Without any background in movement training, Kino MacGregor tried her first yoga class when she was nineteen. Three years later, she joined Govinda Kai's Mysore-style classes in New York City and became a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner. After seven months of traditional Ashtanga practice, Kino traveled to Mysore, India to meet her true teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Upon her return, she began real self-practice by practicing alone and devoting herself entirely to the study of Ashtanga yoga. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the certification to teach Ashtanga yoga. She completed the third series of Ashtanga yoga and is now learning the fourth series with Sharath.
Kino is also a life coach and Ph.D. student in holistic health with a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University. After spending a major portion of her life actively engaged in personal growth work, Kino returned to Miami Beach to create a space dedicated to the integration of yoga, holistic health, and consciousness. In 2006, she and her husband Tim Feldmann founded Miami Life Center, where they now teach daily classes and workshops together.
She has produced six Ashtanga yoga DVDs [Kino MacGregor – A Journey, A Workshop (2008); Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series (2008); Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series (2009); Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga with Kino MacGregor, Greg Nardi and Tim Feldmann (2011); Ashtanga Yoga: Third Series (2012); Yoga for Beginners (2014)]; and a primary series practice sheet. In July 2012, she published a memoir, Sacred Fire: My Journey Into Ashtanga Yoga. In June 2013, she published The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, a comprehensive view of the practice interwoven with her motivating insights and guidance. In July 2013, she released her first chanting CD, The Mantra Collection Vol. 1. In September 2015, she published The Power of Ashtanga Yoga II: The Intermediate Series.
Kino is dedicated to sharing the amazing tradition of Ashtanga yoga with its growing number of practitioners. Teaching locally and internationally, she leads yoga classes, yoga workshops, and yoga retreats in traditional Ashtanga yoga, holistic health, and total life transformation. In her unique, inspirational and playful approach, Kino MacGregor helps her students expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life.
6-8pm Friday March 29, 2019
Learn a new paradigm for your practice where less effort equals more results. Drop into the inner body and discover healing, quietness and wisdom. Start off with a meditation and end with a deep flow practice.
This class is the antidote to the goal-oriented mindset. Understand what it means to practice with non-attachment and be in a fully surrendered state. This class is an impartation of the most subtle teachings of yoga.
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10am - 12pm | Saturday March 30, 2019
Join Kino for a technical and alignment driven practice along with a discussion about half primary series. Although many poses in the Primary Series are also practiced in other yoga methodologies, and from the outside looking in, they may appear the same and even have the same name; many of these asanas actually have a unique approach when practiced in Ashtanga. Learn about the technique and alignment that is specific to the Ashtanga Yoga primary series and how this approach can help you move forward in your practice.
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Saturday 30 March, 2019 | 2pm - 4pm
Break a sweat while learning to safely balance on your hands, have fun while challenging yourself and gain access to your own inner strength.
The magic of the arm balance is demystified and made approachable so that every practitioner who is not afraid to put in the work can feel the beauty of flight. When done correctly arm balances can build self-esteem, increase energy flow and heal old injuries. Every student will leave with proven techniques to safely build the structural support necessary for stability in all strength based postures.
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Sunday 31 March, 2019 | 10am - 12pm
Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.
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Sunday 31 March 2019 | 2pm - 4pm
If you enjoy a challenge but think you are too stiff to ever bend your back then this is the perfect class for you. By understanding how to work your body in a safe way you will learn what it takes to really bend over backwards with no fear. The secrets of deep backbends are available to you through the integration of sound anatomical principles, healthy alignment techniques and intensely fun stretches. The dynamic movement mechanics of bending your spine are the key to limitless flows of energy and in this class you will begin to explore you natural potential for deep backbends with safety, support and enthusiasm.
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$100 per session or $450 for the whole weekend (All sales are final)
Applications will be assessed on February 1st, 2019