by appointment and taught with special consideration of individual needs by a licensed mental health provider & certified yoga teacher. Yoga for trauma works with gentle movement designed to promote re-connection with a sense of embodiment and emphasizes choice and self-compassion.

Kristen also provides individual holistic counseling services. See more about her clinical approach here