Kimberly Drye is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor in the Birmingham, AL area. She trained primarily in Asheville, NC with master teacher Lillah Schwartz, but has additional training with Cindy Dollar, John Friend, Roger Cole, Michael Johnson, Aadil Pakhiavala, Stephanie Keach, and Matthew Sanford.
She currently has five years of teaching experience at Lighten Up Yoga, Asheville Yoga Center, South Asheville Yoga, Asheville Community Yoga, Asheville Yoga Donation Studio, French Broad River Academy, UNCA, ABTech, Bella Vista Retirement home, Hope Medical Center, workplace yoga at the Federal Building, the Crest Center, the Wellness Center at the Cliffs, Leila Patterson Center, Cooperris Mental Health Clinic, a number of health clubs/gyms, and various special events and private sessions including weddings and private hikes and yoga.
In addition to classes and private sessions, Kim worked as a staff member in the 200-hour yoga teacher trainings at Lighten Up Yoga and Asheville Yoga Center where she offered guidance to teachers about their personal practices, teaching sequences, and teaching skills
In 2011, she started her own series of experiential classes including Yoga on the Mountain events and international retreats. Pictures and more information about these events can be found on her blog, herenowyoga.com, where she regularly posts yoga sequences, news, and musings.
Kim completed a 150 hours Internship/voluntary observation at CarePartners Rehabilitation facility in the Summer of 2012 and a service learning internship at Thrive, an organization devoted to positive health promotion, in Spring of 2012.
She has previous work experience as an elementary school reading skills instructor, bank teller, and two years in Americorps working with impoverished youth.
500-hour certification in alignment yoga with therapy emphasis from Lighten Up Yoga 2014
230-hour certification in alignment yoga from Lighten Up Yoga 2009, 9 month program
200-hour certification in flow yoga from Asheville Yoga Center 2008, 30 day intensive
Kimberly has also taken several additional workshops/trainings in yoga anatomy, yoga for back care, yoga for multiple sclerosis, the physiology of relaxation and sleep, the physiology of inversions, yoga for sacral imbalances, yoga for scoliosis, yoga for the asymmetric body, the art of sequencing, the history of yoga, pranayama, meditation techniques, yoga for seniors, chair yoga, yoga sutras and philosophy, the energetics of yoga (chakras, bandhas, koshas), and cranial-sacral rhythm in yoga (somatic release through asana).
The technical skills she has as an instructor that set her apart include poignant language skills, excellent demonstration technique, and an in-depth understanding of alignment principles and therapeutic applications. Her classes are focused on a combination of alignment in asana, pranayama, philosophy, and meditation.
Contact information for Kim, as well as her weekly schedule and upcoming events can be found at herenowyoga.com.