Please excuse delayed responses.  In addition to my full time day job, I am currently in training to gain my 200hr RYT certification, to be completed in late January 2018.

Kira has had a keen interest in dance, yoga, and most things holistic for the better part of 30 years.  Her interest in both dance and human anatomy began in her formative years, and she began a casual yoga practice in the late 90’s.  In 2005, her true initial exposure to yoga was through the teachings of Rodney Yee.  After studying Rodney’s work through video and books for nearly two years, she began taking intermittent classes in local parks and workshops.  This was in addition to continued studies in ballet, belly dance, and pole fitness (the latter of which began in 2003, and included talks with Fawnia Mondey). 


From 2005 to 2011, Kira maintained a regular schedule of yoga, dance, weight training, and enjoying San Diego’s amazing outdoor walking and biking opportunities.  It was during this time she found Ginseng Yoga (South Park, San Diego) and began informal training through their comfortable, close-to-home studio.  Health complications and a death in the family led to a long period of personal recovery that lasted from August 2011 to June 2013.  In August of 2013, she found Cardio Barre La Jolla and began a daily practice there until the studio closed in early 2014.  This began a new cycle of challenging health issues, both mental and physical, and a consideration of continuing education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.


In June of 2016, Kira was advised to take six weeks of stress leave from her “9 to 5”, and immediately returned to Ginseng Yoga where she began a regular daily practice that has continued ever since.  Since then, she has become a practicing Buddhist, fluctuating in focus through Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, and Zen Buddhism.
She has evolved her yoga practice through hundreds of hours of classes at Ginseng and studied with local teachers including : Sarah Clark, Robert Hammill, Melissa McKinstry, Zaquia Salinas, and Heather Stants.
 

Yoga is no longer part of just an exercise routine, but part of her therapy and her life, both vanilla and kinky.   The similarities between yoga and healthy, SSC kink/BDSM have provided entrance to a psychological and scientific breakthrough for her.


Her primary teaching includes spatial and personal energy awareness and mental health wellness, and accessible physical fitness.  She enjoys helping others understand how the many facets of yoga intertwine with their daily activities, & encourages positive energy to maintain a healthy body, mind, spirit, and awareness.



Private lessons and workshops to resume in early 2018.