Kendra Coupland (Durgaputri)

Kendra Coupland is a sādhaka, meditation coach and multi-disciplinary artist living and working on unceded Coast Salish territory, the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ílwətaɬ, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Stó:lō people.

After studying and practicing yoga for 7 years, in 2017 Kendra was initiated into the yogic tradition by Swami Vidyanand while studying Transformational Yoga in South India. Kendra is certified and registered with Yoga Alliance International as a 500HR RYT and T.I.M.E. Meditation Teacher.

Kendra teaches Transformational Yoga, which combines hatha yoga, prāṇāyāma, meditation, and bhakti yoga into a single cohesive daily practice. Her lineage stems from enlightened teacher Sri Aurobindo, and is one of non-duality yet  steeped in the rich traditions of both Shaktism, and Kashmir Shaivism.

Experiencing the world as a queer woman of colour, and survivor of childhood sexual assault Kendra brings a compassionate trauma-informed and intersectional framework to her practice.  She is constantly striving to create safer spaces for folks who experience marginalization and systemic violence, to practice self-liberation within the yogic community.

Kendra strives to combat white supremacy, and the gentrification and misappropriation of yoga by keeping it accessible to all, and honoring the practices as taught to her by those who have come before.

In addition to traditional forms of yoga and meditation, Kendra also uses photography as a tool for self inquiry and trauma healing. She offers sessions which explore egoic identity, as well as the reclamation of body, sexuality, and intimate connection.

Kendra Coupland is a sādhaka, meditation coach and multi-disciplinary artist living and working on unceded Coast Salish territory, the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ílwətaɬ, kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Stó:lō people.

After studying and practicing yoga for 7 years, in 2017 Kendra was initiated into the yogic tradition by Swami Vidyanand while studying Transformational Yoga in South India. Kendra is certified and registered with Yoga Alliance International as a 500HR RYT and T.I.M.E. Meditation Teacher.

Kendra teaches Transformational Yoga, which combines hatha yoga, prāṇāyāma, meditation, and bhakti yoga into a single cohesive daily practice. Her lineage stems from enlightened teacher Sri Aurobindo, and is one of non-duality yet  steeped in the rich traditions of both Shaktism, and Kashmir Shaivism.

Experiencing the world as a queer woman of colour, and survivor of childhood sexual assault Kendra brings a compassionate trauma-informed and intersectional framework to her practice.  She is constantly striving to create safer spaces for folks who experience marginalization and systemic violence, to practice self-liberation within the yogic community.

Kendra strives to combat white supremacy, and the gentrification and misappropriation of yoga by keeping it accessible to all, and honoring the practices as taught to her by those who have come before.

In addition to traditional forms of yoga and meditation, Kendra also uses photography as a tool for self inquiry and trauma healing. She offers sessions which explore egoic identity, as well as the reclamation of body, sexuality, and intimate connection.

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