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KATHI KIZIRNIS, E-RYT 200, co-owner/director

Kathi became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2005 and enjoys the ongoing study, training and life-learning that is every aspiring yogi’s path.

Kathi teaches vinyasa yoga inspired by various teachers and lineages, including traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. Her goal is to inspire others to tap their own wisdom, power and intuition for their own benefit and for the greater good — to practice and live their own yoga. She is a Live Love Teach affiliate teacher, nearing 500-hour status (Practice Yoga is a Live Love Teach affiliate studio) and is certified in Mamaste® Prenatal Yoga. Kathi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University (and loves to write about yoga!).

Kathi has practiced and studied in workshops and trainings with many renowned teachers, including Rodney Yee, Maty Ezraty, David Swenson, Baron Baptiste, Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, Ray Long, Philip Urso and others. She is inspired most, though, by the Practice community, ‘everyday’ yogis and the endless potential for growth through practice.

KIM CARTER, E-RYT 200, co-owner/director

A lifelong fitness enthusiast and classically trained ballet dancer, Kim is a Certified Yoga Teacher, nationally registered with Yoga Alliance. After years training for and performing modern dance and classical ballet, Kim found yoga asana to be a way to counter physical stress and injury in the body.

Raised in the Roman Catholic tradition, Kim was perhaps first led to yoga through her innate intellectual curiosity of the mythic, the ritualistic, and the religious in all its forms. While earning her B.A. in the Humanities at Antioch University, she studied academically the Eastern wisdom traditions of Buddhism, Vedanta and Taoism as well as the Western mystical traditions of Sufism, Kabbalah, and early Christian Gnosticism.

She received her teacher training and certification through Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio, where she studied and assisted teaching traditional Ashtanga yoga with Martha Marcom, the first person in the Midwest blessed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (founder and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore India) to teach the Ashtanga Primary Series. While at “YoHi,” Kim was blessed to teach advanced Mysore practitioners alongside Martha, and through this experience, Martha transmitted traditional Mysore asana adjustment techniques to her.

Kim has studied traditional Ashtanga asana, pranayama, and philosophy with internationally recognized Ashtangis Tim Miller, Manju Jois and Rolf Naujokat – three of only a few dozen teachers worldwide who are certified by Pattabhi Jois to teach the entire Ashtanga system. She has completed teacher trainings with Tim Miller, David Swenson, and Rodney Yee, and is currently pursuing 500-level certification.

 

JANET SWEENEY, RYT200

I began my yoga journey eight years ago in late middle age after many years of performing and studying ballet. Hoping yoga would be gentler on my body, I was pleasantly surprised to learn there were emotional and mental benefits as well.  Wanting to share those benefits is what inspired me to teach.  I completed Teacher Training in 2012 at Practice Yoga (RYT 200) and I’m honored to be teaching there.  Through Practice Yoga, I’ve been able to study with some wonderful teachers:  Kim Carter, Kathi Kizirnis, Stacy Dockins, Philip Urso, Kurt Matthys; and I have continued my exploration of yoga this year with Matthew Darling and Tim Miller.

I remain most grateful for this journey and the opportunity to continue to not only deepen my own practice, but to share the gifts of yoga with others.  I also love traveling with my husband and spending time with our 10 grandchildren!

 

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