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 April 21, 2017
Inhalation and exhalation are two sides of the inner body. In this class with Kino, learn how breathe is the key to unlocking the mysteries of inner strength and accessing a calm, meditative mind. Only by mastering the breathe will you gain true access to the power centers deep within your pelvis, often referred to as the “bandhas”. These energy locks are both physical muscles that you can access and spiritual doors that you can walk through. Often the missing key to a flowing practice, the integration of breathe and bandha lead the way to the discovery of limitless power and lasting peace both in your yoga practice and in your life.
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10am - 12pm | Saturday April 22, 2017
Delve into the secrets of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, known as the Tristana method, and discover the magic of breath (pranayama), posture (asana) and focal point (dristhi). Break down the energetic alignment of key postures in the Ashtanga Yoga method and build the foundation for a meditative, awareness based practice. Starting off with the Sun Salutations and progressing through the Standing Postures, Kino guides you into a devotional practice that mergers the physical and subtle bodies and honors tradition while embodying the present. All levels.
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Saturday 22 April, 2017 | 2pm - 4pm
Deep twisting increases energy levels, cleanses the body and opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Find the perfect balance between activation and release in this new approach to twisting. Learn healthy technique to increase flexibility in your spine and shoulders while creating a solid foundation in your pelvis. Use the core strength of the body to support the twisting and extension. You will have fun with many levels of twists and even use the twisting position to enter some challenging arm balances!
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Sunday 23 April, 2017 | 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 23 April 2017 | 2pm - 4pm
No matter how long you practice handstand is a benchmark of strength and steadiness that transcends physical disciplines. From yoga to martial arts to gymnastics a stable handstand is the key test of alignment and mastery. The only thing you need to join this class is a love of handstands. Whether you are a total beginner or have a stable handstand you will learn tools to build strength and alignment while balancing on your hands. Leave with a strength building program that you can do every day to develop the physical and emotional strength to support your hand standing journey.
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$100 per session or $450 for the whole weekend (All sales are final)