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 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
Kim is the sweetest woman and an example of peace, patience, and empowerment that add value to every practice and to those around her. 🙂
April 24, 2017
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!
April 24, 2017
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.
June 2, 2019
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.
December 18, 2019