Years of Teaching Movement: Since 2011
• University of California, Davis: B.S. Exercise Biology 2011
• 200 RYT
• Reiki II Practitioner
• Balanced Body Pilates Teacher
• American Heart Association (CPR/AED)
Kim’s study of movement, fitness, and mind began at UC Davis where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology, as well as a minor in Psychology. While at UC Davis, she worked with the university’s Division I athletes for two years as a student athletic trainer.
After college, Kim worked in different Physical Therapy settings where she developed skills in movement assessment and teaching movement to a variety of injuries and body types. Kim was introduced to Yoga and Reiki in search for rehabilitative options for her chronic knee injury. She hopes to share the knowledge she has gained on her journey with clients, in order to help them find optimal movement and balance in life.
Kim is actively pursuing her PMA Pilates Certification through Balanced Body to add to her repertoire of movement coaching. She is also involved in the Absolute ENDEAVOR program as a teacher for our clients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurological Conditions.
Personal Inspiration and Story: While going through her yoga teacher training, Kim came across a short scripture, Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson. It reads as such:
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost... I am hopeless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I can't believe I am in this same place. But it isn't my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in... it's a habit... but, my eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.
I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.
I walk down another street.
In the past, Kim felt herself falling in the “same hole” over and over again as well. When she started to grow in her personal movement practice, mainly Yoga, she was finally able to form a connection to mind, body and spirit that offered “new streets” for her to venture down. Kim believes this balance between all three areas is needed for us to be at our optimal strength, both physically and mentally.
Specialties: Kim uses elements of Yoga, Pilates, and energy healing to help you find more clarity, balance, and strength in your life.
Fun Fact: She absolutely hates peanut butter.
WITH A VARIETY OF TEACHING STYLES AND BACKGROUNDS, IT'S EASY TO FIND YOUR FIT.