Bob Smith has been deeply immersed in Yoga for 45+ years. He is the author of YOGA FOR A NEW AGE (Prentice-Hall, 1982 and Smith Productions, 1986) and has been teaching Yoga for 40 years as the head of the Hatha Yoga Center. Bob has run a private Yoga studio in the Seattle area since 1977, has conducted workshops throughout various parts of the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Indonesia for more than 35 years. He has developed a uniquely eclectic style of teaching that combines classical Hatha Yoga asana with the movement of the Divine Shakti. In addition to a strong Hatha Yoga practice, Bob has deeply explored meditation for the past 45+ years (particularly with Pir Vilayat Khan, and with Sraddhalu Ranade of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram). He is a good pranayama and meditation teacher because he has practiced a lot. Bob’s life as an asana, pranayama and meditation instructor has been turned over to Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
Ki and Bob have a wealth of information to share and the seamless way they instruct together has a profound effect upon students of theirs. Ki and Bob were married in two ceremonies in the spring of 2002 – the first being a full moon marriage ceremony in Bali in late April and then, again, one in Seattle one month later. They happily share their intimate life with one another and happily share their Yoga life with one and all.
Doctorate in Healtheology
Masters in Social Work
Ki’s diligence, research and dedication to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of humankind has evolved over 30 years of professional service. Ki’s many diplomas and certificates have been earned and awarded by various leading universities, institutions and alternative programs in health related fields. These include: psychology, mental health, yoga, social work, dance, Hakomi, personal training, massage, Reiki, rebirthing, nutrition, spirituality and natural healing. During the past 25 years of her professional life Ki has focused a lot of her attention to teaching Yoga in the Pacific. She taught Yoga on the island of Kauai for over three years, then on the island of Guam for three years and for the past 19 years has taught in Seattle, as well as other U.S. cities, Canada, Mexico, Guam, Kauai, Peru, and Bali.
Ki is a strong, charismatic teacher who is well grounded in the ancient tradition of Yoga and models the poses to exquisite perfection. Her supportive way of instructing helps students to feel good about their practice. Between her strong teaching voice, her poetic self and her charismatic personality you can well imagine that she leaves a profoundly positive impression on those around her. Ki is in great demand as a teacher and as a friend.