RYT 500 | Teacher Trainer
Kiki Williams (she/they) is a black, queer meditator, yogi, dancer, and outside adventurer recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY back to her homeland of Los Angeles, CA (Tongva territory). As an RYT 500, Kiki has been teaching yoga since 2014, working with the queer/trans community, high school students, private and corporate clients, and within yoga studio spaces. After working for several years with Bent On Learning, a non-profit that brings yoga and mindfulness to NYC public school students, Kiki was invited to The Museum of the City of New York, where she gave a keynote speech on the importance and process of incorporating mindfulness into the classroom.
While still living in New York, Kiki began a Buddhist meditation practice within the Theravada, or insight tradition. She not only teaches weekly meditation classes for Doctors Without Borders, but continues to co-facilitate a Brooklyn-based POC and Allies sangha online. Her exposure to the practice, in addition to her participation in several silent retreats, has oriented her teaching toward even greater stillness. Kiki also has a deep reverence for the natural world, and regularly engages in solo camping and outdoor adventures. She finds that this time within nature is truly an extension of practice, offering the space for clarity of mind, deep presence, and connection to ancestors.
Kiki is currently enrolled in a full spectrum doula training and pursuing a graduate degree in ecopsychology. She continues to support folx in a fully-embodied approach to both individual and collective healing. She continues to be propelled by the belief that all people have the innate right to thrive, experience unmitigated joy, and to be free.