Since being introduced to yoga by my mother-in-law, I’ve been practicing yoga since 1999 and teaching since 2003. I received my teaching certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago and am registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. I have been inspired by many teachers from several yoga and Buddhist traditions.
I teach traditional hatha yoga and incorporate asana, pranayama and centering/meditation into every class. As a licensed professional counselor, I am primarily interested in the psychological and therapeutic benefits of yoga practice. I believe strongly in the mind-body or mind-heart connection and in using hatha yoga and meditation to promote health, wholeness and personal empowerment. I encourage and invite everyone to breathe, relax, feel, watch, allow and experience each moment exactly as it is.
I strongly believe that everybody can benefit from yoga, and I especially enjoy teaching beginning students and those who do not believe they can “do yoga”. In addition to my group classes, I am available for individualized yoga instruction, yoga workshops, counseling services, and yoga therapy.
I currently teach at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Down Dog Yoga Center, The Kalamazoo Nature Center, and the Portage YMCA. Counseling services are provided from my office at the Hillcrest Counseling Center.
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As a female I was nervous the first time I had a male teacher. Kyle’s class however has become my favorite yoga class! I love the light hearted nature of the class teamed with the attitude that everyone should be able to do yoga. Kyle is always in tune with his students and can adjust his class or the pose according to their needs.” ~ Jessica S., Kalamazoo
I am missing the benefit of attending Kyle’s Friday afternoon yoga class (4:00 p.m.). The class is full of standing poses, moderate to challenging inversions, and plenty of great stretches. Kyle was trained in Chicago and has a very open and body-honoring style. The class has a good pace and seems to go quickly.” ~ Sue R., Kalamazoo