Kim Koopmann's yogic journey began in 2001 when she took classes at a local health club mainly out of a sense of curiosity and the need to heal an exercise-induced upper back/shoulder injury. She was quickly hooked and moved her practice into the studio at Yogafusions w/ Kathryn Templeton. Kim was inspired to take part in the YogaSpirit teacher training and received her first 200hr certification in 2006. She has studied Sanskrit level 1 with Manorama, Restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, Ayurveda with Kathryn Templeton, and Parayoga with Rod Stryker and his senior certified teachers, Lauren Toolin, Kathryn Templeton and Sue Neufeld. In addition, she has studied yoga and meditation at the Himalayan Institute.
Kim feels that yoga should be accessible to students of all shapes, sizes, and physical abilities, and was therefore drawn into the study of Viniyoga. She received her 200-hr certification from the Viniyoga New England Teacher Training program in January 2010. Kim continues to study Viniyoga and Parayoga with a focus on completing 500-hour and Yoga Therapy programs.
Your Community Yoga Center at 39 Putnam Ave., Hamden, Ct 06517 located in the greater New Haven area, servicing Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, Northford, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, and Woodbridge. Offering yoga for Beginners, All-levels yoga, ParaYoga®, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga for Teens, Yoga for Tweens, Vinyasa Yoga, Pre-Natal Yoga, Senior/Gentle Yoga, Anusara Inspired Yoga, Belly Dance, Hatha-Tantra Yoga, Tantra Meditation, Buddhist Meditation, Ayurveda, Early Morning Sunrise Yoga and free yoga classes for the community. Our bookstore carries books on yoga, meditation, and ayurveda as well as cds, yoga mats, blocks, props and jewelry. Formerly The Connecticut Yoga Center.