|I enjoyed the trail hike and yoga yesterday. It was beautiful
to walk peacefully and mindfully through the trails. I loved doing our
warm-up stretches outside on the trails using the trees and nature to
bring focus and quiet just before the hike. Thank you for asking
everyone to remain quiet while we hiked. It allowed me to go inward,
hear the birds, feel the breeze and hear the water lapping on the
water's edge. You picked a great trail too! I enjoyed the combination
of being in the woods and also near the waters edge of the pond. Ah...
and the yoga class just added more bliss to to my mind and body. It was
a great way to stretch out and open our bodies after doing the
hike. Thank you for your thoughtful approach to your classes - you
provide a safe space for students to go inward, feel peaceful and
connect to their inner self. When can we go again?|
had the pleasure of studying and practicing yoga with Ms. Kim Hudson
when she taught at Tenley Sport and Health in Washington, D.C. She has
a very warm personality and a gentle, empathetic approach to
teaching. Prior to instruction, I had some serious
due to a surgical replacement in my neck. I discussed the
situation with Kim and she quickly modified her routine. Not
did the format insure my safety, but empowered me by allowing for
complete participation without being singled out.
I miss her
presence, sensitivity, and humor, and I am confident that wherever Kim
teaches, the students will adore her and look forward to her classes,
just as I did.
Glen Echo, MD
more I try different modalities, the more I realize how brilliant of a
Yoga instructor you are! Somehow, you blended Kundalini, Hatha,
Ashtanga and everything else into one class! It blows me away now that
I have been out there exploring different classes. You have a beautiful
gift and talent.
wanted to tell you how much our Monday night Yoga class has meant to
me. When I first came to class, I was really out of touch with my body
and my shoulder was painful all of the time. Your guidance and
encouragement has helped me regain a connection to my body (and soul).
Our class has been a highlight of my week and I feel refreshed, relaxed
and energized. I've tried enough other teachers to know you are special
and I am grateful for all you shared last year.
not often you meet someone who has such a serenity and calmness about
them, even as the world they work in becomes more demanding, less
patient and increasingly intolerant of those who "get in touch with
themselves." But Kim Hudson is that person - not that she
get stressed or have anxieties about life - but she has done the hard
work at finding the things that give her quiet, that give her
serenity. One of those things is yoga.
Now, not all of
us can appreciate yoga and often think of it as a room full of people
sitting cross legged humming in a monotone and giving a group hug when
class is over. Kim dispelled that notion for a lot of folks
and allowed us to share, even for a short time, the secret to our own
stash of calm and quiet. She taught us the benefits of simple
breathing - in with the good, out with the bad. She
us the benefits of letting go of the stresses of the day, the
challenges, the difficult decisions, the bad relationship - for an hour
each week. We could all let go of who we thought we needed to
to get through our work day and simply be who we were - folks looking
to sigh away our troubles, renew our energy and restore our
souls. Kim did that for us and even though I'd never done
before, I felt no shame in my beginner status, no embarrassment at not
having a clue what "Namaste" meant or how to pronounce it, no fear in
exposing my lack of flexibility or balance, no problems with breathing
loudly and with purpose. She provided us with the tool to
the confidence to feel safe, comfortable and free.
I will miss
her soothing sighs - loud and freeing, and her gentle words urging us
to do the same. She brought me one step closer to finding the
quiet within myself and I will forever be grateful for that gift.
Shannon, Corporate Controller
yoga teacher (Kim Hudson) at my health club here in DC is moving to
Massachusetts. This is breaking the hearts of everyone in the class
since she is so good. Regardless of the varied level of yoga expertise
in the class (starting at the bottom with me) she is able to make
everyone leave her classes feeling absolutely wonderful! She would like
to teach yoga in Cambridge after she moves there. Do you have any
suggestions for her how to get started building a clientele? Do we need
a terrific yoga teacher at our offices in Cambridge? Her email is
Michael, General Counsel
Hudson is truly passionate about yoga and her enthusiasm is
contagious. Her class is easy to follow. Kim is a
instructor aware of different abilities and helps those who want to
move on to more challenging poses do so and those that want to take
their time do so as well. Kim strongly encourages the class
focus on themselves, and not to compare or compete with others, which
creates a high level of comfort. Her class helps dissolve
tensions and is very therapeutic.
am a 50+ procrastinator who had a single experience with yoga two years
ago, loved it and said to myself, "I really ought to do that
regularly," but never did. It was not until Kim offered an
after-hours class at work that I managed to try it again. In our class,
the participants ranged from those who had never tried yoga, to those
who were quite expert. Kim always showed us the alternatives
easier and harder variations on the positions, and she always warned us
against common mistakes that she had observed elsewhere. Because of
Kim, I intend to continue with my yoga classes.
Donna, Senior Developer
Hudson brought yoga to our company as an extra-curricular activity for
employees, although now it has become a way of life for our
employees. Kim is an excellent instructor and showed some
employees about the Vinyassa Power Yoga method.
employees were beginners but all left feeling a sense of empowerment of
how to control the effect of stress in their lives. This yoga
class was so powerful that employees chose to continue with yoga as an
after-work activity even though Kim is leaving the Bank.
class also helps the Bank achieve one of its commitments to our
wellness program. Because we now offer yoga classes and other
health conscious programs, we are able to see a 6% reduction on our
health benefits rate each year.
Our employees were so committed
to yoga and Kim was such a dedicated teacher, that employees paid for
the classes through a donation to the Calvary Women's Services, a local
shelter for homeless women. In this small way, yoga helped
employees to a road to better health and helped the homeless women of
the Washington metropolitan area.
Michele, Managing Director, Human Resources
am so grateful to you for introducing me to the world of yoga at the
very time in my life when I needed to find a fresh way to get
centered. I wasn't at all sure what I was getting myself into
will admit to butterflies before the first class began. You,
however, are a natural teacher and I found your calm, soothing teaching
style very quickly drew me into the yoga poses and away from my anxious
state of mind. I could feel the day's stress drop
believe that yoga instruction is a natural calling for you and that
many students in Boston will benefit from your intuitive teaching
skills and the positive influence of your steady soul.
Hunter, Senior Communications Manager, Marketing Communications
me know if you have any suggestions for my journey :) Thanks
again. Your teaching here has truly been a catalyst for change in my
life. I cannot believe how much better my allergies and mood are after
starting to do Yoga consistently. Take care.
Heather, Vice President, Human Resources & Training
you again for donating your time for the Yoga classes after work. The
classes were a great way to end stressful days on a positive and
constructive note. And, your teaching style made it especially easy and
fun to learn. Good luck in Boston!
Charity, Director of Communications