Kiran Matsko

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Kiran first practiced yoga in 2001, when the stresses of student life became overwhelming. She continued to practice over the years and became serious about her practice in 2009 when an injury left her unable to exercise in a traditional manner. Kiran relied on yoga for both her physical and spiritual recovery, and maintained her practice when her body fully healed. Kiran spent months exploring yoga throughout India, where she visited ashrams and temples and practiced often at Integral Yoga Institute, Coimbatore and Samyak Yoga, Kerala. She believes there is a type of yoga practice for nearly everyone, and that the breathing exercises, physical movements and inward reflection are beneficial to all. Kiran completed her Foundational Teacher Training at Wake Up Yoga under the guidance of Corina Benner in 2013, and earned her Yin Yoga teaching certificate with Corina Benner in May 2012.

Kiran seated.resizedIn addition to being a passionate yogi, Kiran is also an avid runner. She has completed the Broad Street Run five times and has finished two full marathons, multiple half marathons and two sprint distance triathlons. Kiran also enjoys long walks on the beach, hiking and seeing live music of every variety. Her work in the legal field keeps her busy most days, but Kiran finds time to volunteer as Board President of the Philly AIDS Thrift, her very favorite thrift shop.