For many years, Kim enjoyed a career as an executive, educator and spokesperson in the corporate beauty industry. Eventually, she found herself run down from the demands of corporate life. Feeling called to live in a more gentle, balanced and grounded fashion, Kim left behind the daily grind and founded Chrysalis Yoga Retreats in 2009. Born of her love for yoga, travel and exploration of the world’s spiritual traditions and cultures CYR is a venture that’s inspired by the desire to share these life changing experiences with others. Traveling has always been a passion of Kim’s, beginning with her first trip to Europe. Once initiated into the world of wanderlust, her heart led her back to Paris, France, where she lived for a year. Kim’s Parisian pied-à-terre became a home base from which she was able to explore the continent by train. Curiosity and a strong sense of adventure has since taken her on journeys to Thailand, Laos, India, Mexico, Morocco, British Columbia and beyond.
Her greatest voyage by far though, has been the journey of yoga. After practicing for over two decades, Kim began her formal study of yoga and the healing arts in 2008 with Saul David Raye– a pioneering and inspiring presence in yoga’s evolution in the west. She’s also completed immersive study programs with master teachers abroad in the areas of meditation, ayurveda and traditional Thai yoga massage therapy. Kim is honored to serve as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit whose mission is to mobilize the global yoga community for the purpose of empowering women and girls in India to build sustainable livelihoods and communities. Curious about Kim’s teaching style and philosophy on yoga? Read on.