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. (See Current Schedule) K-Lea is Iyengar certified at the Intermediate Junior Level II.

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 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 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 teachers namely Patricia Walden and John Schumacher.

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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Private Session $ 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

Sunday, October 2 | Just Do It
Creating and Maintaining a Home Practice
9 am - noon | $45 | Level 2 and above
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM


Thursday, October 6
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Friday, October 7
9:30 - 11 am | All Levels | Drop-in $14

Saturday, October 8

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

Friday, October 14
9:30 - 11 am | All Levels | Drop-in $14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Thursday, October 20
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14

Thursday, October 20
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Friday, October 21
9:30 - 11 am | All Levels | Drop-in $14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Saturday, October 22
Chair Yoga Workshop Co-Taught with Kathy Curran | $70
9:30 - noon | Standing poses & Inversions 
| Drop-in $40
2 - 5 pm | Backbends & Restorative Poses | Drop-in $40
Open to 
All Levels with experience
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Thursday, October 27
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Thursday, November 3
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Thursday, November 10
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Thursday, November 17
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Saturday, November 19
9 am - 10:30| 

Thursday, December 1
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Friday, December 2
9:30 - 11 am | All Levels | Drop-in $14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Sunday, December 4 | Relax, Don't Do It
Yoga & Pranayama for Restoration and Relaxation
9 am - noon | $45 | Level 2 and above
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Thursday, December 8
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1 - 2 |$14
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

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

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