With an intention to help others, I spent many years working as an attorney, teacher, community activist before I became a yoga instructor. My own yoga practice, inspiring teachers, and my friends revealed to me my calling to teach peace through yoga. My goal is to create a safe place where students can practice yoga together and let go of all judgment, ego, distractions and doubt. In what has been described as a "soulful vinyasa flow style," I emphasize alignment while leading a strong, steady-paced “moving meditation” accessible to all levels.
I completed my first 200-hour Teacher Training at Moksha Yoga Center in 2008-9, and my advanced Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 at Yogaview. I continue to study meditation, anatomy and yoga daily through my personal practice and through classes and workshops with luminaries around the world. I am currently participating in an advanced training with Sharyn Galindo at North Shore Yoga, diving deeper into yoga philosophy, pranayama and ayurveda.
Off the Mat
When I'm not practicing, teaching, reading and writing about yoga, I love to hike, ski, snow shoe, walk the beach, stand-up paddle board, slack-line, dance with my kids, and talk for hours with friends.
A life-long student, I enjoy studying the sacred texts of yoga and other spiritual traditions. To maintain balance, I strive to align my life with the living principles of yoga, the values and wisdom of Judaism and the rhythm of the Hebrew calendar. My yoga and Jewish practices inform each other and provide tools and structure toward living an authentic, peaceful, whole life.
I recently participated in a weekend immersion for Jewish educators sharing my work of teaching yoga as a spiritual practice. Please read more about the Kenissa Cross Training here.