Kiki Haga

Kiki Haga
200hr Certified | 20hr continued education
My yoga practice began in 2010 with much resistance and persistence. During many classes, my body felt a little sick, sticky, and sweaty--- but it was my mind that felt a quiet sensation of stillness, a reservoir of grace and patience that slowly leaked through the walls of my uncertainty and stiffness. Eventually, the flow of yoga became my wave; an atmosphere to sink the doubts but the let the joy float evermore.

It’s crazy how simplicity becomes the complex patterns and pathways to the future: how ideas become spoken into words, and as the words become mental habits, then the goals are this very reality. My reality and goals manifested my yoga certificate (200hr) certificate in 2012. I’m grateful and yet, still humbly surprised by what yoga teaches me mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. I see this path to be a catalyst of transformation, a strong current in the sea that pulls and pushes only if you resist—the act of letting go actually saves you from drowning.

I also love arts and crafts, planting botanical arrangements, and furthering my education to become a holistic nurse.

Favorite Yoga Move: 

Samasthiti (standing at attention). Simplicity is where yoga begins. Standing is something we are blessed to do every day, but how often does one stand with two feet equally grounded, eyes softly closed, and deeply breathing in with secret purpose?

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Yoga has benefited me graciously: allowing me to have an inner stillness that no one can take away, glowing smiles that linger throughout the day, and being able to harmonize my thoughts with my actions.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

A dear friend invited me to my first yoga class.

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Methodical, Eloquent, Sincere, Refreshing, Innovative

Classes I Teach

My level one vinyasa flow is taught with both sincerity and sternness: allowing students to feel cared for but still sore the next day.

My intro to level two vinyasa flow is taught with the idea of "graceful endurance". That as we flow, we push to be poised in any posture or position.