I love the idea that the practice is your practice. It is what you make it. And it can be applied as you need it, whether exercise, stress relief, calming, meditation, grounding, or focus — the list just goes on!
Exercise? A Fad?
I didn’t really know what to think of yoga before I started practicing. Was it going to be some type of aerobic style exercise like you see in gym ads, a fad, or to the other extreme — a tight group of people who followed strict fanatical beliefs?
Learn More, Share More
I initially started teacher training with the intention of learning more about the practice of yoga. The more I practiced, the more I learned and enjoyed the practice, and the more I wanted to share it with others.
I truly enjoy Yin Yoga. The focused breath and long held stretches are so relaxing, it feels like a mini vacation. I am also fascinated by the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. This practice, although a more active practice, is a set sequenced poses. Even if it is a set of sequenced poses, it is ever changing and ever evolving which is where it shines.
All Shapes and Sizes
Whether it’s in their effort, dedication, creativity or kindness, every student has inspired me at one time or another. We have students of all ages, shapes, and sizes; that all fades away because we are all just doing our own yoga practice together. We have an exceptionally caring community at Kai where all are welcome.
- Sonja Ostendorf
- David Garrigues, Greg Nardi, Taylor Hunt, Roger Cole, Elinore Cohen, David Keil
Credentials RYT 200, Kia School of Yoga
Practicing Since 2013