McKenzie Riepen was originally drawn to yoga for the physical workout and release from everyday pressures. With more consistency, she started to receive the benefits of yoga that spanned far beyond physical changes including positive mental and emotional effects to her well-being. Most importantly, yoga has taught her how to use her breath as the most powerful tool to become more present in daily life.
She completed her 200-hour teacher training in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, in 2013. McKenzie compassionately guides her students to connect more deeply to themselves and to each other through breath work, creative energy flow sequencing, and music. Her aim in teaching is to help others find joy through their practice, which she believes should be accessible for everyone.
When McKenzie’s not teaching or writing, she spends her time hiking, exploring Seattle and hanging out with her husband and two pups, Oliver and Louie.