ABOUT

Kimberley LuuHello, 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 grew acutely aware of the wounds that various systems of oppression had laid inside my body. It was only when I patiently addressed them with practice that I was able to reclaim my rest as an act of healing justice. Grateful for the abundance of restoration I’ve experienced, it is now my heartfelt duty to share these gifts. I am continuously seeking opportunities to support marginalized folks within public health and social service settings in addition to my home studio (The Nidra Nest). With this foundation, I integrate my backgrounds in applied health science and expressive arts to offer out this beautiful tradition with intelligence, creativity, and care.


primarylineage

Primary Training Lineage

EDUCATION + CERTIFICATIONS:
— Bachelor of Science in Honors Kinesiology, University of Waterloo
— Master of Science in Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo
— Certified Yoga Teacher (60+ HR), Pranalife Yoga
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: Sleep Well with Yoga Nidra; The Ethics of Sharing Yoga Nidra; Yoga Nidra Immersion Experience 

INFLUENTIAL TRAINING:
— Bihar Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy Toronto
iRest Yoga Nidra, iRest Institute
— Himalayan Yoga Nidra, Radiant Rest
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Wounds 2 Wings
Mindfulness Meditation+, Waterloo Riverview Dharma Centre

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
— Restorative Flow + Nidra, Juici Yoga, 2022 – Present
— Nidra Restore, Online, 2020 – Present
— Therapeutic Yoga + Nidra, The Nidra Nest/ Online, 2016 – Present
— Co-Creative Nidra, Online, 2021 – 2022

— Chair Yoga + Nidra, GB Cancer Support Centre, 2021
— Restorative Flow, Canadian Mental Health Association WW, 2016 – 2017
Mindful Self-Compassion Meditation, UW Meditation Explorers, 2016
Body-Appreciation Figure Drawing + Meditation, UW Women’s Centre, 2013 – 2016
Hatha Yoga + Mindfulness Meditation, Waterloo Yoga Club, 2011 – 2013
Hatha Yoga, UC Colon Cancer Screening Centre, 2012
Hatha Yoga, Fearless Heart Yoga, 2011