Kenya

Yoga teacher

Yoga Journey

While Kenya was first introduced to yoga in college, it was yoga that found her following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2014. She credits yoga with helping her find stillness and peace during her healing journey, which fostered in her a greater sense of connection, balance, and self- awareness. The interwoven practice of body, mind, breath (prana) and spirit in yoga she found so healing and uplifting is what led her to become a yoga teacher to share the life-affirming benefits of this ancient practice for modern times, with as many beautiful souls she is honored to cross paths with.

Background & Experience

Kenya completed a nine-month Teacher Training Certification Program at Antelope Valley College, is RYT ® 200 certified with Yoga Alliance and has 100 hours certification in I AM Yoga Nidra™ from Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. Yoga Nidra is a specialized guided meditation technique, often called ‘yogic sleep’, that produces deep relaxation of the body and mind. It has been shown to reduce stress, ease insomnia and decrease depression and anxiety, to name a few. She teaches Hatha Yoga, including Restorative, Gentle Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Chair Yoga and Yoga Nidra in group and private sessions. Kenya also holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies. She considers herself a “forever-student”, so finding opportunities to discover, learn and grow is a constant in her life’s journey.

Yoga Classes with Kenya

Kenya’s teaching style is gentle and restorative. Her classes offer a welcoming space to soften, become present and explore. She crafts asana (poses) sequences, pranayama (breathwork) and meditation that respects students’ needs. Her foremost desire is to share the practice in a way that is accessible to all: to meet people where they are, as they are.

Fun Facts

  • If Kenya were to give her yoga practice one word, what would it be?
    Grounding.
  • What is Kenya’s favorite yoga pose and why?
    Favorite yoga pose is legs-up-the-wall, or Vaprita Karani. A restorative pose that can be done anywhere (no props needed) and relieves lower back pain.
  • What is Kenya’s Super Power?
    Adventurous.
  • What song can Kenya hear on repeat?
    Cherish the Day by Sade.
  • What is Kenya’s favorite snack?
    A really good hummus (loving spinach & artichoke these days) and warm Greek flat bread.
  • When Kenya is not teaching yoga, where can you find her?
    You can find her having fun with little people (her niece and nephews), watching the latest Marvel anything with her superfan hubby or walks at the park or sitting under a shade tree with her fur baby, Martha Maltipoo.