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.
Email her at Kim@ashevillecommunityyoga.com.
Warm Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:15 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.
Vinyasa Flow (L1 & 2)
Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am
Kim’s vinyasa flow will begin by warming up the body, focusing on the breath and dropping into body awareness. She will guide you through a dynamic practice that will provide space for you to look within. The flow will incorporate both challenging poses and gentle poses for a balanced practice. In this hour-long class, Kim hopes to guide you with compassion from pose to pose, so that by the time you exit savasana you feel calmer and ready to continue your day with a peaceful mind.
Gentle Flow (Beginners Welcome)
Fridays 12:15-1:15 pm
Saturdays 10:30-11:30 am
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.