K-Lea Gifford

(303) 819-9076

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K-Lea is available for private Yoga sessions and teaches special workshops & classes at 4 Corners Yoga owned by Kathy Curran in Durango, CO and Sage Yoga Studio owned by Sara Tweedie in Farmington, NM.

K-Lea attained her first Iyengar certification in 1999. She was the founder/owner of two Yoga studios in Nashville, TN of which 12South Yoga is still successfully sharing the art of Iyengar Yoga. She is currently Iyengar Certified at the Intermediate Junior 2 Level and has made several trips to Pune, India to study with the Iyengars. Her personal background in gymnastics and certification in body-oriented transpersonal psychotherapy, meditation and breath-work have enriched her teaching immensely. K-Lea is Certified with International Association of Yoga Therapists.

As a young teenager K-Lea was surrounded by Yogis. Her mother, June LaSalvia, was her first teacher. K-Lea was exposed to several styles of Yoga until she was 22 then narrowed her focus solely to Iyengar Yoga during her pregnancy with her daughter, Chelsea. Seeking to dive deeper into the minutia of alignment, she began training for Iyengar certification and teaching full-time in 1990.

K-Lea is a current member and certified with IYNAUS.org as well as IAYT.com. K-Lea has taught special events for Yoga Journal and appears in the Gaiam Living Arts Video "Conditioning for Life”. She has led several workshops in the United States and Canada and for several years provided itinerant subbing services for yoga studios/instructors. K-Lea continues her professional development through her studies with many inspiring senior Iyengar teachers.

Teacher Statement: "I teach classes for all levels from new beginners to advanced practitioners and teachers. I enjoy instructing special needs classes such as pregnancy, restorative, and back care classes."

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Personal Yoga Session for you or your group
$ 100. for first hour
$ 90. 2nd hour
$ 80. 3rd hour
$ 70.  subsequent hours thereafter
*ask about sliding scale if necessary for your situation

2016 Class Schedule

Friday, December 9
11:30 - 1 pm | Jumpings | Drop-in $14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Saturday, December 10
9 am - 10:30| 
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Wednesday, December 14
9:30 - 11 am | All Levels | Drop-in $14
12 - 1 pm | Gentle Yoga | Drop-in $13
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

2017 Class Schedule
Saturday, January 7
9 am - 10:30| 
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, January 9 | Entering the Temple
Yoga Sequence for Headaches
9 am - noon | $45 | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, March 5 | Stress Happens
Yoga Sequence for High Blood Pressure/Stress
9 am - noon | $45 | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, May 7 | Change is the only Constant
Yoga Sequence for Woman-O-Pause
9 am - noon | $45 | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, July 9 | Walk your Dog
Yoga Sequence for Legs | Hamstrings
9 am - noon | $45 | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, September 10 | Support Yourself
Yoga Sequence for Backache
9 am - noon | $45 | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, October 8 | Get Over Yourself
9 - 10:15 am | Yoga Sequence for Knees
10:30 - 11:45 am | Yoga Sequence for Neck | Shoulders
$20 per class | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, November 12| Empower Yourself
Yoga Sequence for Depression | Anxiety
9 am - noon | $45 | All Levels
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM