Kim Carter

class vibe: flow with precision and intention
niche: inviting students to feel in and remain present while exploring their personal “why”

What does it mean to be an Ignite teacher?
Power yoga is skill in action, and if I can nutshell my “why” for practicing and teaching that’s it — physically, emotionally, intellectually and energetically both on and off the mat

Where can we find you on your mat?
At home, in power and sometimes awaken or zen. I like mixing it up but always come back to that combination of flow with precision that I find in a really good ashtanga or power practice

What’s your greatest adventure?
I love travel, being outdoors with my dogs. I’ve visited some cool places, but really day to day life provides infinite opportunities for adventure, for trying something that scares you and for engaging with friends you haven’t met yet

Where else are you lighting it up these days?
Power lifting at The Dirty Gym in downtown Dayton.  Training and trialing my Rottweilers in canine scentwork.  Like yoga, both of these things test limits and requires discipline, patience and a ton of love and compassion. Most days I can also be found managing people and resources for the local office of an 400+ attorney international law firm, where my goal every day is to lead effectively by serving others 

What’s one thing you know to be true?
Some things aren’t fixable. Ever. But when something is lost, the learning from that lost thing or ability or presence in your life is complete and whole, for a new journey awaits

Kim has been practicing since the 1990s, teaching for 17 years, once owned a studio and trained teachers. Her most profound influences on her teaching and practice are Maty Ezraty, Rodney Yee and Marcia Miller (founder of Yoga on High)

Find me on instagram @yogadawgsdayton

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