Teacher Spotlight: Kacy Harnedy

What made you want to teach yoga?

I took a Kripalu class and noticed the mental, spiritual and emotional shifts that occurred during and after the class and realized I want to do this for others.

How would you describe your classes/teaching style?

I teach a range of classes; vinyasa, hatha, yin, restorative, nidra, gentle but I think I melt into each one individually. I can bring the upbeat, positive energy to get into a beautiful flow or holding in hatha but I can also slow my pace, voice and breath in the cooling classes.

Top 5 songs to play in class:

Technicolor Beat

Light Me Up

Honey by Trace

Nectar Drop

Hummed Low Odesza

What's your favorite food?

I love fermented foods! Raw sauerkraut, pickled beets, etc. On EVERYTHING

What's your favorite asana (and why)?

I would say backbending of any kind. I tend to have a very tight back so it's a struggle but the release I gain after the breath is so beautiful.

What are your top 3 book recommendations for fellow yogis?

The Unthethered Soul

Heart of the Soul

The Four Agreements

Describe your perfect day off:

  • Sleeping in (hahaha, that's still 5:30ish)

  • Waking to tea on my porch

  • Some gentle movements

  • Walk my dog and listen to the birds

  • Take a class

  • Eat so many gluten free pancakes and fruit!

Definitely throw a nap in there and see where the day brings me!

Give us a fun fact about yourself:

I've always wanted to provide animal disaster relief around the world. I still plan to :)

What’s your life motto?

Our life goes where our energy flows