Kacee

Kacee

After struggling with her own mental health, coupled with the loss of her sister who took her own life, Citizen founder Kacee Must began a search for meaning. Seeking answers and purpose, Kacee packed up and went to India to spend 3 years living at a formal academy studying Vedanta philosophy. A lifelong practitioner of Yoga, it wasn’t until the academy needed someone to lead the daily 30-minute Yoga session that Kacee stepped into the role of the teacher, and discovered she was born to teach. Upon returning to Detroit, Kacee started Citizen Yoga in 2013 with a mission to improve mental health and prevent suicide, offering yoga as a tool for handling the stresses of life, as inspired by her sister, Miya.

Citizen is grounded in tradition, and is focused on alignment of body, mind and intellect. Always a student, Kacee embraces all schools of yoga, building upon her deep Vedanta foundation finding truth in different traditions, methodologies, and lenses such as Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Kacee brings to Citizen, and her teaching, the unique gift of helping you redirect your mind to gain insight through asana.

Connect with Kacee!

- Follow Kacee on Instagram @iamcitizenyoga
- Listen to her playlists on Spotify
- Take an in-studio or online live class with Kacee, her schedule can be found here
- Check out her Podcast After Class
- Learn more about Citizen Yoga's Mission

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  • Slow Burn: Finding Inner Stillness + the Water Element with Kacee

  • Coffee + Philosophy: Doing versus Being with Kacee

    The class begins by defining doing versus being. This leads to the conversation of how to take stock of personality and how to be in the present moment. The concept of renunciation is discussed as it relates to right action. As the conversation continues, we relate this discussion to Good Citizen...

  • Coffee + Philosophy: Yoga for Mental Awareness with Kacee

    Kacee begins by defining what we are all here for: yoga. Break open the Bhagavad Gita because today we are studying the three Gunas: three broad mental conditions. Through the use of yoga, we may be able to have more control over these mental states.

    This video was recorded November 11, 2020.

  • Vinyasa: Reframing Circumstances with Kacee

    Class begins and ends with a journaling exercise that is a continuation of Kacee's "Vinyasa for Irritability" series. You'll need a pen and paper, two blocks, and a blanket. This class will help you reorient your perspective and find stability in the legs and the back.

  • Blend: Cultivating Patience on the Wall with Kacee

    Today, Kacee addresses opening the heart and the lungs to dissolve agitation. Set yourself up against the wall for this flow. You'll need two blocks and a strap.

  • Blend: Exploring your Narrative with Kacee

    Kacee brings intensity to familiar shapes as she encourages you to look deep into your practice and notice your tendencies. She leads the class to viparita dandasana: a deep backbend with option to use the wall.

  • Slow Burn: Mobility + Hamstrings with Kacee

    Kacee explores the concepts of body, mind and intellect as she opens your hamstrings in a series of poses.

    Props Needed: 2 blocks, a strap and a blanket.
    Recommended Playlist: Click Here

  • Blend: Backbends + Straps with Kacee

    Take some time during your lunch hour or take a quick break for this heart opening sequence. It is a great introduction to backbends for those who are new! Props are not necessary but two blocks, a blanket, strap and wall are great accessories for this flow!

  • Strength: 10 minute Core with Kacee

    Don't mistake this quick core sequence for being easy! You will break a sweat doing these short exercises that strengthen your core and create a sense of feeling grounded. A resistance band (or imaginary resistance band) and block are helpful props to bring!

    Recommended Playlist: Click Here

  • Vinyasa: Baby Bakasana (Crow Pose) with Kacee

    A challenging class focused on building towards crow & baby crow pose. The pace of class is similar to a vinyasa, though there will not be as much flowing on your own during certain sections of class. The class has steps to building towards each pivotal moment, so do not be discouraged if you can...

  • Strength: Glutes + Inner Thighs with Kacee

    15 minutes to ground yourself working on the legs. This quick burn is perfect to relieve anxiety.

    Props Needed: 2 blocks
    Recommended Playlist: Click Here

  • Citizen Standard: Tripod Headstand with Kacee

    A Citizen Standard is designed for both students newer to Citizen Yoga and students looking for clarity on the basics of alignment e.g. foot placement. Kacee will take you through the building blocks of a well-rounded practice, ending with Headstand 2 with modifications.

    Recommended Playlist: Cl...

  • Slow Burn: Hanumanasana "The Splits" with Kacee

    For this class, you will need a wall and blocks. You can always make due without them, but it is highly recommended. The Slow Burn class is formatted to work your body and offer time and space for personal reflection. The class is challenging, but allows for you to build flexibility and connectio...

  • Strength: Core + Inner Thighs with Kacee

    Start with squats, move into planks and end with more core. Save this 15 minute inner thighs and core burner to replay everyday!

    Props Needed: 2 blocks
    Recommended Playlist: Click Here

  • Vinyasa: Flow for Irritability with Kacee

    Flow with Kacee to alleviate irritability. The class is focused on addressing the liver and gallbladder lines in Chinese Medicine, however, you will work the whole body throughout the sequence.

    Recommended Playlist: Click Here

  • YinYasa: Managing your Energy with Kacee

    The first half of class will challenge your mind focus as you activate your hips and legs. Kacee will encourage you to transform any anger and frustration as the second half of class speeds up into deeper poses and creative sequences.

  • Coffee + Philosophy: Seeking Inwards with Kacee

    Go inward with Kacee for this captivating hour of discussion, where she dives into the pairs of opposites, personalization and the gunas as they relate to happiness.

  • Blend: Working the Pericardium Line with Kacee

    The Pericardium Line, in Chinese Medicine starts at the tip of the middle finger, runs up the inner line of the arm up and ends at the chest. Class will focus on the shoulders, wrists and yes, even your pinky fingers!

    Props Needed: 2 blocks + a strap

  • Coffee + Philosophy: Embodying the Seeker with Kacee

    Today, Kacee discusses the seeker who distinguishes the real from the unreal. This leads back to discerning attachments. Kacee provides a tool to identify attachments in general actions throughout daily life while citing "The Holocaust of Attachment" and the Bhaja Govindam.

  • Blend: Managing Depression with Kacee

    This grounding class supports depression management and focuses on opening the chest, shoulders and lower body. Honor your mind and energy body as you embrace this therapeutic and centering practice.

    Props Needed: 2 blocks and a blanket

  • Blend: Manduka x Citizen with Kacee

    In a partnership with Manduka, Kacee teaches a class to yoga students around the world. This is a great introduction into Citizen’s mission of suicide prevention and our alignment-based yoga + philosophy. The first 15 minutes of class will create space in your body. The rest of class will get you...

  • Coffee + Philosophy: Seeing the Unseen with Kacee

    Join us today to bring awareness to parts of yourself that are beneath the surface. Kacee discusses developing the intellect, understanding misalignments, and recognizing attachments.

  • Blend: The Lung Meridian with Kacee

    Cultivating patience in practice, this grounded blend activates the lung meridian, strengthens the core, and opens the hips and the heart.

    Props Needed: 1 block and a strap

  • Coffee + Philosophy: Exploring the Lung Line with Kacee

    Kacee provides a space to explore the associations we have with the self. This conversation dives deep into the states of consciousness through the lens of the Lung Line. In Chinese Medicine, the Lung Line is connected to grief, sadness, and detachment.