more about kinh...
I am a student, mama of 2 willful boys, wife and teacher. I began with dreams of becoming the first woman to play in the NBA; but when those dreams were crushed in the 6th grade I started to dance and began using Pilates as a method to keep my body strong. In 2000 I found yoga and realized that Pilates + Yoga made a lot of sense together. Their principles of control and presence married one another well and produced results that healed and have helped my clients achieve their personal goals. My love for the two led me to want to share this with others. In 2012, I left my 80 hour work weeks in Corporate America to pursue my dream of helping others feel good and be healthy and never looked back.
I teach Pilates + Yoga in a 'mindfully athletic' way because I believe that you don't need to compromise staying safe with breaking a sweat. In my opinion, when we exercise our movement should be thoughtful, our minds present and our body alive with awareness.
A perpetual student, my studies in movement are varied and extensive. I am certified at the Pilates Integrated Teacher Training (ITT) in San Francisco on all apparatus and mat, have completed a 200+ hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) from Yoga Tree in San Francisco and have continued studies towards a 500 hour YTT. Specifically, I am proud of of having studied extensively with the following teachers/mentors: Madeline Black (world renown Pilates and movement thought leader), Irene Dowd (Julliard School faculty/kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular re-education), Harvey Deutch (leading the Bay Area in forging physical therapy and yoga) and Lynda Caesara (Lauren Berry method of massage therapy for fascial release and correction).
I know that I can keep you safe, help you heal what hurts and give you a great workout at the same time.
Having taught for several years in San Francisco, CA, we moved to Northern California Wine Country in 2016 to catch our breaths and let our young boys run free in the countryside. Although today I still teach on demand all over the Bay Area, I am almost exclusively located in beautiful Sonoma, CA.