About Kiro

 

Kiro Kopulos has over 25 years of experience teaching dance, movement meditation and hatha yoga. As an Industrial Engineer in the 70’s his interest in mind and body balance began when he took a class in stress reduction for hypertension and smoking cessation. The class included coaching for conscious nutrition, proper cardio exercise and progressive relaxation techniques. Kiro ended up leaving  his engineering career behind to pursue studies in dance and movement. His interest in yoga emerged while working on his B.S. in Modern Dance at Eastern Michigan University which included studies in Yoga, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, movement analysis, dance education, composition/choreography, and dance production. In the summer of 1987, while Kiro was in Jamaica to take part in a film/dance/yoga project, he stayed at the Negril Yoga Center and studied Iyengar style Hatha Yoga, Isadora Duncan modern dance technique, chakra meditation and rebirthing. This experience really helped to open Kiro’s heart and mind to accept and begin to understand the concepts of oneness, divinity and yoga. Realizing the close kinship that he felt with yoga, like being at home inside oneself, Kiro has continued to follow his curiosity throughout the many years he has been teaching. Exploring Sivananda Yoga, Yin Style Vinyasa, the Chakra System, progressive relaxation techniques, guided imagery, mindfulness, proper teaching methods, contraindications for asanas, codes of conduct and the Yamas and Niyamas (guidelines for virtuous living from the Eight Limbed Path of Ashtanga). With 30+ years of choreography under his belt, Kiro creates infinite variations of sequences in his asana classes blended with pranayama, mindfulness, and guided imagery. Kiro taught a unique blend of modern dance, tai chi, yoga and movement meditation that he called “Life Dance” for 8 years in Ann Arbor until moving to Madison in 1991. In 1992 he started teaching Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness for Dean & St. Mary’s Health Works until recently retiring, after 18 years, from Dean in January 2011. Kiro now offers classes and workshops to the Madison community at InfiniteFlow Yoga. Certified by The National Guild of Hypnotists, Kiro is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist offering hypnosis for relaxation, motivation, tobacco cessation, conscious eating, performance anxiety and other positive changes for wellness and balance in mind and body.

 

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