FROM THE YOGA MAT TO INNER EMPOWERMENT: Meet The Delightful Kacie J Schweikhardt

Jose Angel Manaiza Jr
5 min readOct 22, 2023


October 21, 2023

From the yoga mat to inner empowerment: Meet Kacie, the Southern California based yoga & meditation instructor, guiding others to self-discovery and fulfillment.

Kacie has a unique journey with yoga and wellness. As a seasoned yogi and now instructor of meditation, she has captivated the hearts of many. “I’m a realist,” Kacie says. “I don’t believe every day has to be your best day, nor do I adhere to rigid routines. Life is dynamic, and our wellness journeys should reflect that.” Kacie’s authentic approach to wellness emphasizes the importance of balance and adaptability, allowing for the ebb and flow of life’s challenges and triumphs.

As a firm believer in the profound benefits of intertwining yoga into a regular routine, Kacie emphasizes the mental, spiritual and physical advantages it can bring. She acknowledges that the beauty of yoga is not about perfection, but embracing the journey and nurturing a sense of inner calm and strength.

Kacie had woven a tapestry of wellness before becoming a certified yoga and pranayama teacher. Her deep-rooted passion for yoga and meditation has been a guiding light in her life.

She embarked on her yogic journey with an open heart, exploring various styles and approaches, from the invigorating power vinyasa flow, to the serene and gentle yin, from kundalini breathwork, to the structured discipline of ashtanga. Her deep-rooted passion for yoga and meditation has been a guiding light in her life.

Notably, Kacie achieved her 200-hour yoga teacher training in an extraordinary phase of her life — the second trimester of pregnancy, and as a single mother. While she acknowledges the challenges, she humorously advises against such a combination! Kacie’s dedication, even during this transformative period, exemplifies her commitment to her craft.

Currently one of her greatest passions is inspiring people in their own transformative journey, embracing meditation and harnessing its profound impact on well-being and personal growth. Kacie’s story is a testament to the profound influence that yoga and meditation can have on one’s inner potential and quality of life.

A remarkable turning point occurred when Kacie initiated a consistent meditation practice, after several years of teaching yoga. This opened the door to a new dimension of self-love, compassion, forgiveness and creativity. Meditation became a powerful tool for Kacie to tap into her inner potential, creating a safe space for personal growth and empowerment.

“Through meditation, I’ve discovered the keys to unlock my own inner well of strength and compassion,” Kacie shares. “It has provided solace in the face of life’s heartbreaks and has been instrumental in my journey of finding self-love and embracing creativity.”

With her vast experience and holistic outlook, Kacie is excited to continue sharing her knowledge with others, encouraging them to explore their unique paths to wellness. Her approach reflects a refreshing blend of realism and inspiration, making yoga accessible to individuals from all walks of life and physical ability levels.

Eager to share the profound benefits she’s experienced, Kacie is devoted to helping others tap into their intuition and insight through meditation. Her classes and retreats are designed to guide individuals on a path of self-discovery, providing them with tools to navigate life’s complexities with grace and mindfulness.

With Kacie’s guidance, she hopes that you will discover a renewed sense of purpose and an unwavering connection to your inner self and with nature. Her personal journey exemplifies the transformative power of meditation, offering hope and inspiration to those seeking personal growth, healing, and fulfillment.

As a mom, beyond her passion for physical, mental and spiritual wellness, she is driven by a strong desire to be an exemplary role model for her daughter. She believes that instilling the value of health as the most precious asset one can possess; as this is an invaluable life lesson. She tries to demonstrate the importance of making conscious choices that prioritize well-being. By embracing a lifestyle centered around health, she aspires to empower her daughter and with the knowledge that taking care of oneself extends far beyond the physical aspects — it influences our overall quality of life and the positive impact we can have on those around us. This endeavor is not only a professional pursuit but a personal commitment to shaping a healthier and more fulfilling future for both her family and those she serves.

Kacie is currently offering classes and workshops at hotels and spas in Southern California, and is set to expand her reach internationally. She also is a board member of a new non-profitorganization, One Heart Center for Humanity, teaching a modern approach to meditation. She loves collaborating with other esteemed holistic healing wellness professionals, and creates immersive experiences that resonate deeply with those seeking inner growth and peaceful well- being. As her journey continues, Kacie is bridging the gap between ancient practices and modern settings, leading individuals on a transformative path to self-discovery and fulfillment.



Jose Angel Manaiza Jr

Known as The Tutor To The Stars from Malibu to Beverly Hills. Mr. Manaiza is knighted by the order of St John Russian Grand Priory (OSJ) in New York City.