Kim views the practice and teaching of yoga as a way of life that informs all aspects of existence. She uses it as a tool for creating beauty, sensuality, joy, awareness and conscious evolution in a world that is in desperate need of more lightness of spirit and less heaviness of heart, more love and less fear, more acceptance and less inequality. She is known for her holistic and heartfelt approach to yoga. Drawing on teachings from many of the ancient wisdom traditions, she translates them in a way that is modern, meaningful, and thoroughly accessible.
For many years, she enjoyed a successful career working as an executive in the retail fashion and beauty industries, but felt compelled to leave it behind in pursuit of a different way of life. One that finds her now walking the path of spirit and sharing what she’s learned with those interested in journeying along with her.
Kim began her formal study of yoga at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, California in 2008, with internationally acclaimed teacher, Saul David Raye. She earned her 200 hour yoga teacher certification and entered into a two year apprenticeship with Saul, solidifying her path, primarily as a teacher of the Bhakti-Tantra tradition. Kim has also completed immersive study programs with master teachers abroad; meditation & ayurveda in India in 2009 and traditional Thai yoga therapy in Thailand in 2010. She is currently studying ”Dance of Oneness” under Banafsheh Sayaad, renowned dance artist, choreographer and transformational teacher.
In 2009, Kim founded Chrysalis Yoga which serves as a launch pad for initiating service projects both at home and abroad, benefiting those most in need of resources, support and empowerment. She is honored to serve as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit whose mission is to mobilize the global yoga community for the purpose of empowering women and girls in India to build sustainable livelihoods and communities.
Kim is inspired by the wonder and mystery of the natural world, great art of all genres, any music that stirs her soul, ritual as a practice of devotion and the strength & resilience of the human spirit. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the globe, cooking for friends and family, riding her bike along the beach path, writing as means of creative self expression and continuing her studies of sacred movement and the teachings of the way-showers, both ancient and present day. She currently resides in Long Beach, California with her partner, Rick and their cat, Fosi.