When I teach, it is all about the student. I am only there to guide and hold space. In my classes I will celebrate you showing up for yourself. My teaching style includes a combination of vinyasa, yin, breath work and guided meditation. I believe that to know yoga, is to truly know oneself. Yoga is a central part of my life. I am inspired by the teaching styles of Natalie Perez-Hayden, Charlene Perez, Yeradmi Gomes and Lauren Ash.
In college, I took a yoga class on whim and I fell in love. During my early twenties, I have discovered that maintaining a regular yoga practice leads to physical, mental and professional and spiritual growth. I noticed a lack of yogic practices and principles in my community and that sparked my desire to learn as much as I could about yoga and share it with those around me. Fast forward to today, and I am a trained yoga instructor. Part of my yoga practice includes community outreach through yoga to underserved populations. I aim to share the beauty of yoga with others through practice and creation of community.
In addition to my 200 HR yoga teaching certification, I have a Master of Science in Event Tourism, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Africana Studies from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. I am CPR and AED certified. When I am not teaching or practicing yoga I like to travel, tend to my plants, read and spend time with my family and friends whom I love dearly. I also maintain my own wellness blog, write poetry and host workshops through my independent brand Yari Yoga. To stay updated on my discussions and activities surrounding yoga subscribe to Kenyari.com, like my Facebook page: @yariyogainfo, or follow me on Instagram and Twitter and Snapchat: @yari_yoga
Yoga Instructor. planner. Blogger. Poet. Being.
When I'm asked who I am, I feel honored by the curiosity of others. Yet, I am unable to say all that I am because I am infinite. We all are.
There was a time when I did not take time to practice self-care. Unfortunately, this lead to poor sleeping, poor eating and other self-destructive habits. This caused me to develop an increased amount of stress and anxiety which affected my self-esteem, relationships and attitude about life. I realized that without self-care I would not be able to thrive.
After some exploration, I found several outlets of self-care that worked for me. This included reading nuturing books, writing, practicing yoga, adopting an attitude of true self-expression and living an altogether more organic lifestyle. Coming to this realization made me want to share what I knew about self care with others and make it accessible to them. It is what inspires me to teach yoga and write.
Welcome, I look forward to sharing with you and learning from you.
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