Kim Orr, M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP, C-IAYT
Kim Orr has lived all over the world and loves to say that she can ask for a cookie in seven languages (and that is not counting the dead languages she knows). Kim holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College, and a M.A. from Bryn Mawr College. After passing her doctoral examinations Kim taught History of Art at the University of Delaware and Louisiana State University while writing her doctoral dissertation examining the philosophy of Plato and Plotinus with respect to aesthetics — the philosophy of Beauty — and its application in the Baroque age. She left university teaching upon passing the Foreign Service Exam.
For the next decade, Kim worked overseas both for government and private sector corporations including International Biochemicals Group (IBG) a provider of oil field remediation services. IBG assumed that if Kim could make sense of ancient Greek philosophy, she could surely assimilate enough biology, chemistry, and engineering to assist them with their international toxic waste remediation efforts.
After years of extensive overseas work and travel, Kim decided to turn her attention to the contemplative practices that had sustained her all along.
She returned to the classroom as a Yoga Teacher as well as entering private practice as a Yoga Therapist after a 3,000 hour intensive course of study of Asana, Anatomy, Philosophy, and Clinical Practicum. Kim has been teaching yoga and providing Yoga therapy services for over 15 years. She holds the E-RYT 500 credential with Yoga Alliance, qualifying her to train others to become Yoga Teachers. Kim is also one of only six Certified Advanced Yoga Therapists in the USA. She is also a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. This advanced training and certification is specific to Yoga Therapy and is not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.
In recent years Kim has done groundbreaking work in yoga therapy with children with Autism. Kim is honored to be providing yoga therapy services to US Military Personnel who have returned from Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the past she has provided yoga therapy services and taught meditation at Woman’s Hospital and St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline, Nevada, and for many cancer patients throughout the USA.