Kirk began yoga practice in 1996 to enhance athletic activities. The attraction to yoga deepened, leading to enrollment in the 500-hour teacher training program at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco (completed in 2004). Recently completed 100-hour Yoga Therapeutics and 50-hour Advanced Yoga Therapeutics training programs at Yoga Tree San Francisco.
Qualified as an E-RYT with 2500 hours teaching experience and has led two teacher training programs. Currently teaching four classes (mixed level and basics) per week as well as weekly private sessions, and has led introduction series and workshops since 2003.
Due to an engineering background, the Iyengar method’s attention to detail/alignment was attractive and is present in teaching style. Most recent yoga therapeutics training builds on that foundation/functional anatomy knowledge with added emphasis on healing and safety to accommodate acute and chronic issues.