Pranayama ~ Asana ~ Savasana ~ Meditation
Yoga classes and seminars will start in Summer 2012
|“Yoga is 95% practice and 5%
- K. Pattabhi Jois
(a Sanskrit term meaning the Light within Me honors the Light within
from India thousands of years ago, the
word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root Yug, translating to
yoke, spirit, union. Yoga involves a wide variety of disciplines and
brings into union mind, body and spirit.
Each posture (asana) is designed to prepare the body
for the one that follows. Yoga opens both the chakras and the
muscular/skeletal system, stimulates the glandular system, and helps
eliminate toxins to rebuild the body from old injuries.
yoga practice, what once seemed purely physical slowly transforms the
practitioner towards a metaphysical state of being. Kim's intention is
to empower each student to discover the teacher within and that these
classes transform your thoughts, actions and body from the inside out.
This introduction to Yoga class is for those new to yoga or who need to
rekindle their interest. Some yogic theory, breathwork (pranayama) and
basic yoga postures (asanas) will be introduced. Chair assists are
available. You will leave feeling healthier, more flexible and
stronger. Ask any questions you maybe felt you couldn't in a
traditional class. Explore and play in a supportive atmostphere and see
that yoga is for every body.
"There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go."
Tennessee Williams, American playwright
Come give your mind a mini-retreat, and join Kim for a session of open
meditation. This non-dogmatic class will facilitate open group
meditation along with guided imagery and visualization.
"Meditation is not to get away from society,
but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on."
Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk
Yoga Flow for Teens
Builds strength, flexibility, and helps to balance emotions. This class is an important
place to slow down from the many demands of life. Learn techniques to
listen inward and honor the messages of your body. You will leave feeling
rejuvenated and empowered to make choices from a balanced center.
the joy of the sea coming to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse
through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
gravity be lightened by grace.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become...."
John O'Donohue, Writer
|Yoga for Depression, the Blues or Big Emotions|
This class is coming back due to many requests. Thank you for honoring this sacred path. Description coming...
"Live at the empty heart of paradox.
I'll dance with you there, cheek to cheek."
|Open Yoga Meditation ~ Asana ~ Pranayama ~ Savasana
Open level classes are appropriate for all levels.
The students' 'goal' in an open class is to take their practice level
from where it is; into the beyond, by using modifications. This class is informed by several types of
yoga and does not follow any one specific style. It is an exploration of
the body using breathwork and heightened awareness that supports
balance in the body. It encompasses the stength building and alignment
of an Iyengar type approach (longer deep holds) balanced with a gentler Yin
approach. Yin yoga asana is a releasing into your individual
body structure and is less focused on an exact classical alignment. My philosophy is
that yoga is not a competition with either ourselves or others. Other influences are flow (or Vinyasa) and several other types of yoga.
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations..." Universal truth
|What is a Vinyasa Class?
Kim teaches a strong and compassionate yoga that is challenging for
advanced students and supportive for beginners. She is strongly
influenced by Vinyasa, or a fluid asana practice that purifies,
empowers and revitalizes through a creative blend that emphasizes the
detail and therapeutic approach brought to us by Iynengar, the
energizing merge of breath and challenging asana, influenced by the
Ashtanga method and the inherent heart opening and compassion that is
the result of any authentic yoga practice.
Vinyasa or "flow" yoga is
one of the emerging forms of yoga in the West arising from
Krishnamacharya's lineage of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Viniyoga. Vinyasa
yoga is sequenced to bring balance between ease (sukha) and effort
(sthira) while synchronizing the movement with the breath. The
sequences of the yoga postures are both physically challenging and
“The Breath is the Movement of Spirit in the Body.” Dr. Andrew Weil
|Private Yoga Instruction
Private Yoga Instruction is perfect for those new to yoga. Several yoga
sessions can give you a basic foundation in alignment and breathe to
enable you to safely participate in most beginner or intermediate yoga
classes. Private yoga is also beneficial for those who want to deepen
their practice or work toward rehabilitating injuries.
Please contact Kim to discuss your unique situation and needs.
"If you cannot be a poet,
be a poem." actor David Carradine
|New to Yoga?
Wear work-out clothing, a leotard or spandex shorts or pants, anything
that stretches and keeps you covered. Bring a towel or yoga mat - Kim generally has several for sale.
Please eat at least 2 hours prior to class
we say often when we teach that the most advanced yogi is the one who
comes with a 'Beginner's Mind'... so, come just as you are.
| "True Understanding is found through Compassion"
|About Kim Hudson
is the daughter of a Hindu father and Christian Mother, and a long time
student of diverse spiritual teachings and indigenous wisdom. She began
practicing yoga shortly after an injury to her knee in 1988 left her
unable to walk without a limp. The years since then, herbs, yoga, and an on-going personal evolution
have helped sustain the work of an amazing surgeon. Kim
now shares with others how to head toward finding their own balanced, authentic, self-honest and Joyful 'Middle Way'.
saw how effective it was for people to begin to reclaim balance thru
practice of yoga. Kim recently moved from Cape Cod to the mountains.
Her interests include Herbalism, simple natural living and animal
|Yoga facilitates our inner
teacher to wake up and 'help us out of our own way'. Of course, a
strong and supple body are nice side effects, but what really happens
is an unfolding of the spirit by learning to simply ‘Be in the moment’.
Join Kim as her intuitive, compassionate, yet challenging approach
helps you to relax, replenish and rebuild. Come feel wonderful and let
the sacred happen.
|Yoga practice brings balance and
restores all bodily systems by creating physical, mental and spiritual
harmony. Through regular practice, the asanas (postures) improves the
heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, and intestines and strenghtens the
ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles.
The mind is also strengthened and regular practice helps to eliminate
stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental afflictions. Yoga helps
to calm the mind, quiet the brain's chatter, and deepens the relaxation
As we progress in our practice, we open ourselves up for a
transformational experience. This is Kim's intention through KimsharYoga and
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