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Kip Kern-Taylor

Kip's passion for movement began at a young age when her father introduced her to her first dance class.

After years of study and performance in Northern California and the SF Bay Area, she had the opportunity to travel internationally while continuing her dance and Liberal Arts studies at SFSU.

It wasn't until she sustained a serious knee injury that she came into the world of yoga.

Although it was initially introduced to her as a part of her physical therapy program, Kip soon discovered a deep love and respect for the medicine that the practice had to offer.

Kip is passionate about holistic nutrition and plant medicine. In 2006, she received her certification as a Nutrition Educator from Bauman College and has studied plants with Herbalists Kami McBride and Dr. Aviva Romm.

She is a Reiki Master Teacher and has been offering healing treatments and group trainings since 2005.

Outside of the studio, Kip enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, as well as playing with new formulas for her organic skincare products and herbal remedies Ahimsa Living.

Kip has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2005.

She received her 250 Hour teacher training certifications in Los Angeles, California and in Dharamsala, India.

In 2010 she studied Vippassana meditation and Traditional Thai Healing at a monastery in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

She continues to study Applied Yoga Integration with Jory Serota of New York and recently received her Yoga Ball Therapy Certification with Jill Miller of Los Angeles.

Kip is currently working toward her 500 Hour Certification in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga.

Her classes are a blend of traditional Hatha flow sequences and therapeutic movements designed to both strengthen and create a sense of spaciousness in the body. Kip enjoys incorporating yoga conditioning exercises for muscle tone and also restorative/therapeutic postures to encourage nervous system support. She welcomes anyone who appreciates finding that balance between challenging their edge and breathing into the stillness of their center-place.