22A Oak Street | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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Kim LeClaire

RYT 200
 
Kim’s journey into the healing benefits of yoga began with a simple gesture at the end of a yoga class led by Libby Yokum; a soft lavender pillow placed on her forehead. It was the beginning of learning how to relax, be gentle, be present, and harness the unique ability to love ourselves completely.

 

Kim began studying and building an understanding of yoga after graduating from Plattsburgh State University with a BA in photography and ceramics. For the last 10 years she has studied alongside teachers and students at Funky Door Yoga, Laughing Lotus, ADK Yoga, Dharma Door Retreat Center and at Laughing River Yoga. In April of 2015 she completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Laughing River Yoga, where she studied along side Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof. Kim feels that this training left no stone unturned and has given her the tools to help people connect and reconnect, emotionally, spiritually, and physically to life.

 

Kim brings a wide variety of experience to the practice of yoga. She has studied dance for 23 years at Langlois Racine Dance School and has a diverse background in dance including tap, jazz, and ballet. Alongside her love and study of movement, she also has a musical background including proficiency in piano, song, drum and percussion. Through the discipline of music and movement of the body, she has found confidence, experienced less physical pain, and discovered how to express herself fully in the world.

 

Kim continually trusts yoga’s ability to heal as it has helped her work through many situations in her own life. She is grateful to have the opportunity to share her knowledge, talents, and personal life experience with others through the practice of yoga.

 


Kim LeClaire instructs the following:
  • Yoga Power Hour
  • Awaken with this warming Hatha Flow practice. Energize, balance, and find new space and freedom. This class begins slowly with a focus on the breath and eases into dynamic movement and posture explorations. The focus is on connecting movement and breath to free the body and mind. Each class includes breath work, warm-ups, physical postures that flow with the breath, free movement, relaxation, and meditation.
     
    All levels of ability and experience are welcome

  • Hatha Flow
  • Awaken with this warming Hatha Flow practice.  Energize, balance, and find new space and freedom.  This class begins slowly with a focus on the breath and eases into dynamic movement and posture explorations.  The focus is on connecting movement and breath to free the body and mind.  Each class includes breath work, warm-ups, physical postures that flow with the breath, free movement, relaxation, and meditation.  
     
    All levels of ability and experience are welcome.

  • Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • In this class you will flow from one physical posture to the next using the breath as your guide and anchor (Vinyasa). This connection between movement and breath allows your practice to become a moving meditation. At times, stillness is found in order to fully settle into a physical posture. Some yoga experience is recommended. However, beginners are welcome. Modifications (the use of props and stages to poses) are incorporated in order for students to work at all levels of ability. A warm, safe, and fun environment is held throughout class. You will leave feeling relaxed, balanced, and renewed!

  • Morning Sadhana
  • In Kundalini Yoga, Sadhana means devotional practice.  Morning is the best time to practice as it sets the tone for the rest of your day.  It lifts you up, and in turn, will lift everyone else around you that you encounter throughout your day.  It will help you be less stressed at work, at home, or wherever your day takes you.  This practice is a one hour Kundalini Yoga practice designed to get your blood flowing, your energy moving, and brighten your aura.  When done in a group setting, the effects are magnified!
     
    This practice consists of asana (physical exercises), mantra (words of power), mudra (hand positions), meditation, and relaxation.