Voted in 2013 for the third time as DC’s Best Yoga Teacher by the Washington City Paper readers, and the featured yoga teacher for NBC4 Washington’s weekly yoga segment on The Midday Show, Kim has practiced yoga for 20 years and taught for 10. She is head of Boundless Yoga’s Advanced Studies Programs and its creative, driving force. She teaches students about the body’s intrinsic alignment and health and believes disease is the West’s form of meditation.
After spending the 90′s working on Wall Street in New York City, London, and parts of Asia, Kim left the corporate world in 2002 to start Boundless Yoga. Kim has studied with Sri Swami Satchidananda, John Schumacher, Erich Schiffmann, JJ Gormley, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, and Ramanand Patel. She is drawn to these yoga masters because of their ability to address the body’s inherent ability to transform. Kim first studied in the Integral Yoga tradition and since 2002 has migrated toward an Iyengar-derived approach.
In 2012 Kim was featured in PBS Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly’s documentary titled “None of the Above: The Rise of the Religiously Unaffiliated” and was a guest expert on NPR’s Interfaith Voices on the same subject.
Healing and Training
Kim’s private practice includes athletes, populations healing musculo-skeletal injury, adults with special needs (cancer, heart and other cardio-pulmonary disease, ailments of the nervous system), and children with special needs.
Kim has trained advanced yoga students to become basic or intermediate yoga teachers since 2004. In 2008, she launched Boundless’s first Energy Apprenticeship Program, in which she trains apprentices to become Energy Healers. In 2009, she started Boundless’s RYT-500 Advanced Studies Program, and in 2010, the Boundless Yoga Therapy Program. That year, Boundless also started its one-of-a-kind Advanced Studies Apprenticeship Program.
The Washington Post, New York Times, Washingtonian magazine, and Yoga Journal have all covered Kim’s exit from the corporate world to become a a socially conscious entrepreneur and local business owner. In 2010 and 2012, she was voted Best Teacher in the Washington City Paper’s “Best Of Readers Poll.”
Boundless Yoga has partnered with Co-Op America’s Green Festival, Easter Seals’ Child Development Center, and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Until 2010, Kim was Co-Chair of the local business organization, Think Local First with Busboys and Poets’ Founder Andy Shallal. She is a founding member of that organization and remains on its board.