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About Me

Hi, I'm Kendra!

I am a sādhaka (one who is on the path of self-actualization), meditation and yoga coach, and multi-disciplinary artist. I live and work on unceded Coast Salish territory, most often the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ílwətaɬ, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Stó:lō people.

After studying and practicing yoga for 7 years, in 2017 I was initiated into the yogic tradition by Swami Vidyanand while studying Transformational Yoga in South India.


I am certified and registered with Yoga Alliance International & Yoga Alliance of India as a T.I.M.E. Meditation Teacher and Yoga Grandmaster (in layman's terms I am a yoga teacher's teacher) and I am certified to train yoga teachers up to the 500hour level. In 2019 I completed the Yoga Outreach Core Training for Trauma Informed Yoga. My work frequently centers the healing of marginalized communities such as those suffering from racism, sexism, poverty, and other forms of violence.

As a queer Black yoga teacher and survivor of childhood sexual violence I bring a compassionate trauma-informed and intersectional framework to my practice. I am always striving to create safer spaces for folks who experience marginalization and systemic violence to practice self-liberation within the yogic community.

I strive to combat white supremacy, and the gentrification and misappropriation of yoga by keeping it accessible to all, and honoring the practices as taught to me by those who have come before.

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