Kim Chandler, ERYT is the founder and director of Innerlight. A former resident of Kripalu Center, Kim completed her first teacher training in 1990 and has since dedicated her professional life to teaching yoga and training yoga teachers. Kim directed Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, was a founding member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association and served as the Associate Director of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association 1993-1995.
Kripalu teaching methodology continues to have a presence in Kim's teaching. She has also been influenced by a wide variety of other teachers and traditions. Most recently her study with the founder of iRest ® Yoga Nidra, Richard Miller, PhD. has infused her teaching with an understanding of the importance of deep, restorative experience and mindfulness practices. She is a certified Level II iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher.
Kim is also a certified Proprioceptive Writing® (PW) teacher. PW is a mindfulness practice that fosters integration of emotional and intellectual experience, builds self trust and frees creativity and intuition. Kim's experiences with the highly synergistic and complimentary practices of PW and yoga have culminated in her program, Mind in Motion.
Kim's teaching style combines structural alignment, contemplative aspects of yoga and mindfulness. Her approach emphasizes breath, attention and awareness. In the context of a group class, Kim has an eye toward supporting and guiding students to embody their individual, unique expression of each pose. Her classes tend to move slowly and methodically and typically include a guided relaxation experience.