Kyle Shepard has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2007. Among the numerous workshops and courses he has completed the most influential include Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy and Applications of Breath-Centered Yoga Therapy, Judith Lasater’s restorative yoga teacher training, the teacher training at OM yoga Center, and Amy Matthew’s ongoing Embodied Anatomy and Kinesiology courses. His classes draw on a variety of yoga traditions as well as various body awareness and therapeutic practices to find an approach suitable for each individual student. Kyle’s class cultivates a nonjudgmental atmosphere that encourages the student to tune in to the wonder of each individual moment. Alignment, initiation, and intention are emphasized not only for safety and to optimize the benefits of the practice but also as an exercise in mindfulness and a way to explore yogic philosophy in action. A main goal of Kyle’s teaching is to have his students leave class with a greater connection to their bodies, opened in a way that facilitates deeper and more meaningful connections with those around them.