Kyra Haglund, E-RYT and Somatic Psychotherapist, has been teaching yoga for more than thirteen years. She views yoga as a multilayered journey that inspires greater understanding of and connection to the true Self within. Kyra draws on her background as a dancer and somatic therapist to evoke inner grace and balance in a safe, creative environment. Her classes are holistic explorations of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
Kyra has lived and studied extensively in India, Nepal and the US. She practiced with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy, and also received guidance and certification to teach from Acharya V. Venkatesh of the Atma Vikasa Center in Mysore, India. In the US, Kyra has had the privilege of studying with and assisting Max Strom, Nancy Goodstein and Shari Friedrichsen of the Himalayan Institute. She is a co-creator and facilitator of the Santa Monica Yoga teacher training program and has taught numerous workshops across the country and abroad.
Along with teaching yoga, Kyra is completing her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California focusing on Military mental health. Kyra is also certified in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-body modality that works directly with the nervous system to relieve and resolve symptoms of trauma. Kyra believes yoga is a powerful tool for restoring a sense of safety and freedom to survivors of trauma. She integrates her neurobiology, psychotherapy, and yoga training to offer trauma sensitive yoga classes and workshops.
Believing that yoga creates a positive ripple effect within individuals and communities, Kyra is passionate about sharing yoga wherever she can. She has taught in yoga studios, shelters, non-profits, orphanages, universities, and international conferences. Kyra is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and energetic yoga teacher who truly loves her work. She currently lives and teaches in Los Angeles.