Kim began practicing yoga, dance and meditation at an early age in New York City, where she was born and raised. Throughout her life, they have remained her most cherished practices. They supported her in keeping her sanity and spirit in the many conflict zones she worked and lived in during her career as a human rights activist. They also taught her to slow down and to feel, two important skills for someone who grew up in a 24/7 culture.
Nia, a dance form Kim teaches which includes movements from the material arts and healing arts such as yoga, taught her “to be” and “to do”, sense and move at the same time. As a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher, she sharpened her knowledge and practice of insight meditation. She also learned how slowing down, stillness and a good dose of self-compassion is vital to discovering our boundaries as well as our potential. As a leadership coach, she brings curiosity and self-reflection to everything she does.
Kim has studied yin yoga with among others Sarah Powers and regularly attends trainings related to movement, mindfulness and self-compassion. In Kim’s experience, yin yoga offers us the opportunity to befriend our whole selves (body, mind and emotions) and in that gracious and accepting space, growth and transformation can unfold.
Kim’s classes are down to earth, humorous and compassionate. Her motto is: “Relax because you don’t need to relax, just be willing to be with your whole yourself exactly the way it is and then you’ll start relaxing!”
Kim teaches at the workshop Mindful Yin Yoga at Saterday