Below are brief descriptions of my yoga teaching philosophy and the types of yoga classes and courses (series) I can offer for your business, organization or group. Or, see what’s happening currently.
What People Are Saying
I have been taking private yoga with Kali for a few months now. She’s a fantastic teacher. She is able to clearly demonstrate and instruct on the various poses, helps you adapt (via use of blocks, etc.) so that you can work within your physical limitations, and is nonjudgmental about your abilities or lack thereof.… I particularly like the mind-body-spirit integration and the use of breathing and meditation as part of the session….I feel great afterwards. Read more “Betty S.”
Kali is a very intuitive yoga teacher and healer. She is able to provide amazing yoga instruction/therapy, meditation coaching, Reiki healing, nutrition advice and so much more! Her energy is amazing! As a healer myself I have worked with her and seen great results and would not hesitate to refer patients to her. I am… grateful for her help in many different areas. I give my highest recommendation for working with Kali. You will be happy you did! Read more “Ellen W.”
I suffer from chronic low back pain due to my herniated discs and PT and chiropractic therapy were helping in the short term. That’s when I got to meet Kali through work. I started taking her yoga and meditation class offerings and started seeing immediate benefits. The best aspect is that she adapts to her… audience. She gives personal attention and focuses on form and posture without pushing and always commenting on to listen to our body. Read more “Prasad R.”
Kali is AWESOME! She tailored a practice specifically for me–my health and fitness goals and my “on the go busy lifestyle.” I use my practice to this day, especially the breathing ones, for sleep and stress. Kali also fine-tuned my yoga poses that I’d been practicing for years and it really made a difference–putting less… stress on my wrist and elbows, allowing me to go deeper into the stretches. Thank you Kali!!! Read more “Khanh N.”
I have taken a few (amazing) yoga classes with Kali over the past couple months. As someone who has tried out at least a dozen (plus) studios in and around the Boston area over the past 3 years, I must say she is in the top 10% of instructors I’ve experienced. You can immediately tell… she has a deep understanding of the human body and how to SAFELY build strength, flexibility and release tension through movement and breath. Her classes are creative and diverse which is extremely important to me since I usually practice 4 times a week. She has the ability to create classes that challenge both seasoned practitioners AND beginners which is not an easy thing to do. Thanks Kali! I hope I get the privilege to take more classes with you very soon. Read more “Kristin F.”
Kali was excellent. She really took the time to focus on proper form in each posture and cued entries in ways I hadn’t heard before. She was clearly very knowledgeable on a different level regarding muscle function and postural alignment.
I took a beginners yoga class and Kali really taught us, on a level I have never experienced in a “yoga class” before. She is clearly both very knowledgeable and experienced and shares what she learned from many teachers and her own experiences, to help us avoid mistakes as she had or as she has… seen others make that can cause injury. And I have been injured in a yoga class before (yes it isn’t so impossible as it sounds!) I highly recommend her for such expertise combined with a bright and pleasant presence. -Elisa C. Read more “Elisa C.”
Kali was a great instructor for what I was looking for. We began working together in a Beginner Series and she was extremely good at going through some basic poses and the foundational aspects of yoga. From these classes I could tell she was very passionate about her work and showed a genuine interest in… her students. I immediately signed up for 1-on-1 sessions with her and couldn’t be happier. She took the time to understand my physical condition instead of just throwing out a generic routine. I have back issues and she catered the routine to help me out in those areas. Each session she would have something new to try or had looked at a different technique. My feeling was she actually cared, which is quite rare to find in my experience. She was extremely knowledgeable and you can tell she’s dedicated a lot of time to yoga. Another aspect I really enjoyed about Kali was that she attempted to hold you accountable and ensure you were putting in the work. Couldn’t make a stronger recommendation! Read more “Greg P.”
In each session, I benefit from Kali’s experience, knowledge, commitment, and passion. I highly recommend Kali to anyone seeking self betterment and health.
I was a former student of Kali’s amazing yoga class when she lived in Austin, Texas and I was a student in two of her wellness courses. My biggest take away or lesson that I learned from Kali is to respect and meet myself where I am. Her yoga classes were the highlight of my… week. I left feeling re-energized, appreciative and more connected to my body. To this day, I borrow heavily from Kali’s repertoire in my home yoga practice. Also, I wasn’t comfortable starting my own practice until I met Kali. I’m grateful to Kali, I’ve slowly implemented changes that have improved the quality of my life! I still enjoy her newsletters and look forward to enrolling in Kali’s online courses. Boston residents you are so fortunate that Kali lives in your area. Read more “Kim E.”
Kali is both knowledgeable and approachable, the perfect combination for a middle-aged beginner to the world of yoga, Reiki, and breath. In addition to group yoga practice, Reiki, and a workshop, I invested in a private yoga session where Kali put together a personalized home practice for me. It is amazing the difference a few… gentle moves, designed with expertise and compassion, have made in how I feel in both body and mind. Read more “Kristy R.”
How My Classes Are Different: Intention
When most people hear the word "yoga", they often envision athletic or super flexible people in colorful pants doing pretzel-like postures. Alternatively, they might imagine monks meditating in serene environments, far removed from the stressors of modern life.
When I say "I teach yoga", I mean that I teach a well-balanced combination of physical movement, breathing practices, and mental techniques designed to achieve a specific goal. Why? Because this blend is the best way to maintain the health and wellness of your overall mind-body system, and remain energized, relaxed, focused, and attentive throughout your busy day.
Yoga is easier, more interesting, and more effective with consistent practice. The effects are cumulative, and a crafted yoga practice containing all these elements can take under 30 minutes. In my targeted group classes, you'll not only be motivated to practice; you'll want to learn and do more. As such, 60-minute classes are offered in series format: 4-6 week minimum, no max. Pricing is based on distance/travel, frequency, group size, etc.
Yoga with a Physical Focus
The goal of a primarily physical, movement-based class series may be to:
- relieve the body of those niggling aches and pains caused by repetitive movements, poor body positioning, or sedentary work (e.g. Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Improved Flexibility)
- target improved posture and balance, which increases energy, improves mood, and alleviates fatigue that comes from keeping long hours (e.g. Yoga for Balance & Posture)
- teach you to practice yoga in a way that meets you where you're at physically and lifestyle-wise (e.g. Yoga for Beginners Over 40)
Depending on your goals, the movements I teach may be gentle, moderate, or strong, but anyone can do them; including you!
Yoga with a Breathing Focus
Breath-work is incorporated into all my yoga classes, and the goal of a primarily breath (energy)-based class series may be to:
- engage the parasympathetic nervous system so you can rest, sleep, and wake feeling refreshed (e.g. Yoga for Insomnia)
- improve mood patterns to lift you out of a funk or restore your sense of groundedness when you're feeling scattered and nervous (e.g. Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
- learn and practice a sampling of different breathing techniques to address specific mind-body conditions (e.g. Yoga for Healthy Breathing & a Healthy Life)
Yoga with a Mental Focus
The goal of a primarily mental-based class series may be to:
- counteract the negative effects of chronic, low-level stress and restore clarity in your life (e.g. Yoga for Stress Resilience)
- teach you to live more fully in the present moment (e.g. 5 Steps to Becoming More Mindful)
- enable you to finally make peace with food and your body (e.g. Yoga for Emotional Eating)
- help you find a meditation technique you enjoy and can stick with (e.g. Meditation Sampler)