Kirsten O’Neill began her yoga and meditation practice in 2006 while undergoing extensive treatment for stage III cancer. Yoga offered her a means of self healing and movement. Embracing life after beating cancer her yoga practice grew. She received her 200-Hour Yoga Certification from The Pranotthan Yoga School in 2014 here at All That Matters and immediately began teaching.
Kirsten also holds a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology and works with adult and geriatric patients in her local community. She brings a unique strength from her educational, work and personal background, creating a safe space for both physical and spiritual growth. With a focus on encompassing body, breath and mind her classes leave you feeling empowered and vibrant. Her teaching style encourages students to live life to the fullest and embrace each minute on and off the mat.
Kirsten O'Neill instructs the following:
This is one of our Flow
This upbeat class uses music to create an energizing atmosphere for a fast-paced flow-style workout combining traditional yoga poses with light weights, strength-training moves and cardio intervals. The benefits of a traditional yoga practice are amplified to include higher calorie burn and muscle toning.
Be sure to bring water and a towel!
Yoga on the Beach
Yoga on the Beach runs from July through the beginning of September only.
Join us on the South Kingstown Beach on Matunuck Beach Road. Bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel and sun block, and wear layers. Parking is free for students. If it rains class will be cancelled, and can be made up in any All That Matters yoga class. If you do not pre-register please bring $16 cash.
Directions to South Kingstown Town Beach from All That Matters:
1. Take Route 1 South and follow signs to Matunuck Beach Road.
2. Take Matunuck Beach Road exit. The exit will be on the left (so you will be going North on Route 1 once you make the U-Turn on the left).
3. From Route 1 North, take the first exit on the right, which is Matunuck Beach Rd. Follow the road almost to the end of the long straight stretch until you see signs for South Kingstown Town beach on the right. (If you’ve passed the Vanilla Bean you have gone too far.)
4. Turn right into the South Kingstown Town Beach parking lot. Tell the attendant you are there for yoga. Walk past the playground and the buildings to the field beyond (follow the path and the Yoga on the Beach signs).
Note: This is NOT at Narragansett Beach.
Heated Vinyasa Flow I/II
This is one of our Flow
Vinyasa Flow I/II is a moderately paced Vinyasa practice that connects movement and awareness to breath in a dynamic sequence. Classes introduce inversions, backbends and arm balances as well as yoga philosophy for students looking to expand their physical practice and deepen their understanding of the many facets of yoga.
This class is done in a heated room. The heat encourages greater flexibility and detoxification. Yoga experience is necessary and students are asked to bring a towel, mat and water.