By far- the most intuitive and knowledgeable instructor- Aura is an incredibly dedicated and professional ashtanga yoga instructor. The schedule offers something for everyone- “in person” and “virtual” classes each week. I recently did a private “in person” class and - honestly- it was the most refreshing yoga experience in a long time. Aura is truly dedicated to her students and her level of commitment is both inspiring and uplifting.
Kim has completed teacher training with Gretchen Robinson, Kathleen and Wade Mortensen, and Tim Miller, as well as spending extended time in India practicing and assisting in the shala of senior teachers Rolf and Marci Naujokat, in Anjuna, Goa, India. Here, she completed over 785 hours of training exclusively with Rolf & Marci. Kim’s knowledge includes in-depth study of yoga history, philosophy, yoga lifestyle, asana adjustments in Primary & Intermediate series, full Ashtanga Pranayama, as well as many hours sitting in satsang with Mataji Puri of the Santosh Puri Ashram.
In 2012, Kim began teaching Ashtanga both in Honduras at Yoga Utila and in India at Rolf and Marci’s shala, Yoga Bones.
Kim’s path with Ashtanga has led her to specialize in using the Ashtanga method for healing injuries. From starting Third series with Rolf, to sustaining a bicycling injury, she lost all of her physical practice except for the single asana, Samasitihi. Working with her teachers Tim and Marci she learned how to use Ashtanga for healing physical injuries related to mid and low back, hips, shoulders, and knees. Proof that good things come from injuries too!
She takes a non-aggressive approach to teaching, believing all eight limbs of Ashtanga Vinyasa method should be practiced to support the whole mind-body organism to give health and steadiness of self.