Kim Saunders

Kim Saunders

OWNER AND FOUNDER
M.ED., LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
E-RYT500, RPYT, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL YOGA THERAPIST AND TEACHER TRAINER

As a native Californian, Kim began practicing yoga at 12 years old when her sister gave her a book on Iyengar poses as a gift.

Now as a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, yoga therapist and teacher of teachers, she loves to create a joyful, uplifting experience whether in a vinyasa flow, a restorative yin practice, a strengthening barre class…she wants you to feel great when you walk (float!) out the door.

She believes that through moving the body we move the emotions and stir the soul. Yoga, meditation and breathwork have helped her to navigate life’s major challenges of losing her brother, infertility and breast cancer and says “it has been my lifeline through the turbulence. It helped me to take the meaningless into meaningful. Yoga has been a source of strength and serenity and I vow to help others tap into these powerful resources too.”

She has completed thousands of hours of study with some of the finest teachers including Bryan Kest, John Friend, Susan Hopkins, Seane Corn, Deepak Chopra, Dharma Mittra, Robert Steinbacher and many others. She is the first Certified International bodyART Instructor in Georgia.

Her undergrad was in finance and she worked in National Accounts at a Fortune 100 company for over 10 years. This gave her skills in communication, negotiating and understanding. From there she became a Licensed Counselorto help people to heal on all levels. Whether teaching in the studio, at a corporation, or an international retreat, she comes to the mat with authenticity and a vows to keep practicing and learning so she can keep giving and growing. She created and founded Lift Yoga in 2010 and is honored to see it’s continual growth in the community.