For Every Body: Kim uses Yoga and bodywork modalities to help people work with the body they have in order to heal, strengthen and lift physical limitations holding them back in their everyday life.

I could barely contain my excitement when I earned my certificate to teach Yoga in 2001. I felt like I was coming home. My advanced poses dazzled my mentor and my students.

Despite my ability to strike impressive poses, I was experiencing pain in my knee when I walked further than my car to the yoga studio, pain in my back when I washed dishes, and grueling pain in my shoulder when I was using my computer. How could this be?

I tried a slew of conventional approaches to restore my body (doctors, chiropractors, massage, physical therapy). Nothing worked. Frustrated, I was forced to find a way to heal on my own. I began to immerse myself in different movement modalities (see training page).

I soon realized that chasing the the ideal, that is, trying to force my body into perfect Yoga poses, was not only worsening the mis-alignments that were causing me so much pain with everyday functioning: it was inhibiting my body’s ability to heal!

It was time to work with the body I had.

The results were amazing. The pains that had been nagging me finally disappeared. What’s more, I felt incredible ease and mastery in my body for the very first time.

The way I work was forever changed. No more working from the outside in, straining during practice to achieve picture perfect poses. In my current classes, we guide our bodies into alignments that release restrictions and encourage deep relaxation in the moment. This allows for the natural evolvement of gorgeous, strengthening, elongated poses that feel doable and delicious!

Whether you’re coming to see me for a private session or attending one of my workshops or classes: Come as you are. Bring the body you have. Feel welcome and a sense of belonging in class. No matter your size or your limitations due to illness, injury or aging, you’ll make the perfect next move for the body you’re in.

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