K-Lea Gifford

(303) 819-9076
email K-Lea

K-Lea is available for private Yoga sessions and occasionally teaches special workshops & classes at 4 Corners Yoga owned by Kathy Curran. (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."

Thursday Evening Class @ 4 Corners Yoga
5:30 - 7 pm | Level 1/2 | $14
runs until Oct. 29

Saturday, October 17 @ 4 Corners Yoga
9- noon | 1 space left!

Friday 8:30 - 10 am | All Levels @ 4 Corners Yoga
October 9 Nan Cresto teaching
October 16 Nan Cresto teaching
October 23 K+Lea teaching
October 30 K+Lea teaching
runs until Oct. 29

Ongoing: Friday's 10:30 - 12:30 Yoga Practice Sangha @ 4 Corners Yoga
for Self-Responsible Sadhaka at Level 3/4
or more info call or email yoginiklea@gmail.com

Sunday, November 15 @ Sage Yoga Studio, Farmington, NM
9-noon | $45 |All Levels Welcome

Private Personal/Group Session $100
Special 4 package deal  (no expiration) 
$100 first session, $90 2nd session, 
$80 3rd session, locked in at 
$70 for every session thereafter.

Comments from 2013 participants
of Iyengar Yoga with K-Lea at Hollyhock

"I began taking yoga classes from K-Lea when she opened 12South Yoga in 1999. I have always thought of her as an inspired teacher and have over the years seen her grow and blossom as one of the most amazingly intuitive teachers I have ever had the fortune to experience.

When, in July 2013, I was able to attend her workshop at Hollyhock Retreat Centre, I was very excited for a week of great classes in such a beautiful, wild place. I was not disappointed. Her style and teaching, as well as her presence, radiated a deep understanding and grace that is nothing less than spiritual. Taking consideration for each student, K-Lea's classes build and flow, pose to pose based on subtle and complex themes which takes you on an inward journey to a place you barely knew existed. I felt so deeply alive at the end of this magical week.”

- Renee French, owner Practical Massage Therapy, Nashville, TN

"The natural beauty and intentional serenity of Hollyhock created an atmosphere of peace and possibility perfect for the practice of yoga. K-Lea artfully articulated the study of yoga with an intuitive understanding of both the subject and her students. Her teaching, firmly rooted in her own self-study, was creative, compassionate, and uniquely interpretive. The Iyengar Yoga Intensive at Hollyhock was not just a wonderful yoga experience; it was a wonderful life experience."

- Linda Williams, Yoga Studio Manager, Denver, CO