"Retirement and learning yoga are two of the best things I did for myself in my sixties. After retirement, I started to have problems with my knees. I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. I also had an asthma problem and was using an inhaler daily. I tried several options: walking 45 minutes a day did not help, swimming in a public pool made me ill (chlorine water), and taking pain reducing pills gave me temporary relief but did not solve the root of my problem. I began to research on the internet to find out what other people did similar to my situation. As it turned out, I needed to learn how to stretch, relax, and breathe properly. I was very lucky to find Kimberly as my yoga instructor. Studying karate for 5 years has taught me the importance and value of finding a qualified instructor. Most people have the wrong concept about yoga. Therapeutic yoga is not about twisting your body in strange shapes or inverting your body oddly about around the floor, it is about learning the right kind of stretches and how to breathe within your own capacity. Kimberly is extremely knowledgeable. She understands the muscle groups of the human body and knows when to target problematic body parts with proper stretches and exercises. I have studied yoga with Kimberly for nearly a year now. I go to Kimberly’s classes three times a week. During the days I am not in her class, I practice yoga at home. Like everything else in life, without the commitment and dedication to change, there will be no result. She is my guide during this journey. As of today, my knee pain is hardly noticeable, my asthma is gone and I can hike/ travel without fear of having an asthma attack. I also discovered that I have better coordination when I move around. I consider myself to be a fairly happy and active senior citizen and plan to continue to practice yoga as long as I am able to. Thank you Kimberly! "