Kiara Elise

Kiara Elise

She/Her

Training:

Everyday Bliss Institute / 200 RYT 

Ayurvedic Health Counselor / California College of Ayurveda (Work in Progress!)

Why do you love teaching yoga?

Yoga brings me back. Back to my body, back to my roots, back to that space where my soul dwells. It brings me back on that path that leads to my higher self. I love teaching because I get to create that space for other humans. I get to meet them on the mat however they arrive, & encourage them to love exactly where they are. They arrived today, that is enough.

 

What can students expect to experience in your class?

I teach vinyasa & hatha style classes. I encourage moments of pause to fully engage & fully realize each pose in the body. I allow space to grow, space to breathe, space to bring yourself back to the moment. Expect silent meditations,

lo-fi beats, & an invitation to challenge your perspective - on & off the mat.

What is the greatest benefit of yoga?

Balance - internally & externally.

Personal Inclusivity Statement

I am a cis, queer woman engaged to the most grounded, supportive woman I know. There are still so many places where we feel unable to hold hands, or unable to fully express our love. There are still so many places where queer people hide in shadows from their true selves. So, I use my voice, my privilege, the color of my skin, to speak out in those uncomfortable rooms. 

One of my main goals in this lifetime is to make yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, & holistic health more inclusive & all encompassing. There is no reason to gatekeep these practices. My greatest desire is always to create space for others to rise beyond where they ever dreamed, & to live a more fulfilled, healthy life so that they can carry that forward to the people they love.