I’m really grateful to have crossed paths with Kim Tang online... I went on a hunt probably a year or two ago to find out how I could have more accessibility to the 84.... It feels like almost a myth in my area, Tacoma WA. I ended up following her as a person to watch and be able to take a private with one day... Someone who was training people for stage, which for me, I’ve never seen and is an unknown world to me. I have never demonstrated, just a lover of the 26 and really always desiring to learn more as a teacher/student. Kim’s Spine all Spine became available to me via zoom and I was super stoked to learn from her but was a bit apprehensive.... My spine can feel pretty stiff, I meet fear face on when I backbend, hyperventilate, get tense, along with feeling quite a bit of pain and discomfort in my low back due to having a big baby, standing slouched, habitual patterns, yada yada.
I felt so well taken care of, or maybe I ought to say, Kim held space with me so well, with so much love and patience, gave me the exact commands and technique to practice to overcome fear, insecurity, and a heavy spirit.... To be able to backbend and connect to calm deep breathing while starting to contract what I need and relax what I don’t need (Kim’s words) is growing me on numerous levels. I may not be on stage backbending but I feel set up for not only a solid foundation in backbending but a much more therapeutic approach to spinal health, a lighter spirit, and the ability to face fear and shake it off when it arises.
Kim has gone above and beyond to answer my questions, watch my little home videos, engage with me, set aside time to check in with me, and show me techniques and exercises to get outta pain. She didn’t have to go that far and share that time with me but I’m so grateful she did. She showed me love and care and I haven’t even meet her In person yet! I am planning a road trip with a private lesson detour this Summer to hopefully meet Kim in the flesh! I believe if I decided I wanted to go on stage I could with Kim’s technique and attention to individual needs and detail and if I didn’t ever want to it wouldn’t matter a bit. I believe I’m better equipped to practice and teach. Honestly, her help has affected me on a spirit level where the technique that she's sharing goes far beyond the mat into personal relationships, interaction with other humans, along with the belief that I can be who I am without fear; which feels limitless and damn that provides me with so much hope! I’m stoked to be learning from her source of love. I’m Inspired by how much she has to give.