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Kim Hess

Position:Yoga Teacher, CYT-500
Experience:Teaching 22+ years: 200hr TT, 2003; Yoga Psychology 300hr advanced TT, 2018
I have been physically active all of my life and began my teaching career as a fitness and aerobics instructor in 1992. I have also been actively involved in the field of transformational growth for 28 years and as a student of life, I embrace the concept of “wisdom through experience”. As my life evolved with transformational work and fitness, I found the practice of yoga to be the perfect combination of bringing the mind, body and spirit together. I continue my work of transformation using the body as a guide:  physically, emotionally and energetically. I began formally practicing, studying and teaching yoga during the winter of 1999. While I have studied with some noteworthy teachers, I continue to believe that my greatest teachers are my students. I blend together the various styles of yoga I have studied along with my personal experiences to bring to life my own eclectic style of yoga; one’s own body, the rhythm of the breath and adaptation are the foundation for a well-rounded class accessible to all levels of yoga practice and all body shapes, sizes & abilities. In addition to my full-time yoga schedule, I released my first book in February 2007 with the DVD with the same title following that fall; Yoga Onboard: a guide for cruisers and live-aboards. I bring health & wellness to the sailing community worldwide through seminars & workshops, as well as my book and DVD. My CD, Yoga Nidra~waves of change, was released in 2009 after many requests from students taking my yoga nidra class. My personal healing journey over the last few years has led me to look deeper at the tools needed and necessary to recover from trauma, stand in my truth and know that I am the creator of my own reality. The 300-hr Advanced Yoga Psychology Teacher Training I took in 2018 gave me the foundation to begin the exploration into this area of transformation. I am currently incorporating my three passions: preventative health care, personal development & natural living into one coaching program I am calling S.H.E. BLOOMS ~ Shine ~ Heal ~ Evolve ~ Oh….  And I live with my Umbrella Cockatoo Chief, and I am a boat captain