Meet the Three and a Half Acres Team


Three and a Half Acres relies on the wealth of knowledge and experience of our team. The following dedicated individuals are at the heart of our efforts:

Lara Wittich

(Founder/Director)

Lara Wittich is a Level 2 authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher with 2 decades yoga experience. She has worked all over the world teaching yoga and mindful living and developing programs to heal and empower. In 2008-2009 Lara spent three months in post-genocide Rwanda bringing yoga as healing to survivors, and from there went to India where she worked with HIV positive children bringing yoga and meditation to their treatment room. In June 2011 Lara opened Land Yogaa ground floor Yoga, Arts, & Wellness Center in the heart of Harlem. Through Land, she developed programs such as Harlem Earth Day,  SOULFest NYCand Women Who Wow landing her recognition by The Wall Street Journal, the Daily News, & on Fox5. In 2015 she founded a non-profit community organization, ​Three and a Half Acres Yoga​, to inspire community healing and activism through yoga. Forever in awe of the transformative power of yoga, Lara continues to study and to challenge her limits. She leads retreats worldwide, is a public speaker, spiritual coach, and writer with recent contributions to Health Magazine, Apartment Therapy and the Huffington Post. Lara recently released My Bliss Book, an evergreen planner and online coaching system.

Kristin Krantz

(Interim Board President)

Kristin is part of The Krantz Team with Jeff Krantz.
Having overseen over 500 million dollars in residential sales transactions, Kristin has represented the developers of some of the top developments in NYC. Hailing from Iceland, Kristin’s European style and flair is a breath of fresh air to clients. Her sincerity and honesty are also key ingredients for her impressive career. Through her outstanding sales record and excellent communication skills, Kristin has helped turn The Krantz Team, into what the The Real Deal called a “power couple” in NYC real estate.

“THAY was an opportunity to give back to a community that has been so incredibly accepting and giving to me. I feel blessed in my life and being able to give back is a blessing. The idea of giving people a coping skill in their life they can use and benefit from in times of need and stress is so amazing and I feel it’s a need that is not being met in other places.”

Jennifer Scullion

(Treasurer)

Jennifer is a Partner at Seeger Weiss LLP. She represents individuals and classes in lawsuits concerning antitrust, consumer, tort, and other areas. Jennifer also has an active pro bono practice focusing on election law and voting rights. Jennifer practices Ashtanga yoga and is deeply grateful for the powerful, life-changing teachings the practice brings to the world.

Caitlin Condy

(Secretary)

As a supporter of THAY and a witness to it’s transformative programs for the past number of years, I am beyond excited to join as a board member. I am passionate about the basics in life that are often overlooked as the foundation to ease and healing; i/e a solid community, mindfulness, breadth and movement. I feel very much aligned with THAY for that reason. Those foundations are the elements that they cultivate.

I like to describe myself as the Mr.Rogers of Business (I even snap my fingers after changing from my flats to my heels,) Bringing a kindness forward approach and human centered design to the startups and major corporations I work with. I am excited to bring my start up energy, marketing chops, and love of spreadsheets (whistle while you Excel) to THAY.

Maria A. Lupardo Kibrik

(Board Member)

Maria A. Lupardo Kibrik is the newest addition to the Three and A Half Acres Board. As a 20-year Hospitality veteran, Maria’s superpower is her keen ability to both sell & close events across a wide landscape of genres, venues and cities. She has graced the halls of some NYC giants such as The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and most recently, the Cipriani portfolio. From those locations, has had the pleasure of hosting clients ranging from The White House to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Alongside an established career in sales and events, Maria has recently been asked to guest speak at the acclaimed NYU Tisch School of Hospitality for both the graduate and undergraduate programs and also holds a position of Vice President of Programming and Events on the board of NACE (National Association of Catering and Events).

Maria’s personal love of yoga and the life changing power that impacts both the physical and mental body, drew Maria to the Three and Half Acres foundation immediately. Knowing that a organization is making powerful, marked strides in reaching not only the student, but the teacher as well, to enhance the experience of yoga all around, left a strong impact on Maria and only added to her reasons to want to represent such a powerful force like THAY.