Welcome and thanks for visiting! I have been practicing yoga since the late 90’s and teaching since 2002.
I have two 200 hour level teacher training certifications.
One from Sun Moon Studios in Mankato, MN which was an eclectic yoga training teaching from a variety of traditions (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Kundilini, Hatha….) heavily focused on the asana practice.
The second, at Yoga North in Duluth, which at the time was Himalayan tradition hatha yoga focused and rich with yogic philosophy. I have also taken a variety of workshops over the years including with world renown teachers David Swensen (Ashtanga) and Desiree Rumbaugh (Anusara).
I have training in trauma-informed yoga from Firefly Yoga International. I have taught at Yoga North, the Duluth Area YMCA, UMD Psychology Department, trauma-informed yoga at the Human Development Center and at the Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault, Yoga for Runners at the Duluth Running Company, Yoga for Kids, and a variety of open classes in the community.
I can teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, children’s yoga, restorative yoga, and trauma-informed yoga. I have training in Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction. I have researched the Science of Happiness and developed a training based on science, neurobiology, and positive psychology. I have a Master’s in Social Work and work full-time at St. Louis County Public Health & Human Services as a Planner specializing in Organizational Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Continuous Improvement and Staff Development. Pop on over to www.svalja.yoga to visit Kyle’s website.