Founder Sacred Space Astoria


As we prepare for our June release of our print issue themed LOVE, we reached out to our amazing community to share with us a few thoughts on love. Our feature celebrates 

Kim is the owner of Sacred Space Astoria. A chakra-based yoga teacher since 2012, Kim is also a reiki master, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, intuitive reader and end-of-life companion. Her scientific background and clinical research experience gives her a uniquely grounded approach to yoga and energy work. Born in Michigan, she’s made Astoria her home since 2006, raising her three children in the neighborhood she so dearly loves.

Share with us what you love about what you do:
I love the connections that Sacred Space Astoria, the yoga studio and healing space I own, provides for both the community and myself.  Being in a safe space where we can show up authentically as ourselves and feeling held is so crucial for growth and healing.  The feeling I get from meaningful connections and conversations while I’m fully in my body and open-hearted after a yoga practice, reiki session or providing death support is unparalleled!

Share with us what you have learned about LOVE:
When we can show up fully as who we are without risk of judgment, magic can unfold.  In my end-of-life work, it quickly became clear that my only job was to show up and unconditionally love the person who was dying; seeing, hearing and supporting their process was all that was needed.  Simply put, my presence is enough; I am enough.  That understanding facilitated more healing than I can put to words.

What inspired you to support Yoga Love Magazine?
I love to read, and I love the practice of yoga!  I’m also a big proponent of supporting small businesses/operations, especially when they are female-run.  I think it’s important to be active in AND support our community, so becoming a sponsor of the magazine was an easy choice!

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