About Kinetic Guidance

Samantha holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Colorado State University in biological science, with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2004 and is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor (CIYT), Certified yoga therapist (IAYT). Her passion is teaching and sharing knowledge about the human body and facilitating optimal health in her clients and students. Her comprehensive massage training includes deep tissue, sports, structural integration, myofascial, pre- and post-natal, lymphatic, and trigger point therapy. She recently began training in cranial sacral therapy.

FullSizeRender (5)Samantha has extensive experience working with injury and rehabilitation, supported by her clinical, deep tissue, myofascial and sports massage training. Samantha has gained over 1500 hours of clinical experience working in an occupational health clinic, under the guidance of Dr. Karen Weisman, MD. She also spent several years working as a doula trained by Rima Star and assisting women in childbirth using massage, yoga, herbs and breathing techniques.

Samantha’s yoga education includes 15 years of study in the Iyengar and Ayurvedic style. She emphasizes alignment and how to correct postural deviations through yoga asana and pranayama. She also creates curriculum for yoga teacher training programs and healing arts school, including CRSMT’s Costa Rica School of Yoga.

Samantha has taught in multiple yoga teacher trainings including the Austin yoga school and is a lead teacher and director of education for the teacher training program at the Costa Rica school of yoga.








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What you will gain from the workshops

Build a solid foundation for musculoskeletal anatomy of the major muscle groups, joints, and bones

Understand some of those abstract terms like “tuck your tailbone” and “engage your thigh muscles”

Learn to speak the language of anatomy to build confidence in communicating about the body to other practitioners, teachers, students or health care professionals

Learn to work with yoga asana to correct common postural habits that cause discomfort for a majority of the western world

Understand the complicated joints such as the knee, SI joint and the shoulder joint

Explore how muscles work together to create alignment and how this knowledge will help you to create effective sequences to enhance your personal asana practice and/or classes you teach

Learn to work intelligently to avoid injury and be able to modify poses for pre-existing injury in yourself and/or students you work with

Learn the subtle anatomy of chakras, nadis and ayurvedic doshas

Learn to design more effective sequences of yoga asana for home practice or classes

Go home with several sequences (including the one we do in the workshop) to practice on your own or share with your classes