Kiara Segal

I have come to understand the world through movement, through taking notice of the subtle shifts happening everywhere around us, and have found that one of the most difficult, and most rewarding tasks, is to slow down. I believe we do this by learning how to be present, how to take in a moment for what it is, and not complicate it with what has been, or what could be. This is what brought me to yoga and what keeps me coming back. It is what I hope to share with my students: a sense of calm, joy, humility, and deep attentiveness as we move through, both on and off the mat.

Before turning to yoga, I was a dedicated dancer for fifteen years. These years of training cultivated within me an acute ability to listen to my body, as well as an understanding of the immeasurable sense of freedom that can be obtained through moving, so long as these limits are respected. With this in mind, I always strive to teach creative and challenging sequences, yet ask that each of my students honor, before anything else, their own bodies and personal limits.

I am very grateful for every teacher I have had along this journey so far, particularly Lucienne Vidah, Masaaki Okamura, and my mother.