My OWN Time - Kristen Eykel Bio
Host of My OWN Time, Kristen Eykel started her international career as a model in Paris and has worked for such magazines as French Vogue, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Maxim.
Quickly becoming one of the top commercial actresses in Europe and the US, she is recognized for major beauty campaigns including L'Oreal, Biore, Suave, Vidal Sassoon and Lubriderm.
Kristen's television career has included working with Hollywood A-listers Michael Mann and JJ Abrams, as well as guest spots on hit TV shows such as Just Shoot Me, Martial Law and Strong Medicine. As a Singer/ Songwriter, Kristen's music is included in several films, most notably 3,000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner.
Becoming a VH1 VJ launched Kristen into her current career as an on-camera television personality giving her the opportunity to conduct interviews with numerous industry powerhouses such as Meryl Streep, Michael Cain, Jane Campion and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin. She has gone on to host a variety of other programs including The Saturday Night Solution on Court TV, Real TV, Fox Family Channel's Life, Camera, Action, and as a correspondent for E! Entertainment.
Kristen is the co-creator and instructor of the best selling pregnancy yoga DVD, Yoga for Your Pregnancy made with Lamaze International and Yoga Journal, and has just completed a 5-part DVD series entitled, Yoga Emergency - the 12 Minute Workout.
She has been featured in Fit Pregnancy as an expert in Yoga for Labor, and has appeared on the WB New York's Morning Show as a Wellness Consultant. Kristen can also be found online as a contributor to Ivillage.com and Iamplify.com as a Pregnancy Yoga and Lifestyle/Stress Relief expert.
A member of environmental advocacy organizations such as NRDC, EDF, WWF, The Nature Conservancy and Environment California, Kristen has taken an active role in supporting those creating change and finding ways that she personally can be a part of the solution. From driving a hybrid to offsetting her carbon footprint for plane travel, to utilizing only non-toxic, biodegradable products in her home, Kristen has been actively living in a sustainable, environmentally conscious way for over 15 years.
Kristen has interviewed green visionaries such as: Eco-Fashionista Linda Loudermilk, An Inconvenient Truth Producer Lesley Chilcott, architect Tom Hanrahan, Master Planner of the Battery Park City Sustainable Building Council, and David Rosenberg, CEO of Hycrete Technologies, the first "Cradle to Cradle" concrete building material of it's kind.
In the interest of thinking globally and acting locally, Kristen has volunteered her time to the Sierra Canyon School. She has partnered with The California Department of Conservation, and the Long Beach Aquarium on various projects in an effort to introduce conservation, and to educate the student body about the role that they play as stewards of the environment.
A world traveler, Kristen has fallen in love with this planet, its diverse cultures and people and is committed to finding ways to address planetary change while living an eco- fabulous lifestyle!