My “yoga journey” began about 17 years ago when I tried a yoga class at a local gym in midtown Manhattan. I walked out half way through the class thinking, “what the hell is this? If I’m gonna work out, I actually want to do something…” And at that time, the gym yoga class didn’t make me feel as if I was ‘doing anything.’ To say that understanding of yoga was misguided is an understatement. Months later, I heard about this ‘hot yoga’ that was an exercise of strength and mind, and a fabulous stamina and flexibility builder – so I decided to try yoga again. As a dancer, I wanted to do a work out that would help me build strength and flexibility, and still get in a little cardio. I tried a Bikram class in LA, and was immediately hooked.
I was a Bikram yogi person for years before moving to Chicago in 2009, and discovering that other types of yoga existed. I knew that I wanted to fully immerse myself mentally, physically, and spiritually into my practice, as it not only made my body feel good, but it just made me feel good in general. I also knew I wanted to bring this ‘feel good feeling’ to other folks who maybe had the same questionable experiences with yoga that I had, and I decided to do teacher training in 2010. I have been teaching ever since!
I bring a hip, relaxed, yet respectfully focused vibe to my classes, so that students feel comfortable enough to be themselves and yet disciplined enough to respect each other’s space. I love to incorporate music and sounds, so be ready to vibe!
Peace and love and stuff,
“Kami’s teaching is the perfect combination of serious knowledge, physical challenge, and playful warmth. In her class, I experience the full range yoga- the push, the play, the mental and physical stretching. She is down to earth and open and I always feel like she’s right there with me exploring her own capabilities. She pushes her class to work hard while also treating ourselves lovingly. I adore her! ”
~ Ora W.
“Out of the various yoga instructors I’ve taken in the past, Kami is one of the most disciplined, and inviting in her approach. Most of her classes can be challenging, resulting in a rewarding, invigorating experience. Her bridging of physical intensity and mediation creates a great balance, which makes her teaching energetic and relaxing at the same time.”
~Ninoska ‘Nina’ Granados
“My body always melt after Kami’s class! I am completely fulfilled my practice with her guide each class. Her class is challenging yet very calming. I love Kami’s core series as well! I truly enjoy her class and I recommend everyone to experience Kami world!”
~Miho N., Brooklyn NY
“Kami is an amazing yoga teacher. She is very thoughtful in her teaching process. She pays very close attention to her students and gives them guidance inside and outside of the hot room. I feel so grateful to be able to benefit from Kami’s teaching!”
~Aissatou B., Brooklyn NY and Paris, France