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."

Fee Schedule for Private Session $ 100.
$ 90. 2nd session
$ 80. 3rd session
$ 70.  sessions thereafter

2016

Friday, February 5th  All Levels Class
9:30 - 11 am | Drop-in's $14
Feb. 5 | 19 | 26  K+Lea teaching
Feb. 12 Nan leading class

4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Sunday, February 7 | Overcoming Fear
Yoga for developing and progressing in Inversions
9 am - noon | $45 | Level 2 and above
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM


Saturday, February 27 | Yoga for Back Health

Back Care 1 (gentle and chronic issues) | 9 - 10:30 | $25 ($45 all 3 hours)
Back Care 2 (moving on and strengthening) | 10:30 - noon | $25 ($45 all 3 hours)
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Saturday, March 19| Yoga Kurunta
Ropes 1 | 9 am - noon |  $45 | Level 2 and above | limited to 9 students
Ropes 2 | 2 - 5 | $45 | Level 2 and above | limited to 9 students
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Sunday, April 3 | Opening our Hearts
Yoga for expanding in Back Extension Poses
9 am - noon | $45 | Level 2 and above
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Friday, April 22 | Bhakti Yoga Practice
Back Extension Poses for Heart Opening
2-4 | $20 | Level 2 and above
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Saturday, May 7 | Overcoming Fear
Yoga for developing and progressing in Inversions
Introduction to Inversions | All Levels | 9 - 10:30 | $25 ($45 all 3 hours)
Refining Inversions | Level 2 and above 10:30 - noon | $25 ($45 all 3 hours) 
4 Corners Yoga, Durango

Sunday, June 12 | Growing a Lotus
Yoga for Hip Flexibility
9 am - noon | $45 | Level 2 and above
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

Sunday, August 7 | Support Yourself
Yoga for Back Care (Chronic & Moving on)
Back Care 1 | 9 - 10:30 | $25 ($45 all 3 hours)
Back Care 2 |  10:30 - noon | $25 ($45 all 3 hours)
Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM

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

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