Kavisa invites you to join her in the journey of inner investigation of the body, breath and mind. After 17+ years of yoga practice, Kavisa has found that yoga helps:
- Nourish the authentic self
- Connect with ones body in a loving way
- Create space for introspection and Svādhyāya (self-study)
- Harness the power of breath
- Uncover negative patterns (samskaras) for self-development
- Move emotions through the body
- Strengthen muscles and increase flexibility
Kavisa is a native New Yorker now living in Sacramento, CA. She started practicing yoga in 2003 during university to complement her marathon training. She enjoyed awakening muscle groups and joints that otherwise would be neglected or stressed by miles of running.
Yoga took on a new level of meaning while Kavisa was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania. She began to explore the philosophy of yoga. The movement of poses cleared her mind and fed her spirit. The practice helped her manage stress and unpack past traumas. She became more at home within her own body and mind – embracing new dimensions of herself where she could live life more fully.
Inspired to share how yoga can nourish the authentic self and physical and mental health Kavisa decided to become a certified yoga teacher. She received her 200-hour certification from Laughing Lotus in New York City in May 2014, training with Essence Wall (@sherocksyoga), Dana Trixie Flynn, Mary Dana Abbott and Emily Stone.
Kavisa teaches yoga to both adults and children. Her style can be described as a thematic practice weaving in vinyasa yoga, philosophy (based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali), mudras (hand gestures), meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) set to flow inspiring music. Kavisa’s ‘gentle yoga’ classes provide space for yogis of all ages and ability to practice the healing aspects of yoga. In ‘mixed levels (power) yoga’ classes you’ll have the opportunity to explore a few challenge poses along with a vinyasa flow. Kavisa invites you to embrace the freedom to safely move like yourself – coming into your body, mind and breath.
Kavisa’s personal practice includes iRest Meditation, Yoga Nidra (a research-based protocol used by Healthcare professionals). This 10 step protocol uses BodySensing and BreathSensing to help you calm your nervous system, integrate difficult thoughts & emotions, and connect with your essential nature and somatic well-being.
Yoga Teacher at California Family Fitness
2014 – 2020
Taught mixed level, gentle and power vinyasa classes at multiple CFF gym locations
Sequenced a thematic practice weaving in yoga philosophy, pranayama (breathing exercises), mudras (hand gestures) and meditation set to flow inspiring music
Kids Yoga Teacher at Alan Rowe College Prep
2014 – 2015
Instructed daily yoga classes for Kindergarten – 4th graders
Kids Yoga Teacher
2014 – present
Utilizing child friendly poses, naming conventions and breathing exercises.
Providing a fun & structured framework to help children learn a nourishing way to quiet their minds, exert excessive energy, connect with their bodies and breath.