Kino MacGregor is an international yoga teacher, author of two books, producer of six Ashtanga Yoga DVDs, writer, vlogger, world traveler, co-founder of Miami Life Center (www.miamilifecenter.com) and founder of Miami Yoga Magazine (www.miamiyogamagazine.com). Her YouTube channel reached more than 2 million views within the last year (www.youtube.com/kinoyoga). She is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and practices through the Fourth Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
Without any background in movement training Kino MacGregor tried her first yoga class when she was nineteen. Three years later, she joined Govinda Kai’s Mysore-style classes in New York City and became a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner. After seven months of traditional Ashtanga practice Kino traveled to Mysore, India to meet her true teacher, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). Upon her return she began real self-practice by practicing alone and devoting herself entirely to the study and teaching of Ashtanga yoga. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others.
After spending a major portion of her life actively engaged in personal growth work, Kino returned to Miami Beach to create a space dedicated to the integration of yoga, holistic health and consciousness. In 2006, she and her husband Tim Feldmann founded Miami Life Center, where they workshops and intensives together while Kino directs the daily operations. Miami Life Center is a community built around yoga, holistic health and consciousness on Miami Beach www.miamilifecenter.com. Kino has produced six Ashtanga yoga DVDs (Kino MacGregor – A Journey, A Workshop; Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series; Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series; Ashtanga Yoga Third Series; Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga; Ashtanga Yoga Home Practice Series Backbends), an Ashtanga yoga practice card and a podcast. Sacred Fire, Kino’s first book, was published in June 2012 by Harmony Publishers UK and chronicles her personal discovery of Ashtanga Yoga and the spiritual path. Kino’s second book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga under contract with Shambhala Publishers to be released in 2013, is a detailed exploration of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Kino’s YouTube channel has quickly grown in popularity and provides practice tools for students of yoga all over the world (www.youtube.com/kinoyoga).
Kino is dedicated to carrying the torch of Ashtanga yoga all over the world and sharing the amazing tradition of Ashtanga yoga with everyone who is inspired to practice. Each year she visits Europe, Asia and the Americas sometimes traveling to more than 30 different cities in 15 different countries to share the message of Ashtanga Yoga. In her unique, inspirational and playful approach Kino helps all her students expand and deepen their understanding of yoga and life. Yoga found its expression through her message of spiritual strength, balanced flexibility and emotional peace.
Passionate about the environment, Kino pledges a monthly donation to Go Zero! to make her heavy travel schedule carbon neutral. With a Master’s Degree from New York University, Kino integrates her commitment to consciousness, lifelong learning and empowerment with her yoga teaching. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Mind Body Spirit, Yoga Joyful Living, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Ocean Drive Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Florida Travel & Life Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine as well as appearing on Miami Beach’s Plum TV and the CBS Today Show. She blogs for Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Myyogaonline and Yoga Magazine UK.