Kimberly Marie Fife
creator of Yogattune
RYT 200, RCYT 95
My Journey: Yoga and the Arts
Growing up, my first experiences of deep connection to myself, others, and the world was through music making, dance, and theatre performance art. Diving into these creative practices brought me empathy, curiosity about the human experience, and spiritual connection. As life continues, my passion for the arts and spirituality continues to grow and expand!
Yoga was first introduced to me by a dance teacher at Dean College while completing my BA in Musical Theatre. While working as a performer, yoga always helped me to stay grounded and connected to my true self.
Like many others, I started with Asana practice, but it was when I dove into meditation and attention to breath that my yoga became much deeper. I discovered the mental space to become a better problem solver, listener, communicator, student, and teacher. While pursuing theatre, I taught acting, music, and dance classes to children. In the mists of falling in love with yoga, I also fell in love with teaching.
After cracking open a truth telling fortune cookie one day, I knew it was time to pursue yoga and mindfulness professionally. I completed my 200hr RYT at Kriplau School of Yoga in 2016 and my 95 hr RCYT (registered children’s yoga teacher), in 2019 with Wee Yogis in San Francisco. Along the way, I’ve also trained in Reiki with Libby Barnet, Yoga for Babies and Toddlers with Childlight Yoga, and Meditation and Mindfulness for Children with Kidpowerment Yoga.
I absolutely love the variety and excitement of teaching for all ages! Each class from parent and baby, to kids, to teen, to adults, has its own special energy. No matter how old the students are, all of my classes emphasize self love and self observation without judgment! When someone is showing themselves love and care, that love is what reflects back out to the world! In my classes, you will find a focus on spirituality, creativity, and the freedom to explore and express your unique self!
As my personal practice grows, I continue to grow awareness of my feelings, sensations, empathy towards others, and my connection to the magic of the Earth. I’ve been able to combine my passions of music, dance, and yoga by wrapping creative movement, singing, and chanting into meditative experiences. I am continually cultivating a stronger access to my intuition and creativity. This has guided me to create new art and projects that I am passionate about, and the confidence to share them with the world!
I often find myself bursting with gratitude for being able to do the work that I do. I love offering Live Music Yoga Classes, Family Yoga Workshops in addition to weekly classes, CompassionArt: Yoga for Performers, and Yoga Arts Creation Camp every summer!