New to Texas within the last year, I love the transition from Phoenix to the multi-cultural diversity of Houston. I am super excited to be a part of Black Swan Yoga. A BSY Houston owner, Claire Asmann, was my first friend in Texas, who I met through the practice of yoga long before making to move from AZ to TX.
My personal yoga practice favors a high-energy power flow vinyasa set to upbeat, fun music. That being said, I have been trained to teach everything from restorative, prenatal, candlelight, slow flow, power Pilates, and super high-power insanity yoga. I love Tara Stiles’ attitude and style of teaching she created with the Strala way of yoga. Movement is the ticket to freedom. Channel the energy inside yourself and feel the freedom flow through your movement and breath.
I have been practicing yoga since 2005, yet my very first yoga class was Bikram Yoga in San Francisco, in 2001. Yoga is my remedy for everything; the conjunction of breath and movement lightens the mind and heart to gracefully carry us through life’s toughest challenges.
I instruct with a smile on my face, high-energy, light-heartedness and want students to have fun while achieving a deep stretch and burn. I am most concerned with students listening to their own bodies and practicing open communication, allowing for modifications. I also encourage challenging oneself while leaving judgment and ego at the door. In my off time, I love to travel, people watch, cook (no recipes…just play time in the kitchen), spend time with friends and family, and of course, practice yoga and stand on my hands a LOT! I prefer the beach over the mountains, and warm weather over the cold. I am originally from New York and am the 2nd of four girls in my family.
You can find me on Instagram at @kjoylipson or Facebook at Kimberly Joy Lipson.