Meet out latest Yoga For All Beings Teacher Feature, Kim Manning! Learn a few fun facts about Kim in her own words below.
- Manatees are my absolute favorite animal because they are so calm, gentle and kind. I’ve adopted three!
- In high school and college I wanted to pursue a career in music journalism or radio broadcasting, interning at music magazines and radio stations. When I realized I didn’t like to write objectively about new music, I decided discovering and collecting music would just be a personal hobby. My favorite artists today include Murder by Death, Incubus, LCD Soundsystem and Run the Jewels.
- Last year was the first time I had ever been to a national park (Olympic National Park– which is soo beautiful!), and it’s now my ultimate goal to visit every national park in the country.
- I am addicted to coffee. Beyond the caffeine, I just LOVE the taste and I love trying new blends. My current Chicago favorite is Dark Matter.
Kim teaches at Yoga For All Beings:
Tuesdays 12-1pm All Levels Vinyasa
Wednesdays 8-9am Rise & Shine Vinyasa
Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm All Levels Vinyasa (changes to 4:45-5:45pm starting Dec 8th)
Read Kim’s full biography:
Like most, Kim came to yoga for its physical benefits. Having tried a few asanas at home as recommended by a friend, she felt soreness in muscles she didn’t know existed. During her senior year of college at Columbia in Chicago, she took an Intro to Yoga course and fell madly in love with the depth of the practice. On a whim after leaving an exhausting job, she began her 200-hour teacher training and never looked back.
While the physical benefits are still a major component of what keeps her coming to her mat, the chance to connect, unwind and constantly learn are just as motivating. Kim aims to keep her classes light-hearted, challenging and relaxing. She hopes to help her students build confidence while building muscle, sweat a little bit and leave classes feeling refreshed and well-connected.