B.Sc., Certified Yoga Instructor, Yoga Ninja
Kim McNeil is a freckled, Montreal-born gal who discovered yoga after her competitive swimming career came to an end. After retiring from the sport, Kim tried kickboxing, karate, and knitting but nothing seemed to fill the gap. As a last resort, she took her first yoga class in 1998. The rest as they say is history. With over 10 years of experience, she specializes in demystifying yoga and helping her students become comfortable with it regardless of their yoga experience. She works with those living with pain, injury, arthritis, and those with more specific needs and goals. Her multi-disciplinary approach to yoga therapy helps her clients manage their chronic pain, stress, and mobility issues. The result is a huge improvement in their quality of life which includes getting back to doing the things they love.
Causes close to her heart are Cancervive, The Arthritis Society, Power of Movement, and Yoga Thrive. Most importantly, Kim believes yoga can help anyone feel better and live a happier life.
- Muscle Activation Technique (M.A.T.) Jumpstart Program (2013)
- Level 1 Training Certification (200 hrs) – Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada (2011)
- Certified YogaThrive(TM) Yoga Instructor (Level 1), Functional Synergy and University of Calgary (2008)
- Certified Yoga Instructor (500 hrs), Yoga Studio College of Canada (2005)
- Member, Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada
- Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists
- Member, Yoga Association of Alberta
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Biology), McGill University
- Advanced CPR (Level C), AED, and First Aid
Yoga should focus not just on the poses but on helping you build self-confidence and body awareness, maintain good physical, emotional, and mental health, make you smile, help you self-reflect and grow, find balance (both physical and by counteracting the copious amounts of dark chocolate you ate last night), and be a better person. Anything else is just exercise. If you’ve tried yoga before and felt your needs weren’t met, the class failed you. Yoga is for everyone regardless of age, sex, race, religion, measurements, and type of clothing worn.
Go ahead, let yoga into your life,