KIM is the founder of Healing in the Willows, the retreats company hosting Working with the Shadow, which he developed in 2014 in collaboration with Boonath, who he assists on the retreats and workshops.
Kim discovered Yoga in 2005, following a burn out at work that brought him closer to the spiritual realm. Kim had spent over 10 years coordinating international environmental campaigns in Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin where he consulted for major environmental NGOs, including Greenpeace, WWF, Friends of the Earth, ActionAid, and many others.
Kim has practiced Yoga with many teachers from many different modern styles of Yoga (including Iyengar, Astanga, Vinasa, Bikram, Sivananda, Scaravelli, Kundalini) all over Europe, India and further afield. In 2011 Kim set up a first yoga collective in Berlin which he then expanded to a new location in 2013, in one of the economically deprived areas of town that was undergoing gentrification. The collective brought together a variety of local teachers to promote yoga on a donation basis within the surrounding community unable to afford the increasing cost of living.
It was in Berlin that Kim met Boonath, who showed him the full scope & potential of Yoga. Boonath’s rare and ancient Tantric lineage revolutionised Kim’s understanding of Yoga and approach to healing, both on an individual and collective level.
Since then Kim has been collaborating with Boonath on developing Working with the Shadow.
Kim’s personal interest is brigning the Shadow work closer to his ecological calling, and explore the ways in which one’s own pain might help one better understand one’s relationship with Mother Earth. The Shadow work’s focus on Personal Power lends itself well to supporting the individual in moving out of a state of apathy and disempowerment and discover ways of taking action in the World based on one’s own calling and talents.