Kim has always been a seeker, navigating her place in this world, while asking the big questions . A woman with childlike curiousity, she is not afraid to live outside of her comfort zone or to put others first. Kim’s interest in Mahayana Buddhism sparked her to travel to India, Nepal and Tibet in 1999, where she meditated in the magical monasteries of the Himalayas. She has since spent her time immersed in Eastern Philosophies.
Somewhat shy, Kim is happiest in nature. The Catskill mountains are a reminder of her favorite childhood memory: walking with her father in the English countryside.
Kim has always enjoyed outdoor activities, but a life spent running, snowboarding and rock climbing began to take its toll. Desiring to be more pliable and less prone to injury, she turned to yoga. Having taken a sporadic class here and there, nothing resonated until February 2014, when she stepped into Jivamukti Jersey City to take her first (Raja) Ashtanga Yoga class. This master class, taught by Jivamukti founders, Sharon Gannon and David Life, left Kim feeling physically exhausted, yet spiritually uplifted. The discovery that yoga is so much more than the physical practice, that there exists a huge spiritual component, was an epiphany.
Having completed her 200 hour teacher training with Yogaworks NYC, Kim will soon complete 300 hours with Jivamukti Yoga and is planning to continue on to her 800 hour Apprenticeship in 2019. Why Jivamukti? It offers tools, among them: Dharma (discussion), Mantra (chanting) and Meditation. Each of these tools facilitates finding one’s true self. For Kim, the Jivamukti community is family. In the future, she hopes to open a Jivamukti affiliated studio right here in the Catskill Mountains, her home since 2013.
There is no better place to reconnect with your true self, than in nature.
Kim is eternally grateful to Austin and Bobby, the founders of Jivamukti Jersey City. Without Austin’s inspiration, Kim would not be living as purposefully. She is also thankful to her teachers: Jodie Rufty, of Yogaworks and her Jivamukti Satsang: Christian Montegut, Monica Jaggi, April DeChagas, Jessica Stickler, Katherine Szekely. Danielle Prager and the great teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life.
Kim invites you to come practice with her, to be physically challenged while linking your breath, freeing your mind and opening all possibilities for a happier and healthier, more peaceful version of you.
“I was hesitant to do yoga because of my back issues, but Kim took the time to explain how to move into the back bends and twists. She has made my back feel better. She is an angel.” - Cortnie L.
“The music was great and so was the lavender temple massage in Savasana. She commands the room with clear and soothing cues. Thanks Kim.” - Nick C.
“Yogi Noble is a wonderful yoga instructor. Knowledgeable and caring, she challenges you to get the most out the class but creates a relaxing environment. I would recommend her class to both beginners and experts.” - Steve E.