What to expect in a class with Kyla:
Sweat and surrender! Kyla tries to guide students through energizing sequences that first fire-up and challenge your muscles and mental focus, then allow you to sink deeper into a state of relaxation as your practice winds down. She weaves breath awareness and pranayama to promote mindful and intentional movement and synchrony between body and mind.
Kyla has been an avid yoga and meditation practitioner for ten years, exploring how different styles open new avenues for strengthening and reconnecting the mind and body. She has been particularly influenced by Baptiste power yoga, Shri K. Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga yoga, and Vipassana meditation. To deepen her practice, she decided to complete her 200 HR RYT training in Ashtanga and alignment-focused vinyasa in Dharmasala, India. Her teaching reflects the power and discipline of Ashtanga, the playfulness and creativity of vinyasa, and the self-inquiry and mindfulness of meditation. She continues to be inspired by the dynamic ability of yoga to serve each person what he or she needs in that moment—either physically, mentally, or spiritually. As a doctoral student at Dartmouth, she deeply appreciates the balance that yoga brings to her life and hopes to share that with her students.
We asked Kyla:
Why do you practice yoga? To bring balance to my life—I love that yoga offers a time both to sweat and be still, find spontaneity and structure, and to reflect and to escape. Through this continuum, I ultimately become more grounded, healthier, and happier!
What fuels you? A Maglianero’s Pedestrian, fall in Vermont, traveling without any plans, and anything by Hurray for the Riffraff.
Kyla’s favorite piece of wisdom:
“If you touch one thing with deep awareness you touch everything. The same is true of time. When you touch one moment with deep awareness, you touch all moments.” – Tich Nhat Hanh