ABOUT

Hello, my name is Kimberley Luu (she/ her) and I am a therapeutic yoga teacher specializing in yoga nidra, the art of yogic sleep. My affection for yoga nidra birthed from thousands of dreadful nights wrestling with sleep disorders; for a long time, it was the only thing that could grant me a moment’s peace. Since finding sweet solace on my yoga mat in 2008, I’ve been blessed to train with many wonderful yoga therapists and trailblazers of yoga nidra both locally and internationally. Throughout this ongoing journey, I’ve remediated wounds of structured oppression within my body and willfully reclaimed rest as a radical act for reparative justice. Grateful for the abundance of healing I’ve experienced, it is now my heartfelt duty to share these gifts. I love facilitating serene encounters with deep restoration in The Nidra Nest (home studio) and beyond. Strongly rooted in dedicated practice, I integrate my extensive backgrounds in applied health science and expressive arts to offer out this beautiful tradition with intelligence, creativity, and care.

EDUCATION:

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Bachelor of Science in Honors Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
— Relevant Courses: Human Anatomy; Human Physiology; Biomechanics of Human Movement; Human Gait, Posture, and Balance; Exercise Physiology; Exercise Management; Injury Prevention; Prevention Neuroscience; Physiological Psychology; Psychological Determinants of Health; Social Psychology of Physical Activity; Social Determinants of Health; Sociology of Physical Activity

Master of Science in Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo
— Relevant Courses: Lifespan Approaches to Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Positive Psychology
— Research: Investigating the effects of aerobic activity, hatha yoga, and mindfulness meditation on cognitive function, emotional health, and health behavior

QUALIFICATIONS:

Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher (300 HR), Yoga Therapy Toronto
Certified Restorative Yin Teacher (20 HR), Yoga Therapy Toronto
Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator (50 HR), Total Yoga Nidra
— Additional Courses: Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience; Sleep Well with Yoga Nidra; Ethics of Sharing Yoga Nidra

INFLUENTIAL TRAINING:

iRest Yoga Nidra, iRest Institute
Dream Yoga, Awake Academy
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Wounds 2 Wings
Mindfulness+, Waterloo Riverview Dharma Center

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Therapeutic Yoga and Nidra, The Nidra Nest/ Online, 2016 – Present
— Organizations Served: GB Cancer Support Centre (Yoga Nidra and Chair Yoga), Canadian Mental Health Association WW (Restorative Flow Yoga)
Mindful Self-Compassion Meditation, UW Meditation Explorers, 2016
Body-Appreciation Figure Drawing and Meditation, UW Women’s Centre, 2013 – 2016
Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, Waterloo Yoga Club, 2011 – 2013
Hatha Yoga, Fearless Heart Yoga, 2011