Have you met our instructor Kimiyo? She is a 200 hour RYT, registered yoga teacher. She teaches Yoga Sculpt every Wednesday at 5:15pm, but is often spotted substituting Fit & Flexy and yoga classes. Kimiyo loves teaching Yoga Sculpt because it allows her to combine an engaging workout with some of her favorite self-care tips. In her words, “It’s a mindful workout combined with a delicious stretch, which are two of my favorite ways to unwind, so what’s not to love!”
When she is not at Queen of Hearts Fitness, you can catch Kimiyo attending classes at Florida State University or at work with the intramural sports program. She is pursuing degrees in both English and Education and hopes to one day be able to bring yoga into the classroom. Aside from school and work, Kimiyo loves to get outside and enjoy nature, whether that be doing outdoor AcroYoga, hanging out in her ENO hammock, or walking on trails. She does AcroYoga with a group every Sunday at Cascades Park at 3:30, and any Queen is welcome to join them! She also loves to write poetry and is will soon be performing at open mic nights. Her favorite guilty treat is any flavor of Oreo.
Kimiyo has been active since she was young, beginning with gymnastics, then transitioning to flag football, and later, cheerleading. However, it was when she discovered yoga and meditation in 2012, that fitness became her passion. She is fascinated by the way fitness can affect our daily life and overall well-being. Her goal as an instructor is to give every Queen an hour-long getaway and to teach them how to incorporate their new skills into their days and other workouts. Kimiyo explains, “I feel like knowing the reason why we do something is just as important as the exercise/pose/any habit really, so I try to explain the method behind the madness in my classes. I feel like that helps empower and motivate my fellow Queens to do what’s best for them.”
Now that you know Kimiyo a little better, join her for her Yoga Sculpt class every Wednesday at 5:15pm. Register at