Her calm yet strong demeanor is contagious as she guides you through meditation and yoga flows. Her voice: soothing. Her eyes: knowledgeable. Her spirit: inviting. She is a living, breathing product of the Universe she so authentically believes in. With self-awareness and love as her core values, Keri Kugler is a mindful woman with a strong spirit. But she hasn’t always been this grounded. Keri’s yoga practice began as an outlet for stress (which is something we can all relate to), and she has since become a passionate, dedicated yogi. With over 500 hours of practice under her belt, she is now registered yoga teacher whose practice is informed in yoga therapy, psychology, and neuroscience. Keri credits yoga with saving her life, and now she is sharing her passion and knowledge with people in St. Louis, Missouri, and beyond. Even though she is a self-proclaimed introvert, Keri’s belief in making connections with ourselves and others has ultimately guided her into a life of sharing these beliefs with others. Keri believes that everyone has something special inside of them waiting to be discovered and helps her clients ignite the fire within them through yoga, meditation, and life coaching. “I believe that by tapping into that part [of] ourselves, we can awaken the beautiful life that we are meant to live.” Regardless of what life throws her way, through the good and the bad, Keri continues to heal and use her personal experiences to become an even better teacher and coach. For everyone who hasn’t been touched personally by her coaching or yoga teachings, Keri connects wholeheartedly with her followers on the ’gram and Facebook. Her posts are filled with inspiration, advice, and everything to do with yoga, meditation, self-love, and life coaching. Oh, and don’t forget her sweet husband, two dogs, and, of course, her plant babes. From moving quotes to stunning photos of her practice, Keri keeps her followers up to date with her life and journey to find happiness within. “I want to offer people a new way to look at things, new perspectives, and new habits. I am committed to keeping things real, to honoring other people’s way of doing things, and to serving my community.” Keep shining your inner light, Keri, as we know you will touch many lives for the better.
A Day in the Life
What does your daily routine look like?
Every day is a little different for me. The days I get to spend all of my time working on my business are the days where I am 100 percent in my flow! My mornings are so precious. The way I wake up and start my day impacts how I show up, so I make sure I’m being intentional with every decision I make. My morning starts with sweet snuggles from my pups and a cuddle session with my husband. Getting in this dose of feel-good connection with my family right away sets my vibe on high. I connect to my physical body with some light stretching and warm lemon water sipping while my coffee brews. I spend about 30 to 45 minutes meditating and journaling. I like to clear my head and connect to my breath before I dive into my work for the day. Notice I have yet to pick up my phone! #stopthescroll! I start my work by looking at my priority list and tackling the biggest things first. This automatically sets my productivity mode into overdrive. The rest of my morning is spent writing content and talking one-on-one to my incredible clients. I make it a priority to take a break so I can refresh my mind, body, and spirit in the middle of my day. This will usually be done with a yoga class that gets me out of my office and connecting with my people. I spend my afternoon catching up on emails and prepping for evening calls with my clients. I end every work day by looking at one thing that worked really well and one thing that didn’t work so well. I’m always looking at ways to improve on myself and within my business. These mindful little check-ins are extremely beneficial to that growth. My evenings are for spending time with my family. I love pouring myself a glass of wine, pumping the tunes, and cooking a tasty meal for me and my husband. I spend the last 30 minutes of my day giving back to myself. I journal, clear out anything left over from the day, and jot down a few of the bigger things I need to tackle tomorrow. Before climbing into bed I will connect with my breath and that magical little practice of gratitude one last time.
What are your favorite ways to practice self-care?
I think self-care is the number one most important thing we can do. It allows us to connect with ourselves on a deep level while helping us to serve others in such a beautiful way. My self-care go-tos are yoga, meditation, massage, sensory deprivation, quality time with my family and my pups, and—last but not least—a glass of rosé!
How do you stay inspired?
I find so much inspiration in seeing the success of other people. When I look at women who are committed to serving and who are out there doing their thing in the world, it lights me the hell up! It shows me that we all have the power to create something big with our life’s work. Disclaimer: Just so you know, if you order an item through one of our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.
What are the best products you’ve discovered recently?
I like to consider myself a minimalist when it comes to commercial products, but I recently discovered two that I really love: Organifi’s Green Juice gives me my daily dose of greens without the added time or cleanup of making my own juice at home. Lancôme Skin Feels Good Tinted Moisturizer is a lightweight, wear-all-day moisturizer that has hyaluronic acid to lock-in moisture and plump, moringa seed extract to revitalize and protect against free radicals, as well as SPF 23 protection. I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup so this product is perfect for giving my skin a healthy, natural glow.
What are your favorite apps?
The Podcast app for inspiration; Instagram to share and connect with my online community; iTunes for music; Albert for saving some extra cash and keeping an eye on my spending; Calm for midday pick-me-ups.
Whose Instagram is on your radar?
My coach, Amy Mackenzie and, as always, Danielle LaPorte.
What’s your go-to healthy snack?
Anything with peanut butter! I don’t eat meat, so I have to find ways to get my protein in throughout the day. An apple dipped in peanut butter (I love Earth Balance’s creamy peanut butter with flaxseed!) and a protein.
What are you reading, watching, or listening to?
I’m currently reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker and listening to The Angie Lee Show podcast.
What woman in history would you love to take to brunch?
Rosa Parks. What a powerhouse this woman was. She stood firmly in what she believed and stayed grounded in what she knew to be her truth. She was committed to taking zero amount of s***, and look at what came of it. Girl, get it. #LIFEGOALS
What superpower would you like to have?
Would you rather explore space or the ocean? Why?
Space. Duh. It’s where everything started. I look to the moon, the planets, and the Universe as my guide in life—of course I want to explore it!
What is your bucket list travel destination?
Mysore, India For more good vibes, be sure to follow Keri on Instagram and check out her website.