Kendall Banks

I discovered yoga in high school, and I instantly fell in love with the physical and spiritual practice as well as the unwavering sense of community. At 18, I traveled to the Catskill Mountains in NY for an intensive week of Level 1 Baptiste yoga training. In 2014, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sid Yoga in Towson, MD; Baptiste Art of Assisting in Lancaster, PA; and Baptiste Level 2 in Sedona, AZ. These trainings offered me an unprecedented opportunity for self-exploration and growth.

As a teacher, I lead from empathy, service, and, of course, some humor and lightness :) I keep it real with how challenging it can be to stay human in today's world, and I empower others to stand in their power and recognize their own humanity and that of others. I firmly believe that we must heal and love ourselves before we are able to hold space and be of service to others.

I grew up in the D.C. area and studied Justice and Peace at Georgetown University. I served the greater D.C. community as a volunteer and intern for many non-profits and taught yoga to underserved children through the organization, YoKid. In May of 2016, I moved to Salt Lake City to pursue a job at the International Rescue Committee. Within the first month of living in SLC, I discovered Salt Lake Power Yoga and have been hooked since. The SLPY Tribe has become my Utah family, and I am grateful every day to be able to experience and share what I love with this inspiring and welcoming community.

In addition to living and breathing yoga, I love to travel with my family and friends, hike and ski in the mountains, cook delicious vegan dishes, and listen to live music!

I look forwarding to seeing you on your mat soon!

Kendall Banks instructs the following: