Kirtan Coan is certified as a teacher of Mindful Yoga by Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. For the past 20+ years, she has taught contemporary dancers at UNCSA, in the Salem College Continuing Education curriculum and students of all ages at Pretzel Logic Yoga Studio, The Golden Flower Tai Chi School, The Arts of Yoga Studio and The Yoga Gallery.
She has worked as a counselor in the Counseling Center at UNCSA and at The Bridge at Brookstown Treatment Center, supported by certificates in Expressive Arts Counseling (EXA), Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Experiencing (SEP). As a clinician at The Mood Treatment Center and in her on-going private practice, Coan specialize in the gentle release of trauma while building resilience and resourcefulness.
The incredible joy of teaching at UNCSA comes from being able to offer the parallel paths of my own lived-in life as I foster our young artists to discover the loving kindness and wisdom silently streaming through their vulnerable human hearts.
- Teacher certification of hatha yoga from Dr. Rammurti S. Mishra
- Trained in taiqi and qi gung at the Tai Chi Chuan Center of New York under Master C.K. Chu, and with Master Rick Ward at the Blue Ridge Kung Fu and Arnis Academy in North Carolina.
- Taught yoga to Drama students at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and to meditation students at the International Jain Meditation Center.
- Has taught taiqi in the summer curriculum for Summit School, and in UNCSA's Schools of Music and Drama.
M.A. Community CounselingAppalachian State University
Professional Acting CertificateThe Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre