B.Sc., Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Artist
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 13 years of teaching experience, she specializes in demystifying yoga and helping students become comfortable with it regardless of their experience level. She works with those living with pain, anxiety, arthritis, cancer, and other types of chronic illness. Her multi-disciplinary approach to yoga therapy helps students manage their chronic pain, stress, and mobility issues. The result is a huge improvement in their quality of life which means they can heal and get back to doing the things they love to do.
Causes close to her heart are Cancervive, CHMA, The Arthritis Society, Wellspring Calgary, and Yoga Thrive.
For more information about yoga therapy, go to yogatherapy.health.
- Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) – International Association of Yoga Therapists
- Faculty, Toronto Yoga Conference
- Muscle Activation Technique (M.A.T.) Jumpstart Certification
- Level 1 Training Certification (200 hrs) – Iyengar Yoga Association of Canada
- Certified YogaThrive(TM) Yoga for Cancer Yoga Instructor (Level 1), Functional Synergy and University of Calgary
- Certified Yoga Instructor (500 hrs), Yoga Studio College of Canada
- 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 on the poses but on helping you build self-confidence and self-awareness. Yoga is a tool for your health toolbox that can help you maintain good physical, emotional, and mental health. Yoga will help you build body awareness, find balance (both physically and by counteracting the copious amounts of dark chocolate you ate last night), and make you be a more grounded, less-reactive person; anything else is just exercise. If you’ve tried yoga before and felt you didn’t fit in, the class let you down. Yoga is for everyone regardless of age, sex, race, religion, weight, and clothing type.
Go ahead, let yoga into your life,