Kim Wade has always been a creative individual who enjoys the challenges of living an active lifestyle. She earned a BFA in Theater and has worked professionally as an actor since childhood. She describes herself as a very active person, both physically and spiritually. Her personal philosophy is that joy is an option, feeling our feelings is the key and positive thinking is a choice.Kim believes suffering is a part of life and we all experience it. Whether it is predominately mental, emotional or physical trauma, she believes those experiences (or more accurately, how we perceive those experiences) are where the inner life and our real strength turn on. In other words, it is in our darkness that we find our light. Through childhood abandonment, trauma, scoliosis, adolescent shame and stress, guilt, addictions, failed relationships and a truckload of fear, Kim has found through the practice of yoga and gratitude, the tools she needed to transform her life. Her body began to realign itself, her mind learned to sit still and she discovered that beauty is indeed truth and acceptance of oneself is indeed freedom. With the encouragement from her early clients, Kim created Inner Gaze Yoga to share these tools with others.She credits her training as an improvisational actor and her life experiences for giving her the ability to tailor a very specific regimen that suits the individual and personal goals of her clients.
Kim makes it a priority to understand what each and every person wants to achieve, so each class can be sequenced accordingly. She bases the sessions on the ideas that we are all our own teachers and each and every moment is the lesson. Her technique channels client intention (setting goals), exploring the mind and body through beginning and intermediate asana (poses), playing with life through pranayama (breathing techniques), going with the flow in vinyasa (breathing synchronized with movement), and time to quietly gaze inward (meditation). She enjoys working with clients across the spectrum from beginner to advanced, and with those searching for both physical and emotional realignment.