In many ways, yoga saved my life.
Most yoga practitioners can probably relate to that statement. Through yoga, self-transformation occurs throughout your lifetime in multiple spheres – body, mind, and spirit – to ultimately and continually bring you more in tune with yourself.
I realized fairly early on in my yoga-life that I wanted less time in my cubicle at work, and more time on my mat. Back then, I wasn’t really sure how I would make that a reality. Now, about a decade later, I teach internationally, I represent Nike as their one and only Global Yoga Ambassador, I’m sponsored by various brands that I really believe in, and I’m blessed with the opportunity to share my journey with you here.
I wholeheartedly believe that you can make anything happen for yourself. I believe that you can – and must – seek to discover and live your passion. My yoga practice initiated and established this pathway for me, and I hope my story and my thoughts will inspire you to find the same for yourself.
Leah Kim graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics, but it wasn’t long before she realized her life would be much better spent on the mat than in a cubicle. With the guidance of her first mentor Ally Hamilton, she has devoted her life to yoga, and has had the privilege of regularly practicing with many internationally recognized teachers while living for nearly a decade in the modern-day yoga mecca of Santa Monica.
Since the spring of 2009, Leah has been Nike’s Global Yoga Ambassador. She travels on behalf of Nike’s yoga program as their spokesperson and head trainer. She leads Nike Training Club Yoga events, designs yoga programs for Nike, and is featured in Nike media publications. She is also the Ambassador for JadeYoga mats, “my favorite mat; eco-friendly, cushy, & sticky”. She is currently based in London, where she posed for the JadeYoga Mat ad campaign.
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