About Kyra

Kyra Ahlstrom

ATSI / BCSICM certified, member IASI (International Association of Structural Integrators); Oregon LMT # 17384

Structural Integration

I love what I do. I’ve been a licensed massage therapist since May 2010, and in 2013 I was certified in Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (formerly KMI). Receiving Structural Integration felt physically transformative to me, and I feel more at home and vibrant in my body as a result of work I have received. I hope to facilitate a similar experience for my clients. If you’re familiar with this work and curious about my teachers, I’ve studied extensively with Lauren Christman and Richard Polishuk, mentored with or taken classes from Bruce Schonfeld, John DeMahy, Karin Wagner, Alex Susbauer, and Kirsten Schumaker, and completed a week long dissection course with Gil Hedley.

Yoga

I’ve been practicing since 2007, and I taught vinyasa and restorative yoga weekly from 2008-2014. I completed two teacher trainings (Baptiste Power Vinyasa, 2007, Yoga Union, 2012). In 2013 I began a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practice, and now often assist or sub for my teacher Jason Stein.

I arrived at my yoga mat a distracted, overweight, and skeptical college student. Yoga became a source of solace and transformation, and my practice is now a sweet, steady, grounding baseline. More than the poses (which continue to challenge, fascinate, and intrigue me), I practice for the daily experience of feeling physically better and mentally more calm, and making myself available for the occasional moment of transcendence.

Personal

I grew up in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, spent a few years on the East Coast to complete a B.A. in Comparative Literature, and found my way to Oregon in 2007. When I’m not in the office, I practice handstands, ski, dance, and read too many books at once.