Kimberlee is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She has been an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified instructor since 1992. Kimberlee is also a YogaFit® certified instructor and an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified Group Fitness Instructor. She is a member of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Continuing Education Faculty and is an authorized AFAA continuing education provider. Kimberlee is also a certified Moms in Motion instructor. Her yoga teacher training includes the special arts of teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga, yoga for seniors, and kids yoga. Kimberlee is author of the Punk Rock Yoga Manifesto: Look, Work, Accept, Transcend and co-author of Yoga for Scuba Divers and Yoga with a Friend.
She began her yoga journey in 1996 and has studied a variety of styles but found the adaptive vinyasa (flow) style as taught by YogaFit® a perfect match with her own personal philosophy that yoga is for everyone. In addition, she has taken numerous workshops with teachers such as Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea, Tias Little and Sarah Powers. Kimberlee founded Punk Rock Yoga® in July, 2003 to fulfill community service requirements of her yoga certification, but found it ultimately rewarding and continued to offer classes long after fulfilling her obligations.
In her youth, Kimberlee studied jazz, tap and ballet and performed in a ballet troupe. As an adult, Kimberlee studied African dance, Egyptian cabaret bellydance, tribal bellydance, Roman dance and most recently Argentine tango. She also spent a year performing with an experimental bellydance troupe and performs occasionally as a soloist. She created Shake Rattle & Pose® in 2005 as a structured extension of some of the mind-body movement classes she had been teaching.
She believes yoga should bring someone closer to a state of peace through active meditation. Since spirituality is profound and personal, Kimberlee allows students to explore their own spirituality in yoga, rather than dictate that students must all be Hindus/Buddhists/Bahai/etc. In yoga, everyone has a place to work, no matter how long someone has been practicing. Yoga teaches inner strength, so Kimberlee believes people should view themselves from the inside, not from the outside.
Kimberlee is also the mother to two children.
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