Before Kim Latford held a master's degree or yoga-teacher certifications in the Hatha, restorative, and Ashtanga traditions, she was holding various yoga poses alongside her mother, who introduced her to the practice when Kim was just in grade school. Most of her near-decade-long teaching career has been spent in Volusia County, where she relishes helping practitioners of all abilities, especially beginners, to find their footing on the mat. Her dedication to yoga extends into a 200-hour teacher-training program she leads for aspiring instructors. This ardor for the art also keeps her awake into the wee hours as she reads about yoga's healing benefits and learns Sanskrit. In the event that students pull off the miraculous feat of running out of yoga topics in which Kim is fluent, they can ask her about her time studying world literature at UCLA or the MBA she earned at an aeronautical university—the inverse of learning how to fly a spaceship at business school
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