Kiawna Brewster

My yoga journey began in 2014 when I started my first year of graduate school in Long Beach, California. What began as a casual workout routine turned into the most essential outlet for me to relieve myself from the emotional struggles that came along with navigating life in academia. While my life continued to be abundant with change and transitions, my practice has always been the one thing that really remained. My mat is the place where I feel safe, empowered, strong--and dare I even say graceful!

I moved to Madison to begin my PhD in English in 2017, where I discovered Inner Fire. It is here that the seed was planted for me to pursue my teacher training, and it is this very community that helped me believe that I was capable and deserving of doing so.

I traveled to India this past June where I completed my 200 hour program in Rishikesh, known as the birthplace of yoga. This was hands down the best decision I have ever made. I learned so much from my teachers, my classmates, and the vibrant energy of the place itself. I spent the entire month diving deep into what it really means to practice yoga--beyond the physical asanas, and the beautiful things that come from furnishing a mind-body connection.

It is my desire to incorporate all that I have learned into the way that I teach yoga. I have so much love and respect for this practice and the way it opens up such pathways that bring us closer to ourselves. It is important to me to cultivate a class environment that embraces all bodies and promotes unapologetic self-care.

I am so honored to be able to be a part of this community, and look forward to flowing together! Namaste, fellow yogis.