Hi! I’m Kim!

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How I Found Yoga

I came to yoga as a runner looking for relief for my tight hamstrings. What began as a supplement to my other exercises slowly began to replace them. Yoga had become my focus. Not only was it helping my hamstrings loosen up, but my whole body and state of mind seemed to relax.

My Yogic Life

I completed my RYS 200 hour yoga teacher training program in December of 2012 as well as an extensions program at Core Power Yoga. I then went on to get certifications in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra as well as becoming a Reiki Master. I found with experience that the larger classes were not the best place for me to help my students grow in their practice. I enjoy working one on one or in small groups, fostering an environment where my students feel comfortable asking questions and are able to relax.

 

I have continued to deepen my practice through reading, yoga festivals and experimenting with many different disciplines of yoga. Through this exploration I found my true passion in Yin and Restorative yoga. It created a balance in my life that I had been missing. It is impossible to know how wound up you have become until you begin to unwind. Sitting down is not the same as relaxing if you are holding all kinds of stress and tension in your muscles. I realized that relaxation is a learned process. Yin, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and meditation are the path to just that, they teach you how to create relaxation in your body and mind. My hope is that I can help more people begin to discover the power in slowing down. I would love to help you take your first step, in a new direction, for a more balanced life.

  • 5 star review  Kim is the sweetest woman and an example of peace, patience, and empowerment that add value to every practice and to those around her. 🙂

    thumb Larissa M. Miller
    4/24/2017

    5 star review  I have attended several of Kim's yin yoga classes, as well as a private restorative session. Both are phenomenal! If you've ever wanted to try a restorative session, you need to try it! You will not regret it. Kim's gentle hands-on adjustments assist you with relaxing into the poses, and help remove stagnant energy. The yin sessions help to loosen up any tension and leave you feeling relaxed.

    thumb Sheila Cram
    7/15/2017

    5 star review  I truly enjoyed and benefited from both the Yin and Restorative yoga classes I took with Kim at her beautiful studio. Kim is a very knowledgeable yoga teacher and she has such a calming energy. The Yin yoga class I took with her really helped my body to stretch and lengthen. A hip issue I've been having for months was immediately improved after one Yin class with her. The restorative yoga class that I took with her was one of the most peaceful and relaxing experiences I've had in my life. I'll definitely be back to take more classes with her.

    thumb Robin Batters-Fletcher
    4/17/2017
  • 5 star review  Had a great family yoga session today! Kim was able to work with all our ages and injury levels and we all had a great class. Thank you so much.

    thumb Melissa Flewelling Kohl
    9/08/2018

    5 star review  I've taken a few classes with Kim and she's great! She makes you feel so welcome and at ease regardless of your level of experience. Each time, I've walked away feeling a little bit stronger and calmer.

    thumb Sandy Bauer
    2/12/2017

    5 star review  "Kim's extensive knowledge and care provided a very soothing, relaxing, and enjoyable experience. I felt very safe and protected in all her actions and set up and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance she created for me to surrender into bliss. Her gentle touches were very healing and provided a nice compliment to the restorative poses she offered. I loved it so much I didn't want to leave!!! "

    thumb Creatiff Ness
    4/25/2017
  • 5 star review  I have been going to Yoga-4U for several months now. Kim is a wonderful, dedicated yoga teacher and role model. I look forward to class each time. I am a novice and Kim has the patience to work with me each time. She goes the extra mile - even emailed me the routine so I could practice at home. I highly recommend Yoga-4 U!

    thumb Bj Kelly
    2/14/2017

    5 star review  Kim is a true gem! Her classes are the BEST! If you're a working girl who needs to reduce stress, this is the ticket. Can't say enough about this special gifted being.

    thumb Debbie Rodriguez
    4/11/2018

    5 star review  I absolutely love going to Kim's Yin yoga classes. Her studio is very serene, comfortable, and cozy. I love that the classes are small (4 people max), so Kim is able to provide specialized attention to each person. Kim has a very gentle and pleasant voice and provides aromatherapy during the session, so I am always able to fall into a relaxed state pretty much as soon as the class begins. I always leave her studio feeling restored and with my joints loosened. I'm so glad Kim introduced me to Yin yoga and I look forward to trying some Restorative Yoga sessions with her as well. Thank you, Kim!

    thumb Mary Miracle Young
    2/27/2017
  • 5 star review  I highly recommend Kim's classes. I attended my first class on Sunday, 03/26/2017 and I was profoundly impacted. Upon meeting Kim for the first time she greeted me with a warm smile and hug. She was so knowledgeable about the practice of yin yoga and carefully guided us so that each pose was safe and comfortable. Throughout the sequence of postures Kim provided individual adjustments and her touch was healing to the body and spirit. The greatest benefit of my yin session was that I was able to sleep that night when I arrived home! Yahoo! I usually lie awake for hours. The following day I felt full of well being and carried a gentle smile with me wherever I went (It was Monday... this is not a normal feeling). Kim please accept my gratitude in sharing your gifts of teaching with us! I am looking forward to my next class!

    thumb Sadie Kane
    4/24/2017

    5 star review  Thank you Yoga-4U, Kim! My only regret is not trying this sooner. I took "traditional" Yoga 19 years ago and since then & 4 kids later, I just figured that I had too little time, not to mention, patience to be still. Well, Restorative Yoga is exactly what I needed and I was very pleased that I made the time for me! I called it my Yoga Massage! It put my mind, body and soul at ease. At the end of my session, I was disappointed......That it was over! The succession of different postures combined with Kim's calm, peaceful and professional direction kept the flow in sync with the atmosphere Kim so beautifully created in her studio. Now I can't wait to try Yin Yoga! Yoga-4U is must try for everyone!

    thumb Rachel Medjesky Zaccardi
    3/10/2017

 I highly recommend Yin Yoga with Kim. I have a bad knee and she has taken the time to understand my limitations and create a practice that I can follow. Thank you, Kim, for being a true professional and making me feel comfortable.

