Ngugi Kihara

Yoga in Palo Alto, CA

"Ng" like in angle, "u" like in goo, the "gi" rhymes with ghee

E-RYT Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer | K-8 Wellness Provider | Lululemon Ambassador

I'm from Nairobi, Kenya. I came to yoga when it was the cool thing that people at my climbing gym would go to. I think around 2009. I was drawn to Vinyasa Yoga, mostly as a workout. I was learning how my body works in a new challenging way, but also discovering a different understanding of myself. A few months in, it wasn't fun all the time. Through my brilliant teachers and mentors in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was starting to dig into deep imprinted patterns stored in my mind and body that I'd never known of or understood, and that exploration was harder than ANY pose. The inner work was the treasure. I'm so grateful for how it emotionally broke me open and it has been a growing journey ever since. It opened the door to this wisdom of the mind- body connection, and an openness to the individual and universal consciousness. It gave me a sense of clarity in my day to day choices, and far from perfect, the practice helped me slowly piece together a previously disconnected life. 

About 5 years into a steady yoga routine paired with meditation and a personal practice it was time to take a teacher training. It had improved my life in so many ways and I needed the instructional setting and holistic approach that I could share with the community that I love so much.  My passion quickly expanded away from the studio setting to K-8 schools, after-school programs and teaching boys in the juvenile system. This is with the intention of helping them create a safe path towards stress management and building proper self- care practices that they could apply in real life. I'm currently a Wellness Teacher at The Primary School in East Palo Alto, CA which integrates education, healthcare, and family support services to improve outcomes for underserved children.

Additionally, I am the co-owner of Mizizi Yoga, a Registered Yoga School, and we offer various workshops, Yoga Alliance 200- Hour Teacher training and yoga retreats throughout the year.  

I'd love to know about you and your yoga practice, or any questions you have about me. Feel free to contact me, or I hope to see you in class!



Weekly Schedule

YogaSource Palo Alto


Tuesday 6:30-7:45p.m

Thursday 5:30- 6:45p.m

Friday 6:30-8:00p.m

More Offerings

Private/ Small Group Offerings

One-on-one or small group family sessions to develop the foundations of yoga, pranayama and meditation towards building your personal practice and feeling more comfortable in public classes. Sessions also to improve an existing practice for individuals working towards injury recovery or specific asana goals.


Single Session: 150.00

4- Pack: 500.00

8- Pack: 800.00

Kids Yoga and K-8 School Health and Wellness Programs

Being a caring presence for children to enhance their lives with anxiety reduction techniques for
self- love and mindful living is my purpose. I act as a guide for students' curiosity towards
effective ways to learn how to manage stress. I follow strategies that
support the development of social, emotional, and academic learning competencies with an open heart
and mind to students individual experiences. 

Workshops, Retreats,Yoga Alliance 200- Hour Teacher Training Program

I am the co-founder of mizizi yoga, and we recently completed our last round of 2019 Teacher Trainings and retreats! See our gallery, testimonials and find more information at


Let's connect, ask me a question!

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