Kim Wenger Hall
Based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Kim Hall is an accomplished muralist and well-traveled yoga lover. As an RYT-500 yoga teacher, Kim has brought classes to studios and to special populations including people in recovery from drugs and alcohol, survivors of traumatic brain injury, older adults, cancer patients and caregivers. As a muralist, Kim’s work brings her to create art in both private and public spaces from Cape Cod, to Naples Florida, and Whitefish Montana.
While in the yoga studio, Kim focuses not just on the asana practice, but dives deep into the history, anatomy and spiritual practices of yoga. Intertwining coaching with meditation, pranayama and open-hearted asana, she guides her students to develop greater strength, balance, and flexibility in their physical bodies. With this foundation, her students gain a sense of clarity and contentment into their mental/emotional body so that they can take yoga off the mat and back into their lives.
Recently, Kim founded Travelasana with a mission to bring like-minded yogis together: we deepen our yoga practice, explore our beautiful planet, and bring willing hands and hearts to serve projects around the world. “Travel Well, Have Fun, Do Good Work.” Join us as we return to Sansara four second Yoga, Surf, and Sea Turtles Retreat!
Kims’ Sansara Focus: Sea Turtle Rescue Project, Yoga Nidra, Mandalas
Karen began her yoga journey in 2001 as a undergraduate at Dartmouth College when she found that an ashtanga class was the most convenient means of satisfying a P.E. requirement. She has had a home on the mat ever since, and has been teaching since 2015. Karen completed her first teacher training at Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester CT in 2014. She has since deepened her studies with trainings on trauma yoga, injury-specific yoga, kriya, and other modalities. She is also a trained massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. Her practice focuses on grounding poses with long holdings, pranayama, and meditation. A seva yogi, she takes her yoga off the mat through active volunteering within the city government and working to benefit the area’s population experiencing homelessness and housing instability. She also runs Scratch, a local makers’ space and yarn shop, and is occasionally joined on the mat by her four dogs.
Karen’s Sansara focus: Kundalini Yoga, Reiki and Anatomy Clinic
Jill's yoga teaching is an accumulation of hundreds of hours spent training, teaching and practicing over the last 5 years. Currently enrolled in her second 500 hour program with Amy Ippoliti and the 90 Monkeys, Jill continues to step into the student role to deepen her knowledge and awareness of the this ancient practice. The joy and passion she has for teaching ignites her life and inspires her yoga classes. In 2015 Jill was invited to teach to the student in the Himalayan Health Exchange in India where she taught on rooftops and the hillsides of the Himalayas. Back home in her local communities she teaches in studios, leads paddle board yoga, mountain top yoga and organizes themed classes like Art and Asana nights and various workshops. When Jill isn't training you can bet travel will be in the plans! When Jill isn't training you can bet travel will be in the plans!
Jill’s Sansara Focus: Paddle board yoga, Power Vinyasa, Deep Dive Restorative
Swan discovered yoga as she has most things: through a book. In this instance the hefty and illustrated tome was Iyengar’s, “Yoga: The Path to Holistic Healing.” Her curiosity was piqued and she has been discovering, learning and experiencing as much as possible ever since. Swan completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2008 and began sharing her passion teaching classes with climbers and at addiction recovery centers. She later studied and has offered workshops in Yin Yoga, Baptiste Power Yoga, and AcuYoga (which pairs movements/poses with energy meridians). She has been blessed with incredible teachers and guides who have cultivated her understanding; she integrates her passion for music, anatomy and storytelling to create dynamic classes that stimulate healing conversations with the body. Swan fills her free time with climbing, riding bikes, reading, writing and playing outside as much as possible.
Swan’s Sansara Focus: Yin Yoga, River Writing Workshop, AcuYoga