Kineo or κινέω is an ancient Greek word that means to move, or set in motion. Yoga is an old sanskirt word that can be translated as union of the spirit.

kineo YOGA was created to offer high quality somatic movement and yoga classes taught in a simple, clear, down to earth way.


A somatic movement practice integrates the whole being, your body, your energy, your consciousness. A somatic practice is taught in a spirit of exploration, of curiosity and joy.

This is a wonderful tool for self-care and wellbeing.

Learn more about somatic movement and somatics.


Yoga’s benefits on our body and mind are many, including: Build muscle strength. Increase flexibility. Stress relief. The practice of physical yoga can also be used as a tool to go deep within our body and spirit, so we can raise our awareness and learn more about ourselves and be more at peace with ourselves and the world around us.


Hello. My name is Meryem Alaoui. Nice to meet you.

I’m a professional contemporary dancer, certified yoga instructor and somatic movement educator in training (through the School for Body-Mind Centering®), and the founder of kineo YOGA.

My mission is to help people like you live more peaceful, grounded and healthier lives.

I’ve been studying movement and dance for the past 30 years. I’ve been teaching mindful hatha yoga for the past 6 years. I lived at a meditation centre for 2.5 years, to meditate and do volunteer work full-time, but decided to return to the ‘outside world’ to connect more and share what I learned with other people like you, who are also interested in finding more calm and peace in their life. I’m currently deepening my study of somatic movement through the School for Body-Mind Centering®.

I offer individualized private instruction in somatic movement and yoga in the comfort of your own home. Sessions are tailored to the unique physical needs and goals of each client.

My classes are safe, informative and warm taught with care to help you learn from your own body, from your own experience for lasting change.


2016 Started studying towards becoming certified as a Somatic Movement Educator through the School for Body-Mind Centering® (~2-year program).

2014, 2015Somatic Movement (Body-Mind Centering®) workshops in Toronto with Naomi Sparrow and Mariko Tanabe

2012250-hr Yoga Teacher Training certification at Ahimsa Yoga Centre with JP Tamblyn-Sabo

20093-year Professional Dance Training in contemporary dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre

2003 – 4-year Professional Dance Training in classical ballet at Le Conservatoire de Danse de Montréal

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.”
– Rabindranath Tagore


What do people say about you and kineo YOGA?

Please, have a look at the testimonials some of my clients have sent me.

ready to start?
Please, contact Meryem to talk about your needs and find out how I can help.