Teaching yoga since 2011, I have taught classes in the yoga studio and gyms, at resorts, in corporate offices, juvenile centers and country clubs. I have taught to at-risk youth, celebrities, varying kinds of athletes, individual’s suffering with physical and psychological illness and to advanced and beginning yogis. Recognized by lululemon athletica as an exceptional yoga instructor, I have been a lulu ambassador since March of 2016. My personal practice spans nearly twenty years and in that time I’ve learned from innumerable teachers. However, it was in my years working for Yoga Journal magazine that I hold most dear; my time on the Yoga Journal Events team afforded me the opportunity to practice and learn from all the world-renowned yoga instructors.
Over the years I have studied various modalities that have helped hone the unique form of yoga I teach: Ki Yoga. The name was born from the Japanese concept of life-force energy and my own personal nickname, Ki. Working with the Ki in my classes, I have created a method that supercharges our practice by combining subtle energy techniques to the yoga postures we know and love. My classes vary in intensity, but always emphasize alignment through a keen understanding of functional anatomy. The alignment we seek to find in the body we also seek to find in the subtle energy body too, to bring the greatest sense of wellbeing and balance to my students.
In addition to working with private clients and group classes, I’m also co-founder and Lead Instructor of Satyam Yoga Teacher Training. A 200-hour training program aimed at bringing unique, informed new teachers into the world.
– Kiara McBain, E-RYT200, YACEP