yes I am the dreadlocked owner with the crazy colorful tattoos
and yes, I do take it seriously and have a surprisingly IN-DEPTH yogic education and background
And have you met my mom, Catherine, co-owner of the studio, frequent yogi and my next door neighbor? If not, you should. She's amazing and we love her here.
I grew up in Murray, Utah, and in the summer of In 2014, I moved back to my hometown. The neighborhood studio where I practiced while visiting soon became my home, and I found myself once again teaching that oh so committed and a whole lot of fun Saturday morning class. In September of 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to both buy the studio with my mom, and go on an epic adventure to China. Its been a wild ride, trying to remember and learn all the ins and outs of managing and owning a studio, while satisfying my own wanderlust and love of learning, but we, and the studio, have the most amazing, supportive teachers, seva workers, and students. I am beyond grateful for everything and everyone present in our space, in our hearts, and who sends us good vibes and love.
I began to study the art, science and patterns of the human body/mind/spirit (ya know the energy and how it works and why we are here and all that fun stuff) through extensive traditional martial arts training, earning my black belt, competing nationally, and developing a strong meditation practice in the process. And so... long story short, this led me to a yoga class in the early 90's. I dabbled. But honestly, I was all over the place. Too many paths, rabbit holes, and general distraction with shiny and immediate and exciting and crazy twists and turns.
Wandering in and out of yoga for nearly a decade, I found a dedicated practice l after the birth of my 2nd daughter in 2003, as I struggled with postpartum depression. I began teaching (out of my house- and surprising, graciously, I still have some of those same students) in 2009 and completed my 200hr and much of my 500hr training with Breathe into Awareness. I love yoga and I learn as much about it as I can from the best sources I have access too. Its an ocean of information, and I can only share the few drops I am a part of, but hey, all the drops count, right? I study extensively with local and national teachers and completed a 300 hour intensive in 2014 with the focus on pranayama, mudras, mantras, asana and philosophy. I am fortunate enough to call some amazing yoginis mentors, both in my practice and my life (they are the same really, or at least a reflection of each other) and will forever be indebted to DeAnna Shires, Ranjana Pallana, Donna Banks, and Melissa Smith.
I teach privately for corporate yoga, one on one sessions and small group classes, so email for more info. If you want to catch me in class so check the current schedule for what I'll be teaching and any workshops, trainings and events I am participating in. You'll probably get a bit of philosophy, lots of meditation, some anatomy, some good music, breath work (pranayama) asana geared toward those who show up on their mats in the class I happen to get to guide.
I wander the world, learning new techniques, studying reading, participating, and being of service, but when I am home, I crave routine, consistency, and my own insulated bubble. I get to know my students and my teachers. I dress in baggy green yoga pants and a t-shirt a lot of the time and still think yoga is just as cool that way. (Lately I have found crazy cat leggings and shirts, so you just never know...) I am fiercely loyal and dedicated to my home and my community and am excited to be bringing it all together.
I'm certified in Breathe into Recovery- a training designed to meet the needs of those overcoming addiction, and Breathe into Bliss- a 200 hr RYT training to provide emotional healing through yoga, as well as I've completed over 375 additional hours of Yoga Therapy training.
I love (i.e. specialize) in pranayama, traditional Hatha, Meditation, Flow, and Yin. I am a true anatomy geek, and it is through this avenue as well as studying advanced yoga therapy modules that I help each person discover their most therapeutic practice, while hopefully bringing a smile to your face. Students can "come as they are" and find an unpretentious and creative atmosphere in my classes. I almost always have my singing bowls, a good story, a cup of tea, some smelly good eye pillow, a lot of love, some essential oils and the grace to be real. (Well, I am not currently serving tea and need to make a classroom set of eye pillows since I've moved to SLC, but you get it- those things are coming back) My emphasis is on providing a safe, peaceful and joyful environment to help further you personal practice, give your spirit a chance to rejuvenate and seriously enjoy this life we are given.
In addition to teaching & practicing yoga, I'm a dreamer, photographer, writer, student, and multi-media specialist. I travel, hang in any garden I can create or find (and hopefully eat), cook & eat local foods, relax with my truly supportive and incredibly beautiful, loving and dedicated family & friends, and delve into my community, ya know, where I live and work and work in. Most of all, I'm a joyful wanderer, greeting the next adventure as it unfolds.
She begins with dirty little hippy feet
because she tends her own garden
with the same love she tends everyone else.
Fearlessly she tread deep into forests
that others scream are too hard to navigate
while her own anxiety is hidden in her breaths.
She exhales with more courage than the lion
could ever roar.
If you were to ask her who she was
she would throw back her head and laugh
illustrating herself in the mirth in her eyes
bold even when poisonous gases
consume our own vision.
Not once did she ask to be an everyday goddess.
Some days she reels and drowns with us
in existential crisis.
But it is always her that gets up first.
She has been blessed with more love
than anyone could hope to see.
~By Kyerra Timm