Kyra was born and raised in Columbia. She danced professionally with Boston Ballet for 17 years, achieving the rank of Principal Ballerina before she retired in 2000. All throughout her career she studied Pilates, yoga, the Burdenko method, and various other modalities as a means to explore the limits of the human body. When she retired, she completed her Pilates certification with Romana Kryzanowska, one of the last living disciples of Joseph Pilates. Pilates himself studied the ancient tradition of yoga back at the turn of the 20th century.
Kyra’s passion for movement and her deep understanding of proper body alignment lead her to Todd Norian and the Anusara style for her 200-hour yoga teacher training. She completed her 500-hour
training with world renowned philosopher and vinyasa teacher Rolf Gates. Her other teachers include, Baron Bapiste, John Friend, and Beryl Bender Birch. Her classes are designed to have equal parts strength and flexibility with seamless breath awareness to create a challenging and meditative flow. Kyra loves how yoga’s unique blend of physical and mental training translates directly to everything in life.