Sedona

Sedona is an ArtistYoga Teacher


Biography

Sedona Alvarez is an artist and yoga teacher who’s deep commitment to a living yoga practice is the driving force behind empowering offerings that encourage you to explore and connect with your deep intuitive self.

After earning a BFA in Design from the University of Kansas in 2012, Sedona went searching for more knowledge and found yoga in the process.  Upon earning a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification in 2013 through LifePower Yoga with Sue Park and Kelly Gough, Sedona became immersed in teaching and has been cultivating community in Kansas City ever since.  A lifelong student, Sedona continues to grow deeper into the practice by carving out opportunities to learn as much as possible.  Having been accepted to Colorado School of Yoga with Gina Caputo and Tracey Garcia, Sedona is currently in the process of earning credentials to become a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  Other recent adventures include founding Yoga + Hiking, assisting yoga teacher training programs, curating art shows, and leading workshops and retreats.

Sedona truly meets you where you are at and encourages you to embrace your own unique experience.  With a trauma informed approach that is anchored in the belief that everybody deserves to benefit from the practices of yoga, Sedona mindfully crafts classes to be safe and accessible for all.  Rich with creativity, peppered with humor and woven together with pearls of wisdom, Sedona’s sequences are intelligently designed to help you find more freedom in every facet of life.

Outside the studio, Sedona can be found making art, playing music, traveling the world, book reading, coffee drinking, cat snuggling, or hiking in the woods with the happiest dog ever, Ruby Joon.

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To Live Artfully means to express from a place of radical authenticity.  I believe that if we listen and are honest with ourselves, we can use sacred art making along with the practice of yoga to maneuver through life with more joy and ease.

Both art and yoga mirror life.  Life is messy.  My commitment to art making + yoga practice has taught me that there is magic in the mess.  Everything is always in a state of flux.  Our inner and outer landscapes constantly shift.  Every day we are presented with new challenges.  We have two choices: to stagnate, or to walk through the fires of change. Fire is unique in it’s ability to transform any given substance.  Yoga is the practice of learning how to bravely walk through the brilliant, sometimes fear inducing flames with more understanding.  Through yoga, we learn to deal with consistent and inevitable change by staying connected to the divine part of ourselves that never changes.

My mission is to guide others through the fires of transformation with loving kindness.  I aim to inspire others to use the creative outlets of art + yoga to extract ample meaning and joy from life.  You will never come to my class to be instructed on how to be “better”.  You will learn how to be real with yourself.  I am not interested in meeting the “best version of yourself”, because I do not believe that exists.  There is no perfect, and that’s perfect.  I simply encourage you to be yourself.  Come as you are and move from there, I promise there is a space for you. 

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