Kauri Dynes



Kauri Dynes

Kauri is a student in the Curry School of Education’s B/MT Master of Teaching program. She is pursuing a certification for teaching Secondary Social Studies as well as Middle School Math. After her introduction to yoga doing Power Yoga workout videos in her basement during high school, she joined a fledgling yoga club at UVA, UYoga. She spent her first three years at UVA teaching for the club and growing it from 5 girls to a large group of co-eds, bringing new instructors on and expanding UVA’s free yoga offerings. She began her teaching simply jumping in with the club, and then pursued her 200 RYT yoga training at a Rocket Yoga studio in Cincinnati called Yoga Ah. Since then her style has moved more toward more Hatha Yoga, and she gears her classes to be both challenging and welcoming, encouraging all participants to take what they need from their practice and leave the rest. She loves teaching yoga to her fellow students, and hopes to incorporate yoga and mindfulness practices into her future classroom.