Kim has a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. She worked in hospitals, primarily with traumatic brain injuries and stroke patients, for almost ten years before starting a career in healthcare management. She spent 15 years in this capacity prior to becoming a registered yoga teacher. Quickly realizing the importance of being trauma informed when facilitating yoga she spent 3 years studying trauma and the body. She completed her Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga certification program through The Trauma Center in Brookline, MA, founded by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, an internationally recognized leader in the field of psychological trauma. The certification program is supervised by David Emerson, the Director of Yoga Services at the Trauma Center and author of Bringing the Body into Treatment. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is the only evidenced-based adjunct clinical trauma yoga intervention with methodologies in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, Trauma Memory and Yoga. She is one of only four hundred Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitators (TCTSY) worldwide. Additionally, she recently completed a nine month Traumatic Stress certification program through the Trauma Center. She is part of the clinical team at Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, facilitating TCTSY on the Behavioral Health Unit with patients that have complex trauma, treatment resistant PTSD, or a trauma history. She also provided TCTSY to women and children whose lives have been affected by sexual assault and domestic violence at local shelters and shares TCTSY with inmates at the Haywood County Detention Center. She recently completed her iRest level 1 Teacher Training and would love to share iRest with Veterans, Active Military, First Responders and HealthCare Providers. Kim is passionately committed to shepherding survivors perhaps to a place of hope and healing.