If you haven't heard of Kino MacGregor, you are about to. We first heard about her from her incredible collection of YouTube videos, where she shares her best advice on how to build strength and flexibility. We are particularly fond of how she breaks down postures one step at a time. We also keep up with Kino's Instagram which is chock-full of her crazy yogic shenanigans.
She has a mixed reputation among the yoga community and we love that she is aware of this and is not intimated by her divisive image. There are people who criticise how little she wears (um, are we in 2015?) or how much she self-publicises. The truth is that Kino MacGregor's love and dedication to yoga and Ashtanga is indisputable and infectious. At Lots of Yoga, we feel that if more people discover the practice because of her, then that's a good thing. And why should someone be punished for being a savvy business person AND a yogi? After all, yoga is a personal journey. We are happy that there is yet another great person out there sharing the love.
Here, we celebrate 26 reasons why we love the nutty little smiley yogi, that is Kino MacGregor.
What are your views about Kino? Are you a fan, critic, or are you still on the fence? To learn more about Kino MacGregor, check out her website or YouTube channel. Curious about the practice? 10 things you need to know before your first Ashtanga practice.
All pictures used for this post (including the featured image) have been taken from Kino MacGregor's personal Instagram account.