Kyla was born in Buffalo, NY. In 2009 she moved to Berlin to pursue her career as an artist and in 2015 she completed her MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT) Berlin.
Yoga and art are her two poles which balance and inform each other. For her, yoga is a practice in grounding, centering and returning to ourselves again and again.
She began practicing yoga with Ashtanga in 2004, did her teacher training in Mysore, India in 2012, and promptly returned to Berlin to teach at yellow yoga.
Kyla’s vinyasa classes reflect her foundation in Ashtanga yoga, as they follow the very basic structure of the Ashtanga sequence, using repetition and always including sun salutations, standing and balancing postures, backbends and inversions. Her Vinyasa classes use music to create a dance-like flow of the asanas, and play with different variations on the Ashtanga series, introducing new postures and reformulating the traditional sequences. Kyla focuses on creating a strong connection between breath and movement, and strives to create a space where yogis can sink into their own practice while simultaneously staying alert to new inspiration.
Ashtanga yoga is a practice developed in 1948 by Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India, and is the foundation for many forms of vinyasa yoga today. It is based on a set sequence of postures that never change. Ashtanga is practiced without music, and focuses on connecting the rhythm of the breath to the movement of the body. Kyla teaches an abbreviated version of the traditional primary series as a lead class open to all levels of experience. The sequence is dynamic and vigorous but at the same time steady and deep. Because the sequence of postures is always taught the same way, yogis can become familiar with the sequence, and eventually focus more on perfecting alignment and form. Ashtanga is often referred to as a moving meditation. The power of Ashtanga lies in the repetition. When the brain is not distracted by the extra noise of decoding instruction, through repetition, the superficial action becomes less demanding, and the inner revelations and transformations can slowly come forward.
tue 07.00-08.25/ en/ ashtanga/all levels/ Studio Sonne
tue 10.30-11.45/ en/ vinyasa/ level A+/ Gelber Raum
wed 07.00-08.30/ en/ ashtanga/ all levels/ Gelber Raum
th 17.30-19.00/ en/ vinyasa/level A+/ Studio Sonne
th 19.30-21.00/ en/ ashtanga/all levels/ Studio Sonne
sat 17.30-19.00/ en/ vinyasa/ level B/ Studio Sonne