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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…

Shraddha

I have been thinking of shraddha. It’s a Sanskrit word often translated as “faith,” I take it to also mean “self-esteem,” “personal conviction,” or “determination.” It’s #sharddha  that pushes us to do things where we might “fail” at but we do them. We get up. And we do it again better! With this personal drive we fail & fall forward! While failing can seem daunting because of the conditions we’ve placed on ourselves and the self-imposed meanings we’ve assigned to failure, it doesn’t need to be that way. By embracing failure with self esteem it can be a way to grow.  This sets you up to win no matter what, you pave the way for your growth. It’s a win win because if you are successful it’s a win and if you are unsuccessful you can evaluate the results and learn what need refining. Either way we are Progressing! That is the goal, if your growing your winning. It’s shraddha that pushes us forward.  If you are consciously making an effort to achieve greater clarity (itaresham), your convict…

Durga!!!!

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Durga is currently one of my most beloved Goddesses. Several times I have done a sadhana for Durga chanting her mantra 108 x/ day for 41 days. It’s so powerful. 
Durga Mantra – Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Below are some notes from Sianna Sherman one of my most beloved teachers and story tellers. Enjoy!  Durga  Hindu Goddess of Power, Strength, Protection, Justice & Courage
Durga is an embodiment of the Warrioress, the one who courageously rides into battle on her lion or tiger to slay the demons of pride, greed and arrogance. She stands for Truth, Protection and the ultimate power of Love. Durga is one of the most celebrated Goddesses around the world. She is MahaDevi & MahaShakti, the Great Goddess of spiritual illumination and creative dynamism.  When the going gets tough, she is the one to call on!  Durga awakens within us the power to show up fully in our lives to face our battles with fierce compassion, courage, tenacity, grace, and commitment to fight for justice and love. Durga is…

Choose LOVE

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How do you choose LOVE daily over fear?
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“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” Marianne Williamson
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This is something I really started working on 6 years ago. I realized that the unconscious way I was living was based off of fear. Fear you don’t like me, Fear I wasn’t good enough, fear that if you were pretty I couldn’t be, fear I wouldn’t finish my t...o do list, fear I wasn’t doing enough, fear that I wouldn’t win and I didn’t even know what I was trying to win...
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I knew that i didn’t want to live like that in dull pain for the rest of my life.
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I realized that all of these fears were coming from my selfishness and could be summed up as πŸ‘‰fear I would lose something I had. Or fear I would get something I wouldn’t want.
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Living off of fear had me constantly reacting (vs. responding) to life. My reactions unconsciously added more chaos to the world &…

Stretch YOURSELF

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What are your go to affirmations?
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For way to many years I let the number on the scale determine my self worth. I could understand how irrational this was but I just couldn’t stop.
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I still struggle with this today from years of repeating limiting beliefs that are ingrained in my mind. ...
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Affirmation is one of my favorite tools to scrub my brain of these ingrained beliefs and thoughts. Two of my favorite affirmations are:
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“My happiness does not depend on my weight or my size!” And
“I love myself in every way as I am right now!”
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The first step to change is awareness. Becoming aware of those habitual scripts in your brain that make you feel less then the amazing soul that you are!✨
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Once you are aware switch the script! Sometimes I feel like I am having a conversation in My head between the little kim and my highest truth Kim.
Little kim “no body likes you, you look fat, your not smart”
Awareness
Higher Kim “I am awesome. I love myself. People like being in my company. I …

You are WORTHY

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What are your go to affirmations?
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For way to many years I let the number on the scale determine my self worth. I could understand how irrational this was but I just couldn’t stop.
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I still struggle with this today from years of repeating limiting beliefs that are ingrained in my mind. ...
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Affirmation is one of my favorite tools to scrub my brain of these ingrained beliefs and thoughts. Two of my favorite affirmations are:
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“My happiness does not depend on my weight or my size!” And
“I love myself in every way as I am right now!”
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The first step to change is awareness. Becoming aware of those habitual scripts in your brain that make you feel less then the amazing soul that you are!✨
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Once you are aware switch the script! Sometimes I feel like I am having a conversation in My head between the little kim and my highest truth Kim.
Little kim “no body likes you, you look fat, your not smart”
Awareness
Higher Kim “I am awesome. I love myself. People like being in my company. I …

Fly HIGH

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Let’s go fly a kite up to the highest height! πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨
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We took the kids to fly kites this evening. I haven’t flown a kite in so long. It’s hard to use the wind to help the kite sore because, what kept happening to me, is the wind crashed the kite...
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Until with practice I learned how to use the turbulence of the wind to help the kite ascend gracefully. ...
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This got me thinking. We all have turbulence in our life. Like the winds that threaten to blow us off track. The winds that bring unexpected change.
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These winds can cause us to nose dive and crash. Or with practice, an open mind and intention. We can learn how to use the challenges (the wind) in our life to support us in soaring to our greatest heights!

Be KIND

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How are you going to be kind today?
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In many different conversations lately I have been hearing how people are not being kind. Stranger not making eye contact. Not saying hi. No positive interaction happening.
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To this I say. Be the change you wish to see in the world! Most of the people I see on the street or in the market I smile big and say HI. I secretly hope my cheerfulness is contagious and plagues them with joy. ...
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What are three actions you can take today to add kindness into the world? I will:
πŸ’œcall some friends who I know are hurting and talk to them, love them and ask how I can help.
πŸ‘‰I will ask people how they are doing and will actively listen to what they say. I will ask them more questions about how they are feeling.
πŸ‘‰I will smile and say hi to people I pass today.
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I was listening to a motivating YouTube video yesterday from #garyvee he was saying The fact that all 7 billion of us humans are not actively hurting each other is amazing. Think about how much da…