What People Are Saying
Kali is an highly knowledgeable practitioner, and her classes are enlightening, effective, and fun. She helps students stay focused on core elements, while softly encouraging them to grow in their abilities. Her friendly, nurturing personality is a great fit in this role, and she is by far the best teacher with whom I have had… the pleasure of working. Read more “Wendy F.”
I have recently started taking yoga classes with Kali as the instructor. I am quite new to yoga, and really appreciate her clear instructions as we move through the different poses. Kali has a wonderful vocal quality for teaching yoga – her voice is soft, calm, and relaxing. I look forward to taking more classes… with her! Read more “Amy D.”
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.”
I was 43 years old and I did not have great posture and was not that flexible so a part of me was hesitant in taking up yoga. Kali put me right at ease and told me that I was the perfect individual to start yoga since it can help my posture and increase my… flexibility. My posture and flexibility did improve and I had stronger control of my breathing by taking Kali’s class for a year. Many yoga instructors have a set routine of stretches they do class in and class out. Thankfully, Kali spends a lot of time outside of the yoga studio getting her class prepared for the upcoming week. Honestly, every week the class was different. You will like some weeks better than others but it will always be interesting and stimulating. The instructors that do the same class week in and week out gets boring. Plus your body benefits by always doing different stretches and positions. Read more “Justin G.”
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 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.”
I have been taking yoga classes from Kali, for about 2 years, and she is the ultimate professional. Her technical ability to teach is second to none, and her classes are physically, mentally, and spiritually what I need. I attended a few of her workshops…. I highly recommend her as a teacher.
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.”
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)