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Kyra Haglund

Kyra Haglund

Kyra Haglund, MSW candidate, SEP, E-RYT, 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. For more information please visit

An Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Sunday May 12th • 10:00 - 11:30 am

This 90 minute yoga class is designed for individuals who have been impacted by traumatic experience and yoga teachers who work with survivors of trauma. This includes events such as accidents, attacks, natural disasters, and combat, as well as chronic exposure to abuse, poverty, neglect, divorce, violence or loss.

Those impacted by traumatic experiences or environments often feel unsafe in their own bodies. Survivors may struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, and/or an inability to differentiate between real or perceived threats. When offered sensitively, Yoga can help trauma survivors learn to trust their bodies again and feel more comfortable in their environments. Yoga can also help restore confidence through practical self-regulation skills.

Trauma sensitive yoga is an approach to yoga teaching that takes into consideration the specific needs of trauma survivors. This workshop offers a basic overview of the physiology of trauma and how it shows up in the body. It also teaches tools to better support and expand personal resiliency. Kyra will share important tools from Somatic Experiencing, a technique that helps to resolve the symptoms of trauma such as dissociation, anxiety, chronic dysregulation, depression and addiction. You will learn how to incorporate these tools into your yoga practice or teaching.

Suitable for all levels

Yoga Rave - The Rhythm of Yoga & Ritual of Groove

Saturday May 11th • 6:30 pm

This ritual is designed to wake up the body, clear the mind, and free the spirit.

The practice begins with a grounded vinyasa sequence deeply rooted in connection with the breath. Then, in co-creation with Kyra & DJ Drez, the practice builds into a conscious unfolding of free-form movement and creative energy. Guided by the music and our combined energy, we dance into amplified bliss! This is a celebration of spirit, vitality and present moment inspiration. We then come full circle and gently move back towards grounding, stillness and a sweet savasana.


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