Gakenia Muigai (she/her)

Gakenia Muigai is a Professional Dancer, Performing Artist and Yoga Instructor from Tucson, Arizona. Being a lover of movement, she first found yoga after her dance teacher suggested taking a class to increase flexibility and balance. At age 15 she entered the yoga room with purely superficial desires to “do” yoga, but slowly realized the deeper places it nurtured and fulfilled. Yoga became a safe haven, a quiet place, her peace and her place to convene with the divine.

Yoga has forever changed how she moves with and meets life. Just like breathing, yoga has become a constant in her life since the day she encountered it. 

After receiving her BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in dance. Over the past 14 years she has performed in TV, film, commercials, musicals, music videos and music tours with pop artists of all levels. 

During her time in La La Land 😉 she studied yoga with Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter and completed her Yoga Alliance Certification in 2013. Since then she has taught yoga to private clients and groups of all different levels. She loves sharing her experience and knowledge with her students and considers herself a lifetime student.

Gakenia began practicing yoga at Modo Yoga LA  in 2014. She instantly fell in love with MYLA classes, teachers and community. Soon after, she joined the Energy Exchange Program and now is so excited to join MYLA’s brilliant team of teachers.

Outside of the Yoga room you can find Gakenia dancing, listening to great music, by the ocean or laughing, because she loves laughing and believes it’s healing for the soul.

Gakenia hopes to meet you in the yoga room soon!