Kayla is originally from Florida but has lived in California and New York as an adult. Her professional background is in Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations. She has called the Grand Valley home since she moved here October 2018 from Denver.
Kayla has been a classic “gym rat” since high school but was drawn to vinyasa yoga through a best friend in 2016. Kayla served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Truck Operator with two combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Yoga offers peace and release for symptoms of PTSD. She also loves the strength, flexibility, and health that the practice brings.
Kayla completed her RYT 200-hour certification in early 2019, with an emphasis on a Baptiste influenced training to deepen her own practice. Rachel Nelson, her Instructor, introduced her to Buti Yoga. Kayla fell in love with the movement, freedom, and the music. Kayla got certified to teach Buti in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 2019.