Kyonghwa began her yoga journey in 1996 and has been a daily Ashtanga practitioner since 2005. She has completed Primary, Second, and Third Series teacher training with Tim Miller, as well as teacher training with Adarsh Williams. She is a registered yoga & certified Pilates teacher, and has extensive experience employing therapeutic yoga with those who need to improve their flexibility & mobility.
Kyonghwa has taught Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 2008. She loves the Ashtanga yoga practice wherein physical movement using breath, bandhas and driisti results in a meditative state. She believes daily Ashtanga Yoga practice, over time, moves one from the physical practice to a recognition of the spiritual aspects of yoga. Kyonghwa's love of yoga in general and Ashtanga in particular has led her to open Ashtanga Yoga Monterey to serve those who want to learn and/or practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga is a discipline of breath and movement that creates mindfulness and clarity. Its combination of physical rigor and spirituality can free your thoughts from the clutter of day-to-day life so you can achieve joy and tranquility. These are not platitudes for me; I learned their truth firsthand after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Physical activity and athletics have always been an important part of my life. The course of treatment for my cancer—surgery, chemotherapy and radiation—jeopardized that outlet for stress and anxiety as well as filling my mind with constant worry and uncertainty.
I turned to yoga to center myself and find strength. To my surprise, it not only helped me to combat the mental and physical effects of my treatment, but it gave me a new self awareness that enabled me to put my experience with cancer in perspective. Then I discovered Ashtanga, which satisfied my need for physical discipline and rigor and also helped me to rediscover the feeling of well-being and contentedness that cancer had taken away.
Feeling the transformative power of yoga in my life, I want to share this experience with others. As a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, I am dedicated to the Ashtanga method. My daily practice and the experience of initiating others into Ashtanga have become a focus of my life
After practicing yoga for most of her adult life Robin Enochs began teacher training solely to deepen her personal practice. Throughout teacher training she gained amazing friendships and developed a love for the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and sharing it with others. Her teacher, Terry Johnson, introduced Robin to practicing with Greg Tebb and Manju Jois, all of whom she has an amazing amount of respect and gratitude.
"I love Ashtanga, it just makes sense to me! I have a lifelong commitment to healthy eating cooking and being physically active. Yoga has become a large part of my life which I enjoy sharing with others. I respect the science of Ashtanga yoga; the physical practice (asana) and the mind body connection, the challenge of the strengthening and the comfort of the calm".
" I love teaching, working with individual bodies and guiding others through their own practice. Everybody is different and yoga is for every ‘body’. I feel fortunate to have met Kyonghwa and Ed and to be a part of the Ashtanga community they started and continue to develop here on the Monterey Peninsula".
Heidi began practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 2002, and has been teaching for more than a decade. Heidi traveled to Mysore, India in 2006 and studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She completed first and second series teacher trainings with her primary teacher, Tim Miller, and continues to study with him whenever possible. She also completed teacher trainings with David Swenson, Nancy Gilgoff, and Dena Kingsberg. Heidi is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.
Heidi began studying Ayurveda in 2010, and is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). In 2016, she obtained her Masters of Arts in Ayurveda from the Mount Madonna Institute. Heidi blends ayurveda into her yoga practice and teachings.