Kiara McBain RYT500, YACEP



Teaching yoga since 2011, Kiara has taught classes at yoga studio, gyms, resorts, corporate offices, juvenile centers and country clubs. She has taught to at-risk youth, celebrities, varying kinds of athletes, individual’s suffering with physical and psychological illness and to advanced and beginning yogis. Recognized by lululemon athletica as an exceptional yoga instructor, Kiara has been a lulu ambassador since March of 2016.

Kiara's personal practice spans nearly twenty years and in that time she has learned from innumerable teachers. However, it was her years working for Yoga Journal magazine that she holds most dear. Kiara's time on the Yoga Journal Events team afforded her the opportunity to practice and learn from most of the world-renowned yoga instructors.

It was this diverse exposure to world renowned yoga instructors, coupled with extensive extra curricular studies, that led to Ki Yoga. The name was born from the Japanese concept of life-force energy and her personal nickname, Ki. Kiara's journey healing from PTSD had its cornerstone in yoga, but wasn't complete without the help of other healing modalities. Over the course of several years, Kiara worked to combine these modalities to the refined form of alignment-based yoga she teaches. Ki Yoga is a passion she hones and continues to craft everyday she's on the mat or with students. Ki Yoga is her offering to the world to manage stress and to find ultimate healing.

Kiara McBain Experience, Training & Certifications


Studio Classes

5:30p Om Studios, Monterey

5:30p Om Studios, Monterey



What Kiara's Students are saying...

"Kiara was awesome to work with and a pleasure to learn from. Since my wife had been doing Yoga for a few months now, I figured she'd have a more informed opinion than me. So, I was curious as to what she thought - "Oh, she was perfect! I wouldn't mind doing this with her again and bringing some of the ladies!" Awesome teacher, down-to-earth, and totally worth recommending!" — Justin, (Private Yoga)

"I recently tried her Mountain Yoga class and the whole time I felt as if someone needed to pinch me and bring me back to reality! An awesome hike, with Yoga sessions in between and a social (optional) gathering for a late lunch after. It was a great time, and I look forward to the next one! " — Marley, (Mountain Yoga)

"Kiara is gifted with strength and intuition, and is an incredible leader.  She has a deep understanding of all aspects of yoga, and her classes incorporate a vast knowledge of anatomy, history, and energy.  When Kiara is leading a class, workshop, or training, you sense quickly that you are in very capable hands, and you will leave more open, stronger, wiser, and a little closer to unlocking the secrets of the universe." — Elizabeth, (Teacher Training & Workshops)