Kim Tierney, Communications Assistant

Kim Tierney

Kim is a graduate of the Asheville Community Yoga 250 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher-training program and has been a student of the center since 2012.

She had her first taste of yoga when she attended a summer camp as a kid. She participated in a yoga class where they practiced simple movements, and the teacher showed the campers how to do a sun salutation. She remembers continuing to practice the sun salutation on the floor of her room after she returned home. She loved the way it relieved tightness in her body but had no idea all the benefits of this ancient practice she would later discover. It wasn’t until she attended UNCA that she formally practiced yoga and frequented the deep stretch class offered. Then, she encountered Michael’s hot vinyasa flow, which sent her into a period of practicing more physically demanding yoga, including practicing the ashtanga primary series heavily. Now she has learned to have a more balanced practice and appreciates the softer side of yoga.

Through dedicated practice, she had learned the true benefits that yoga can offer. Yoga has been an empowering force in her life. It has helped her to be a happier individual and helped her to better manage stress. She has been so thankful for yoga in her life, and is grateful for the opportunity to share it with others.

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Kim’s classes

Warm Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)

Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:15 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

Join Kim for a balanced, full body 75-minute flow! Class will always begin by taking a moment to check in with your body, mind and breath. Once we’ve checked in, we will begin moving and building internal heat through warm ups and sun salutations. As the heat builds, we will enter more challenging poses at the peak of our practice then make our way back to the ground for some stretching before sealing our practice with a sweet savasana.

Gentle Flow (Beginners Welcome)

Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:15 pm

In this class, we will begin by checking in with the body and the breath. Throughout the hour together we will move slowly and mindfully through a gentle asana practice. We will begin on the ground, and flow our way to standing for the peak of class, then mindfully make our way back to the ground for a few more stretches before a restful savasana. I hope you give yourself the gift of an hour of gentle flow.