Kimberly Millard is an esteemed Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Yoga Teacher Trainer. She received her 500hr Yoga Teacher Training certification through Shivakali Yoga, International Association of Yoga Therapists Certification through Loyola Marymount University, and 750 hour Ayurveda Health Counselor certification through Joyful Belly.
Kim’s classes weave together extensive training in sanskrit, vinyasa, hatha, ayurveda, yoga nidra, restorative, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy based on sacred texts such as The Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita. With an emphasis on the subtle body, she brings the vibrational power of harmonium, mantra and crystal bowls as additional tools to move her students beyond the physical.
She began her yoga practice seeking relief from chronic pain due to a life-altering spinal injury. What began as a skeptical experiment blossomed into a life-affirming journey that evolves and continues to heal her physical body through deeper, more subtle dimensions of the Self. With gratitude and compassion, she guides her students towards accessing their own innate wisdom and self healing capacity.
After receiving transmission from a variety of masters, Kim has come to learn that yoga doesn’t belong to any one person or lineage. Rather, it is a living pulsation that threads itself through the eons. Her intention as a teacher is to serve as a channel for these potent and healing teachings just as all her teachers and their teachers have done before her.
Years of study and practice have shaped her life into living closer to the earth: simply, sustainably, and in harmony with nature’s rhythms. With her partner Paul, she has abandoned city life and relocated to the northern California coast where she lives completely off grid. Paul designed and built their home and yoga studio (Pine Reef Yoga) by hand, overlooking 20 acres of land where the ocean, coastal prairie and redwood forests meet. They enjoy serving the community by hosting classes, workshops and retreats. Otherwise, they’re raising chickens, growing their own food, riding motorcycles, taking photos, roller skating and cohabitating with three crazy cats.
Events with Kimberly Millard
December 2 - 4, 2022
For your safety and ours, we require proof of vaccination from all visitors and residents of Ratna Ling Retreat Center. We wish to provide peace of mind for all of our guests. As the season turns to more darkness and cold, our bodies naturally long to retreat inward. December is a time to reflect on what has transpired in the year and process all of the emotions and experiences of 2021. This retreat is designed…