Shannon Oprea

 

  What an intimate venue with personalized attention to each student due to the small class size. I absolutely love the small classes and not a corporate environment. Thanks to Kim for opening up her studio and services to her local community. I will be back for more classes.

Rene Cortez

 

  The restorative yoga was excellent. After the session, I felt very relaxed with good energy. The deep breathing exercise was effective in reducing my overall anxiety. Kim is a truly gifted and great Yoga teacher with patience, passion and love. She cares about her students. Her instructions are clear and helpful for me to follow as yoga is new to me. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is interested in a small group environment.

Lisa Chan

 

  What an amazing, calming, healing and rejuvinating experience! Kim was perfect in guiding me through class so I could achieve maximum benefits! This is a must do for everyone!

Robin Matz

 

  • 5 star review  Best yoga ever ! today i had my first class, i have to say that Kim and the atmosphere is amazing ! after the yoga i felt super relaxed and rested ????

    thumb G?ze Bozkulak
    9/20/2019

    5 star review  I have been going to Yoga-4U for a few weeks now. Kim is a great instructor, she is a friendly, funny person who knows her stuff. If you have difficulty in a certain pose, Kim will either show you a different way to the pose or help you through it, bit by bit. If you won?t go to Yoga because you are self conscious of doing the poses, go to see Kim, she will make you feel at ease very quickly. She will take up to six people at a time, so the class is nice and small. Give her a go, I am so glad I did.

    thumb Ceri Davies
    12/18/2019

    5 star review  Yoga-4U is a small slice of paradise. From the moment you step inside the door, you are welcomed by a sense of peace and tranquility. I am not a flexible person but with Kim?s gently guidance I work my way through the stretches. For me this class is more about ME time, a total escape from everyday life. Kim encourages you to let go of stress and relax the mind. Her gently touch and genuine personality make this a very special experience.

    thumb Alma Whitty
    1/25/2020
  • 5 star review  Amazing studio, with personalized attention by Kim. Second time attending a class and I will continue to attend classes as long as I live in Poway.

    thumb Rene Cortez
    2/27/2019

    5 star review  I joined Yoga-4U as a complete beginner for help with my hips and lower back pain and stress. Kim is warm and friendly and has been absolutely fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and gives great care and attention to her students. I just completed a weekend workshop which was brilliant! I can feel the difference in my body. My quality of life has improved both mentally and physically. I can?t say enough about how lucky I feel to have found Kim and Yoga-4U. I have already recommended her to all my friends and family.

    thumb Nuala Evans
    10/25/2019

    5 star review  I LOVE this yoga studio! What a great find in Poway. It is small and personal, and Kim is such a caring and knowledgeable yoga instructor. She guides us with a soft voice and touch. Kim has all of the yoga equipment available for use, including bolsters, mats, and supportive props. She incorporates reiki, meditation, and calm music into her guided yoga. After each class, I feel stretched and relaxed and having enriched my health in a gentle way. In addition, I participated in Kim's 2-day Yin workshop to help develop and guide me to set up my home practice routine. I highly recommend this gem of a yoga studio!

    thumb Barbara Clark
    11/05/2019
  • 5 star review  Best yoga ever ! today i had my first class, i have to say that Kim and the atmosphere is amazing ! after the yoga i felt super relaxed and rested ????

    thumb G?ze Bozkulak
    9/20/2019

    5 star review  I took my first yin yoga class at Kim?s studio over a year ago. I was immediately impressed with the very small class size and lovely studio. Particularly, Kim?s attention to each student during classes really stood out. Enter COVID and private classes only. I introduced my wife to Kim after her recent knee replacement(s). She was seeking to improve her flexibility after surgery, which has worked out very nicely. Kim?s restorative classes continue to prove to be helpful and very enjoyable for both of us.

    thumb Larry Fontaine
    8/24/2020

    5 star review  Amazing studio, with personalized attention by Kim. Second time attending a class and I will continue to attend classes as long as I live in Poway.

    thumb Rene Cortez
    2/26/2019
  • 5 star review  I have been attending a weekly restorative yoga for almost a year. Kim is the best instructor that I ever met. Her instructions are clear and her voice is calm with kindness. She always tires her best to help her students. After taking the class, I feel relaxed and happy. I am not flexible with any pose. However, Kim will find the best solutions and encourages me to get the benefits from the post. More importantly, she is passionate, kind and full of love. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in yin or restorative yoga. I am very grateful and blessed to attend her class.

    thumb Lisa Chan
    6/02/2019