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.
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!
February 14, 2017
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.
February 12, 2017
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.
April 17, 2017
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!
November 5, 2019
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.
January 25, 2020
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.
October 25, 2019