Kim Candika Alford

Senior Yoga Instructor, E-RYT 200 · Member

Kim Candika Alford teaches alignment based hatha yoga and meditation, as well as Thai yoga bodywork. Her personal teaching style is centered around opening space for the heart-mind to lead you back to your Self. Yoga, which includes meditation, yogic breathing, physical postures and other tools, allow the body to heal and become strong, and the mind to return to being expansive, empowered and joyful.

Kim teaches:

Private Yoga and Meditation Instruction

  • at Kashi Atlanta
  • Home
  • Offices

Group Classes and Workshops

  • All levels yoga
  • Gentle yoga
  • Meditation & mindfulness techniques
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Partner yoga
  • Thai yoga bodywork

Practicing yoga became a passion for Kim when she was about 16 years old in 1993. Five years later she met her beloved teacher, Swami Jaya Devi. Shortly thereafter, she began to study with her luminous guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, founder of Kashi Ashram. Both of these women have had an undeniably strong influence on Kim, and have taught her how to live and help others with a radiant and full heart, guiding her style of teaching today.

Kim has an affinity for working with specific populations who suffer from pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Starting in her late teenage years, she began experiencing chronic stress and pain, which lead to episodes of depression. That is what truly led her to discover the deeper healing effects of yoga and meditation. Now she has an understanding of the root causes of these conditions and has worked to heal herself, become strong again, with the capacity and desire to help others.

Kim completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training at Kashi Atlanta in 2004. Since then, she’s gained well over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. She has also been co-teaching and mentoring students in the Kashi Atlanta 200-hour yoga teacher training since 2007.

To continue her own education, in 2010, she began to study Anusara Yoga with Gina Minyard and completed 150 hours of training in this style. The methodology of precise alignment and therapeutics created a platform from which Kim advanced her physical practice and teaching techniques. She is now in the process of earning a 500-hour certification in Yoga Therapy through The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies.

 

You an email her here kim@kashiatlanta.org and find her at www.embody.yoga