KC Kent, PhD, RMT, RYT
PhD Geneticist, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Outdoor Enthusiast
Western mind, Eastern soul.
KC began her study of yoga in 1998 during college and soon found herself applying the breathing techniques outside of class when stressful situations arose. She became a devoted yoga student as refuge from her western medical studies as well as to a way to develop a community as she has transplanted from Texas to Baltimore to Lake Tahoe to Seattle.
After graduating with a PhD in Human Genetics from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, KC moved to Lake Tahoe, CA to take a break and reset from the lab lifestyle. While teaching snowboarding in Squaw Valley, she suffered significant fall that left her with a concussion and dislodged sacrum. She sought healing by attending 3-4 weekly yoga classes at the Wanderlust Squaw Valley Yoga Studio, and eventually returned there to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2017. In 2019, she attended an additional 25-hour Yoga Nidra advanced training.
KC was first introduced to Reiki as a self-healing tool while navigating the way through her PhD program. Even though skeptical at first, she experienced immediate results and began practicing regularly. She received her Reiki 2 Attunement the same week of defending her PhD thesis in 2011. Subsequently she completed her Reiki Master Training and Attunement in 2014 and followed by Angelic Reiki Attunement in 2017.
KC values spreading the understanding of Reiki beyond those “initiated" as well as adding a hint of levity to the practice. This is why her favorite classes to teach are combinations of yoga and energy work. Her Reiki Restore class mixes yin-based restorative poses infused with reiki energy. She also teaches a class called Hatha Plus, which is a blend of traditional asana movement with a variety of playful additions (chanting, Reiki, breathwork, and more) to experience more connection in your body and the world.
To find out more about her journey and how she blends science, energy, and intuition to help light your wellness path check out her business Apothecary of Light at www.kckent.com