Teaching location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Contact this teacher: firstname.lastname@example.org
View teacher’s personal site: http://www.8thElementYoga.com
About the teacher: Kimberlee is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and a member of the American Council on Exercise Continuing Education Faculty. She has been an American Council on Fitness certified instructor since 1992 and is a YogaFit certified instructor. 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. She 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. From there, it grew into a movement.
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 will be gradually returning to teaching September 2014 with some parent and baby yoga.