Name: Kristin Tieche
Lives in: I live in San Francisco, California, in the United States of America.
From: I was born in San Francisco and grew up just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in a town called Mill Valley, at the foot of Mount Tamalpais.
Job: I work in film and television production. Sometimes my role varies, depending on the project. Currently, I am an editor on a true-crime series (thankfully, I was offered a job at the beginning of quarantine, so I’ve been working steadily during COVID). Before COVID, I was mostly a freelance producer and director for corporate video projects. I am also producing and directing my first documentary feature (I have produced and directed several short films). The feature is called The Invisible Mammal and it’s about bats and their fight for survival under the threats of climate change, habitat loss, negative cultural attitudes, and a mysterious deadly disease. I love wildlife films. This is definitely the genre where I’m the happiest.
Tell us your first three jobs (ever!): First three jobs ever:
1) babysitting when I was 12
2) bagel assembly line worker when I was 14
3) café busperson when I was 15
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Enneagram type (if you know it)?: 7 with an 8 wing, self-preservation/social
What do you love about Greece? I have never been to Greece! I was planning on going in September of 2020, but you all know what happened last year… I don’t think I’ll make it this year because I need to focus on working on my film since we lost a year. So I’ll probably go in 2022! When I go, I look forward to practicing yoga on Lynn’s rooftop. I want to visit the Parthenon and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. I’m fascinated by female-identified spirituality, deities, and history. I hope one day to write a feature sci-fi fantasy screenplay about parthenogenesis with some kickass woman-centered characters and storyline.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you: I just adopted a dog! His name is Zizou Olin Tièche the First, named after my dad and Zinedine Zidane. Zizou is very sporty and loves to play ball. Maybe I’ll bring him to Greece. We shall see! Companion animals are life-changing and I’m so glad I get to see the world through Zizou’s eyes! He brings joy to me and everyone he meets.
Where we are most likely to find you in Lynn’s Kundalini Yoga? Great question! It’s been a while since I’ve practiced with Lynn. I love kayaking, but I’m not ready for SUP yoga. I definitely see the value of having a unique space for yoga and a unique space for water adventures! The idea of night yoga sounds fun. I can’t wait to attend Lynn’s yoga/Enneagram retreat on Paros. That’s been on my to-do list for a while.
First time you tried Kundalini Yoga (where/when/with whom)?: I actually don’t remember the first time I tried Kundalini! I practice a lot of yoga. For the last year, it’s all been in my living room over Zoom. I can’t wait to practice in person with friends again! I started practicing yoga in 1999 and have been committed to a regular practice ever since.
Tell us your top tip to combat climate change: Climate change action is a lifestyle choice. So you have to think about your lifestyle and what you can easily change in your lifestyle. I usually tell people not to think of it as an all-or-nothing shift. Instead of thinking, “I’m going vegan!” or “I’m going carfree!” instead, think about trying Meatless Mondays or Carfree Fridays. Then add an additional day once those small changes become routine. If everyone just started to reduce their impact in small and regular ways, we can make a huge impact. Also, seriously, change all your incandescent lightbulbs to LED now. Yes, now!