“Kimi is an intelligent, heartfelt and authentic teacher. I love to take her class. It has just the right pace and level of challenge for me, and even more importantly, as a teacher Kimi is unabashedly herself. She is down-to-earth, insightful, sometimes funny, and always deeply present. Her love for the practice and for her students shines through each time she teaches.” --Amy A.
“completely blown away”
I was completely blown away by Kimi's yogic lore workshop. The choice of stories and the way she intertwined them throughout the practice, the vigorous flow sequences that allowed for time to really let the stories sink in and embody the characters, the subtle music, and Kimi's genuine, vivid, and knowledgeable storytelling style - everything blended together perfectly. I can tell she put a lot of thought and creativity into preparing for those two hours. Since the workshop, I also notice myself coming back to the stories during practice - they give me something to focus on and add depth to the asana. If Kimi ever offers another yogic lore workshop, I'll definitely want to join her again.
Kimi is a gem in the Portland community,
Kimi is one of the best yoga instructors I’ve ever had. I have been practicing yoga with fair regularity since 2011, and when I moved to Portland, Kimi was the first yoga instructor who made me feel like I was “home”–even in a brand new city. Kimi has a palpable light about her, and a welcoming, nourishing energy she gives to every single class. She incorporates beautiful stories into her flow which puts focus on the history and background of the poses and philosophy and adds another dimension to the yogic meditative practice. Her thoughtful flows are always dynamic and she often finds ways to stretch unusual muscles and muscle groups. I love that she provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced poses in every class, and how supported I feel from start to finish: whether it is from a gentle adjustment, guidance into a deeper stretch, or talking me through a new arm balance. I have taken many friends to Kimi’s classes over the last two years, and every single one has walked away saying her verbal cues were easy to understand and her class was one of the best classes he/she’d ever attended. Kimi is a gem in the Portland community, and her classes are worth attending if you have a chance.
_ Ali M
“She is a master.”
I had the good fortune to meet Kimi through the global Shiva Rea program. Since then, I have admirably watched Kimi live her dharma both as a yoga professional and as a mother. Kimi’s Yogic Lore workshops are an integral part of the 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs that I lead. Each session is steeped in yogic myth and philosophy. She is a master of seamlessly weaving the ancient stories throughout the asana class in a way that inspires and uplifts. I am always moved by this fresh and unique approach to learning and moving through asana. Kimi’s Yogic Lore workshops provide a vital link between yoga tradition in a modern world.
“down to earth style”
Kimi Marin was a guest presenter on Deity, Mudra, Mantra and deconstructing vinyasa sequencing at our 200 hour Yoga Alliance recognized Essential Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Boise, Idaho. We enjoyed her down to earth style. Very warm and authentic. Kimi was able to integrate and reference our signature vinyasa series over and over again as she taught. This helped our student teachers make sense of what can sometimes be abstract eastern theology. Kimi offers an intelligent, well rounded and light hearted view of yoga. We look forward to having her back!
“a great sense of authenticity and humor.”
I have had the wonderful fortune of working with Kimi on many occasions. We’ve participated in the same conferences, festivals and I’ve also invited her in to present at my teacher training programs, Elevate Yoga Trainings. Kimi beautifully presents Yogic Lore with her deep knowledge, a great sense of authenticity and humor. She is extremely engaging and incorporates lecture, yoga and interactive exercises to reinforce her teachings. It’s always so much fun! I love this woman very much!
“genuine, thoughtful, accessible, humble”
“I was so impressed with the way you were able to express the idea of a new beginning, or a change of perspective, and then offer students ways to find that in the body. I’ve been thinking about it ever since…Anyways, your teaching–genuine, thoughtful, accessible, humble– really inspires me. Thank you.” -- R.S.