Kerrie is an RYT 500 Prana Flow yoga teacher and transformational coach with a background in holistic health, mind-body nutrition, dynamic eating psychology, and personal development. Keep reading this Q&A to learn a little more about the love behind what makes her classes so powerful!
What was your most memorable class (as a student) and why?
One of my most memorable classes was during a continuing education teacher training called Soma Vinyasa that I completed last spring in Malibu with one of my root teachers Shiva Rea. I think of Soma vinyasa as a restorative yoga practice in motion. The depth of replenishment that I felt from this particular sequence of gentle and fluid movements connected with breath made a lasting imprint on me.
What is your favorite asana? Has it always been this asana or has it changed over the course of your practice?
I’ve always loved hip openers. . . half pigeon, double pigeon, reclined pigeon, floating pigeon. I’m also a restorative asana lover – supported bridge pose and legs up the wall are two shapes that I rely on regularly to drop into my parasympathetic response and nourish my nervous system.
Who has been your most profound teacher of yoga and why?
Shiva Rea’s prana vinyasa teachings and my teacher’s Shiva Rea, Jess Lazar, and Shawn Parell have most profoundly influenced my personal practice and teacher’s path. When I took my first prana vinyasa class with Shawn Parell in 2009, I felt a strong resonance with the practice and experienced an inner knowing that I would delve deeper into this well of teachings. My teacher Jess Lazar has especially supported me in cultivating a personal practice that feels continuously evolving, healing, and where I can invoke strength alongside ease.
How would you sum up yoga to a benevolent alien visitor?
For me yoga is a practice of cultivating awareness and aligning with my true Self through conscious breath, fluid movement, and moments of stillness and meditation.
Do you have a favorite yoga quote?
“We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow.” ~Shiva Rea
What do you love most about being a part of True Nature?
I most love the conscious community, high vibrational energy, and commitment to service. It is a joy and blessing to be a part of True Nature!