about_daeI am grateful to all the teachers I have met and learned from.  The most influential to me is Guruji, Sri K. Pattahbi Jois.  Thank you Guruji for blessing us with the gift of your teachings in Ashtanga Yoga.

Yoga has changed my life and has improved the way that I experience my life everyday.

I have suffered a number of accidents that were traumatic, that left me in a lot of chronic pain and many other dicomforts.  I tried many different therapies and methods to heal, but nothing seemed to ‘really’ work.  They did make me feel a little better, but I never felt completely well.

I decided to try Yoga and searching thru a number of schools and methods, finally found Ashtanga.  It was truly the hardest physical activity I have ever experienced.  Yet, the only one that left me with a feeling of peace and contentment when I was done with the practice.  It spoke to me because I kept going back for more.

With the prior injuries I had from my mortorcycle accident, and being hit by a car while was jogging years before, I had a lot of limitations when I first started. Yet, the healing benefits from this practice helped me overcome the physical limitations I used to live with.

And the other benefits from the practice, like the way it relieves the mental and emotional stress that we can carry was also very liberating.

I have experienced different styles of yoga since I was 16, but started Ashtanga practice in 2001.  I became a ceritfied teacher in 2004.  Got a chance to study with Guruji and Sharat in 2005.  In 2009, I was able to go to Mysore, India to attend KPJAYI.

Dae Kim, RYT