Kirstee Yoakum

kirsteeYoga found me at the age of 16. I was a teen walking awkwardly through the fields of life. I had lost my father to the war in Iraq and, for two years, had been consumed by his loss. Outwardly, I carried on, though I was in need of some deep internal healing. My first exposure to yoga was a true representation of the clumsy struggle I had been living. For the majority of the class I confused heat for anger and frustration, I battled internally with my thoughts and emotions, and I neglected to listen. However, this began to change after the instructor walked past me uttering one word… SURRENDER.

That first class led me to my purpose. At the end of Savasana, not only did I want to come back to class, but I wanted to lead it. I went on to do teacher trainings with YogaFit completing Levels 1,2,3, seniors and level 1 refresh. I was hired at that very gym and taught in the same room where I started. Since, I have moved about always carrying my yoga close to me in teaching and personal practice. I traveled north where I attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage completing my B.S. in Nutrition. After adventuring there, I warmed up on the beaches of sunny Florida for a few years.

Roughly seven years from my first class as a student, I find myself new to the area… elated and ready to share all of what yoga has to offer with you.

I hope you will join me on this journey.


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