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Intention and Testimonials

Testimonials & My Intention

My Intention
It is my intention as a yoga teacher to help you bring more health and vibrancy to your body, ease and alertness to your mind, peace and happiness to your heart through Anusara Yoga. I provide knowledge, passion, a safe environment and some humor. Love Kim
Testimonials
"As a professional dancer and aerialist, Kim's classes have been an invaluable form of cross-training to keep my body happy and healthy. She offers a clear and dynamic focus on alignment that I find myself using in my own teaching as well. In fact, I have recommended her to so many of my aerial students that I worry one day her class will be too full for me!" Liz S

"Kim's classes have changed my approach to yoga, myself, and life more generally.  Her focus on alignment has helped me discover and create better posture in my poses and her cues resonate with me in a way that makes the poses more accessible.  I always feel challenged and encouraged in her classes and leave with good informat…

Muladhara Chakra Workshop

Theme: ground into yourself and find comfort Antidote: during the transitions of the seasons I often get sick and feel a lot of anxiety. Two common symptoms of being ungrounded. Today we will focus on our root chakra, ground into earth and feel safe and stable through all aspects and transitions of life  UPA: muscle energy  Apex: urdhva danurasana  When muladhara is out of balance symptoms: weight gain (or loss), depression, anxiety, constipation, pelvic pain,and incontinence, insomnia/ restless sleep, lack of focus, stress.  When muladhara is balanced symptoms: feeling connected, safe, "in the body", clear, settled. 
Sequence:  Seated meditation: Begin your practice seated. Close your eyes and feel the earth beneath you. Feel every part of your body that is touching the ground and sense an energetic exchange happening between your body and the earth. It is supporting you. Take a deep breath in through your nose. As you let out a long exhale, feel your feet, legs, and pelvis releas…

Finding the MAGIC in the MUNDANE

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Special shout out to Elisabeth Stich's dance class who took this class via fortefit.com I hope you learn alignment actions in this class to help your body stay healthy and safe while moving on and off the dance floor! Special shout out to Heather Skies who celebrate her birthday with friends in this yoga class, such an honor to be able to celebrate with you! Thank you for demoing and letting us celebrate you with our voice!

Theme: Finding the magic in the mundane. When we are present we get the opportunity to ground our self in the magic that is constantly unfolding within the present moment. This awareness of the here and now allows us to align our body, mind and hearts in a healing way.
Anecdote: When I move through my life and I get bored, or worst irritated, and everything feels so dull I normally have fallen into a habitual collapse. Whether its in my mind, my emotions or in my body. For me nothing good comes from staying in a habitual collapsed pattern. Its like when I driv…

Brahmacharya class plan

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Theme: Brahmacharya
“One who sees divinity in all is a brahmachari.”  –B.K.S Iyengar translated many ways: “To walk with God,” “To move in truth,” “To merge with the one.” “moderation” “walking in awareness of the highest reality,” “remembering the divine” Behaving with love and integrity without selfishness or manipulation (previous yamas). think about where we’re putting our energy – sexual or otherwise. And, if we’re expending it in useless places, to figure out how to redirect it. brahmacharya is about allocation: using your resources effectively to achieve your aspiration… conserve and not waste energy on things that do not serve our purpose. we always have a choice to use our energy on not-so-purposeful actions (and thoughts and worries), and directing them towards those that will serve us better and lead to more happiness, purpose, sense of union. Theme: Brahmacharya continued We can practice Brahmacharya in yoga by:
*Practicing focus and redirecting distractions
*Not bringing sexuali…

Asteya: Yoga Class Plan

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This week in my weekend for InBody Yoga Teacher Training we are continuing our exploration of the yamas, from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. This week we are on the third yama which is non-stealing. I show the students how I link a theme to an anecdote, universal principle of alignment, apex pose, heart quality and a therapeutically designed sequenced. It is my hope that this will open the teacher trainees minds to see how they can come up with a cohesive therapeutic class plan that let their students connect deeper with their heart while aligning their body with health biomechanical actions. I always remind the students that this way a planning a class is not the only way. Take what you want and leave the rest. Here is a video I made to prepare the class for this weekend:

Basic Elements that are in every class of mine:
•Heart Quality: What do you want the students to feel?
•Alignment Focus: What alignment element will you tie in through all of the poses? That plays a key role in the pe…