Knekoh Frugé has been practicing Yoga in one form or another for over 30 years.
It all began in 1983 when a moment of kismet brought her to a class at Louisiana State University simply titled Movement. This class incorporated an eclectic blend of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and more, creating amazing moments of profound energy work and her world was forever changed. Led by Rick Nye, all these years later, Knekoh still considers him one of her most influential teachers.
After arriving in California in 1985, Yoga being not as prevalent and widespread as it is today, she sought this profound energy work where ever she could find it: Tai Chi in the Park with the elders in San Francisco, Yoga classes at San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, a San Francisco Buddhist Temple and even friends living rooms where they’d gather in a circle and share asanas, the ultimate inspiration for Yoga Circle Downtown’s name.
Knekoh loves that Yoga can be at once both empowering and calming as well as inspirational. She counts among her influences the stillness of Sivananda, the athleticism of Astanga and Pattabi Jois and the breath and energy of Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini. Over the the last 17 years, she has had the honor of teaching at a variety of Yoga studios in and around the Los Angeles area as well as around the country and has had the privilege to serve as a Yoga Consultant for the wellness show “The Doctors”, The City of Hope Cancer Centers, Kaiser Permanente, Equinox Fitness Centers as well as a laundry list of non-profits across the state.
Knekoh dedicates Yoga Circle to the late Peter “Hutch” Hutchison, her friend and teacher whose Joie de Vivre and childlike wonder taught her to live each moment as if it is both your first and your last.