Kim Holmes has been inspired by a lifetime of movement through her experiences with athletics, adventures in the outdoors and creative arts.  From surrounding herself in nature, Kim has learned the valuable gifts that nature can provide, teaching us how to move more fluidly in our bodies.  She inspires people to inquire about their own grace from within and invites them to live with more consciousness and, ultimately, deepen the human experience by embodying love and light.


Kim’s love of teaching yoga-based movement to groups stems from being an outdoor guide for rock-climbing, ropes courses, skiing, kayaking, back-packing, and river rafting.  She has developed team-building programs for clients from corporate executives to at-risk youth.  She unites fun interaction, active alignment and self-empowerment into her classes and her private practice.


For over ten years Kim has studied with Jean Claude West, a Motor Learning Specialist in Marin County.  She has tremendous gratitude for the teaching and inspiration he has brought to her professional practice.  There are many other practitioners from whom Kim has received healing, support and wisdom.  They include Charles Ridley, CranialSacral Practitioner; Reed Shaw, Homeopathic Practitioner; Silvia Reischl, Intuitive Bodywork; Pali Cooper, Chiropractor; Patricia Sullivan, Yoga Teacher; Neal Powers, Rolfer; Kristi Holmes, Acupuncturist and Paul Muller-Ortega, Meditation and Philosophy.


During her Competitive athletic career and outdoor adventure lifestyle, Kim worked with and learned from injuries in her body.  Realizing the importance of overall health, fitness and well being, she studied Orthopedic Massage to become more knowledgeable about anatomy and the power of touch to heal.  Studying Kinesiology added to her knowledge of the details of functional movement.  She is certified in Pilates, Gyrotonic™  and Gyrokinesis™  and has instructed teacher trainings in the Pilates movement system and assisted teacher trainings  in the Gyrotonic™  Expansion System.  She has studied several forms of yoga, including Iyengar, Kundalini, Anusara with John Friend and Desiree Rumbaugh and Vinyasa Flow with Shiva Rea.


At a young age, Kim was interested in spirituality and when she was sixteen she attended her first silent Zen Buddhist retreat.  Thereafter, she continued to practice Zen meditation for inner guidance and clarity.  Still searching for better health and well being, curiosity led her to explore the Vipassana Meditation technique.  She attended several ten-day silent retreats and found more inner peace and cultivated a deeper practice of sitting to create a well balanced lifestyle.  When she discovered The Art of Living, a group led by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, it strengthened her practice with more breath work, yoga, and chanting along with meditation.

 

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