FOUNDER & YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Kerrie Trahan 1st attended a yoga class in 2005, at the Boll Family YMCA in her hometown Detroit, Michigan. Trahan practiced yoga every now and then until she moved to Yeosu, South Korea where she began to take yoga seriously. The benefits of weekly yoga practice were too obvious to ignore. Practicing yoga helped her overcome the anxiety, homesickness and culture shock that surfaced as a result of moving to a far away and unfamiliar place. Also, for the first time in years she was able to let go of the depression and grief she was holding on to due to the sudden loss of her father in 2006. Soon after realizing how much yoga was strengthening her emotionally, mentally and physically, Trahan traveled to Koh Samui, Thailand to learn more about yoga and holistic self-care in the ‘The Ultimate Detox’ program at the Absolute Sanctuary.
When she returned to the United States she joined Lifetime-The Healthy Way of Life Company where she began to practice yoga on a regular basis. Trahan found that yoga was positively impacting every aspect of her life. And so, she wanted to share the rewards of yoga with her family and friends. Hence, she enrolled in LifePower Yoga Teacher Training to learn how to safely and effectively teach yoga. June 2012, Trahan earned her RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher-200-hour Certification) and soon after founded, Yoganic Flow in order to share it with people in her community. While getting the grassroots organization up-and-going, from 2012-2017 she instructed yoga at LifePower Yoga; Trahan also taught Detroit students yoga with Kids Work It Out.
April 2017, Trahan travelled to Rishikesh, India to immerse herself in yoga for a month and earn a RYT-300 hour yoga certification from Om Shanti Om. She returned to teach students throughout the neighborhoods of Detroit with classes that integrate more precise alignment, pranayama (breathing) exercises and gentle hands-on adjustments.In 2019, Trahan and the Yoganic Flow team partnered with The Eastern Market Corporation, People for Palmer Park, Sidewalk Detroit and The Detroit Pistons to expand their outreach. Kerrie Trahan is committed to making quality yoga accessible to Detroit’s inner-city population in order to contribute the empowerment, health and healing of the community.