Kim first encountered yoga at summer camp when she was little. She remembers practicing the simple sun salutation she learned over and over again on the floor of her room when she got home from camp but it wasn’t until college that she really dove into her yoga practice. At UNCA, she began attending the “Deep Stretch” class offered on campus, and in 2012 through a friend and a bit of chance she ended up in Michael’s Warm Vinyasa Flow at Asheville Community Yoga. At the end of class she had that “what the heck just happened?” feeling when you’re covered in sweat with endorphins pulsing through your body. She was so sore the next day, but she was hooked.
This began her love affair with yoga, and with ACY in particular. She kept diving deeper and deeper into the practice and the community. She became a regular of Michael’s classes, became a volunteer and eventually became a member of the 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program in 2015. After the teacher training course, she began working and teaching at ACY for a bit over 2 years where she was able to practice teaching countless hours of different styles of yoga.
In 2018, she took a 7 and a half month solo backpacking trip through the U.S, Europe, Africa and Asia. The end of the trip was highlighted with a 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India.
When she’s not teaching yoga, you can find her creating something delicious in her kitchen, petting her cat, hiking in these beautiful mountains, or telling terrible punny jokes.
Vinyasa Flow, (L1&2)
Mondays from 10:00 to 11:15 am
Start your Monday morning with 75 minutes dedicated to you and your body. This flow will start off slowly to get properly warmed up and offer variations along the way so you can pick the intensity you need for that particular moment. The main focus is to keep coming back to your body and to listen to how it wants to flow and groove. Kim hopes by the end of class you’ll feel loosened up, relaxed, a little sweaty and ready to start your week!