After more than a decade of personal practice, which was the cornerstone to healing herself of PTSD and cancer, Kiara decided to become a yoga instructor in order to share its powerful healing capabilities with others.
Since becoming a yoga instructor, Kiara has taught classes in the yoga studio and gyms, at resorts, in corporate offices, juvenile centers and country clubs. She has taught to at-risk youth, celebrities, varying kinds of athletes, individual’s suffering with physical and psychological illness and to advanced and beginning yogis. She has spent years teaching students one-on-one and leading groups in classes, workshops and immersive retreats. Kiara co-created Satyam 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and is one of the main instructors of the program. Currently, Kiara is working on curriculum for a 300hr Yoga Teacher Training “Becoming a Master Teacher & Mastering the Business of Yoga” set to launch in January 2020. Recognized by lululemon athletica as an exceptional yoga instructor, she has been a lulu ambassador since March of 2016.
Kiara’s personal practice spans twenty years and in that time she has learned from innumerable teachers. However, it was in her years working for Yoga Journal magazine that she holds most dear; her time on the Yoga Journal Events team afforded her the ability to practice and learn from all the world-renowned yoga instructors. Having multiple influencers, Kiara teaches a unique style of yoga she now dubs Ki Yoga.
Informed beyond her time on the mat, Kiara brings into her classes knowledge of Thai Massage, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Hypnotherapy and functional anatomy. She shares this eclectic knowledge with her public classes, in workshops, with private clientele and in yoga teacher trainings.
Experience & Qualifications
Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Thai Yoga Massage
CURRENT YOGA EXPERIENCEIndependently Insured through Alliant Insurance Companies• Lead Instructor & Co-Creator Satyam 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training Program, Om Studios, 2016-Present• Lululemon Athletica Yoga Ambassador, March 2016-Present• Group Yoga Instructor Om Studios, September 2013-Present• Private Yoga Instruction Ki Yoga, September 2013-Present• Mountain Yoga Workshops Ki Yoga, February 2014-Present• Soul Reset International Yoga Retreats, 2019-Present
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS• Tensions & Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE Certified Provider, September 2019• 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, March 2018• 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, December 2017• Touch For Health Level 1, April 2017• Reiki Certification Levels 1- 3, February 2017• Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider, 2016• Prenatal Yoga Training, March 2015• CranioSacral Therapy 1, February 2015• 60 Hours Thai Massage, February 2014• Art of Yoga Training Certification, April 2013• YogaWorks 75-Hour Bridge, September 2012• 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Instructor, June 2011• Certified Hypnotherapist, February 2011PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEYoga Journal Magazine, San Francisco: Sponsor Liaison, April 2011- April 2014• Collaborate with a team of four to execute world renowned yoga events across the United States• Develop and maintain genuine relationships with diverse sponsoring organizations ranging from high-profile corporations to grassroots nonprofits, including: Subaru, lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Under Armour, Pacific FoodsEDUCATION• Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science, University of Southern Oregon 2005PREVIOUS YOGA EXPERIENCE• Ventana Resort, April 2014-August 2015 • Art of Yoga Project, James Ranch Boys Home, August 2013-February 2015• Xynergy Wellness, January 2014-February 2015 • Xplore Yoga, Newark, October 2011-August 2013• Carmel Valley Ranch, September 2014- 2016• Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, March 2014-August 2015
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