Professional Harpist

Professional Harpist

Kerstin Allvin

Kerstin Allvin has won numerous awards and competitions throughout her career as a concert harpist and has performed across the U.S. Kerstin Allvin has received her Registered Yoga Teacher certification from National Yoga Alliance and has given lectures in breathing techniques, body awareness and yoga to music majors in universities and high schools throughout Metro Detroit. Read More

Jazz Quartet

Jazz Quartet

Collins / Allvin Jazz

Truly unique and special! Penny whistle, harp, lap harp, Irish flute, saxophones, percussion and string bass fused in haunting and alluring compositions and played by a quartet of outstanding, multi-experienced musicians. The music is refreshing and innovative and draws from each musician’s varied backgrounds in jazz and classical music. Read More

Arianna Harp Duo

Arianna Harp Duo

Arianna Harp Duo

Kerstin Allvin and Jung Wha Lee met as harp performance majors at Indiana University and became fast friends and concert performance partners. The two harpists have had international careers as soloists, as orchestra members, and have performed many times in the US and Europe as the Arianna Harp Duo. Read More

Creative Life Yoga

Creative Life Yoga

Kerstin Allvin

Hatha Yoga Teacher – RYT

Beginning in what would become a long blessed journey in 2000, Kerstin began seeking the benefits of yoga as part of a total holistic health program designed for herself. Seeking to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches as well as balancing free-lance performing artist stress, she began the study of nutrition, supplemental medicines, body awareness, alignment, physical therapy and ultimately the path of yoga, encompassing meditation, ayurvedic medicine, and eastern philosophy. All these practices culminated in spring of 2009, when she became a RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance.

In addition to her professional performing career, Kerstin has extensive music teaching experience with all ages and experience levels. Her teaching includes private harp lessons, master classes, music theory and workshops throughout the US, Japan and France. She is on the applied faculty at Oakland University and teaches private students at the Cranbrook Educational Community. Incorporating all of her training in the arts, health and yoga, she has been conducting workshops and private sessions in body awareness, alignment, breath techniques, meditation and concentration for the performing artist. She has taught classes at Oakland University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Yoga has enriched her life’s experiences, becoming a natural extension of her teaching and performing.

In the fall of 2009, she became a staff member at Karma Yoga Studio, teaching sessions of Karma Kids and Karma Teens. She studied to receive her RYT with Katherine Austin owner and founder of Karma Yoga. In the summer of 2010, she began teaching and developing a Yoga Family class at Karma Yoga, and teaching Karma Yoga for adults. She is teaching yoga on staff at the Department of Recreation at Oakland University to students and faculty. Currently Kerstin is working on her Anusara Teacher Training. She is grateful for the amazing opportunity to help others along their life’s path of music, movement and creativity.