Kendra spent her first 13 years on a farm in Iowa where she grew corn and raised hogs with her family. After moving to Twin Falls, Idaho she was granted a scholarship to play volleyball scholarship and pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree at College of Idaho. At CI she majored in History and minored in Social Studies/Humanities education and teaching. She coached volleyball and currently teaches high school social studies in Boise. Her area of specialty is Global Perspectives and Economics. Her current passion and area of research is environmental justice and the importance of soil health.
Kendra discovered yoga in 2011 and became immersed in all of its benefits. After her husband received a difficult diagnosis they embarked on a health journey that included an organic way of life that worked to rid the environment of unwanted toxins. She began to find out as much as she could about living a healthy lifestyle by taking classes and reading books on urban farming, sustainability, and clean eating. As a result of this diligence, the yoga became more than just the postures for her but rather a way of being.
In the summer of 2019 Kendra completed her 200-hr. yoga teaching certification from Essential Hot Yoga where she was connected with the ZenSpot Institute. She entered into the 500-hr. Ayurvedic Woman Program in 2020 and her passion for teaching was reawakened. Kendra wants to contribute to a shift of how we view the environment around us, and create a future that is not just sustainable for humans, but where all life can thrive.