Kiara McBain RYT500, YACEP



Background: Ki Yoga

Kiara's personal practice spans nearly twenty years and in that time she has learned from innumerable teachers. However, it was her years working for Yoga Journal magazine that she holds most dear. Kiara's time on the Yoga Journal Events team afforded her the opportunity to practice and learn from most of the world-renowned yoga instructors, which has contributed to the unique form of yoga she teaches: Ki Yoga.

It was this diverse exposure to world renowned yoga instructors, coupled with extensive extra curricular studies that helped create Ki Yoga. The name was born from the Japanese concept of life-force energy and her personal nickname, Ki. Though Kiara's classes have a strong base in functional anatomy, the focus is always set higher, to work with the subtle energy body (Ki) as well as the gross physical body.

Kiara McBain Experience, Training & Certifications


Studio Classes

5p Breath + Oneness, Capitola

12:15p Om Studios, Carmel

12:30p Om Studios, Monterey
5:30p Om Studios, Monterey


What Kiara's Students are saying...

"Kiara was awesome to work with and a pleasure to learn from. Since my wife had been doing Yoga for a few months now, I figured she'd have a more informed opinion than me. So, I was curious as to what she thought - "Oh, she was perfect! I wouldn't mind doing this with her again and bringing some of the ladies!" Awesome teacher, down-to-earth, and totally worth recommending!" — Justin, (Private Yoga)

"I recently tried her Mountain Yoga class and the whole time I felt as if someone needed to pinch me and bring me back to reality! An awesome hike, with Yoga sessions in between and a social (optional) gathering for a late lunch after. It was a great time, and I look forward to the next one! " — Marley, (Mountain Yoga)

"Kiara is gifted with strength and intuition, and is an incredible leader.  She has a deep understanding of all aspects of yoga, and her classes incorporate a vast knowledge of anatomy, history, and energy.  When Kiara is leading a class, workshop, or training, you sense quickly that you are in very capable hands, and you will leave more open, stronger, wiser, and a little closer to unlocking the secrets of the universe." — Elizabeth, (Teacher Training & Workshops)