find your center
with kimberley puryear, E-RYT-500
FIND YOUR CENTER
with kimberley puryear
about the steadiness project
“Tell me, what is it you plan to with your one wild and precious life?
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don’t want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”
Welcome to The Steadiness Project. I’m so happy you’re here!
The Steadiness Project is an empowering journey of self-reflection and discovery for those who are sincerely ready for change.
Are you interested in learning practical tools to help reduce stress, insomnia, anxiety, and depression? Are you curious about meditation, yoga, and self care but not sure where to start?
The greatest challenges we face are often unlikely gifts that offer the opportunity to be more tender, compassionate, and gentle with ourselves and anyone who has ever felt like we do. They can help us to soften towards ourselves and to open to the profundity of our experience in this life. It takes courage to work with the things that cause us discomfort – fear, sadness, shakiness, unworthiness, loss – but there’s something quite magical that seems to happen when we do.
With an open heart and mind I work with individuals who are ready and willing to relax and connect with a deep sense of balance in their body, heart, spirit, and mind. Through our work together, you will create your own sustainable path and practices of movement and meditation. When you are relaxed, amazing things happen! Things shift. Life feels more stable and steady.
I consider myself to be more of a guide than a guru. I am an experienced instructor in meditation, yoga, and breath work. I create the space and encouragement for you to heal yourself. Whether you choose to explore your steadiness through the group classes I lead, the live workshops I offer, a one-on-one session, or by simply subscribing to my newsletter, you will gain the tools and knowledge to awaken your relationship with yourself and the world around you.
The intention of The Steadiness Project is to bridge the gap between the four main facets of self:
• Physical (body)
With these parts balanced, we become more present and self-aware, benefiting not only ourselves but those around us as well.
about kimberley puryear, E-RYT-500
yoga instructor • meditation guide • student of life
After almost a decade of practicing and teaching yoga and meditation, I recognized imbalances in my body, emotions, energy and mind despite my healthy lifestyle. I created a system of awareness (or checking in) to align these 4 components of my being. Incorporating a balanced approach to my yoga and meditation practices shifted the stability and comfort of my everyday life in the following ways:
- My body has increased in strength, including my heart and respiratory system. This was the most tangible change and the one I saw the quickest results from. I easily dropped 20 extra pounds I’d been carrying around in the healthiest way I’d ever experienced.
- My energy and mood have grown to be more consistently positive.
- It has become easier for me to meet my emotional self with gentleness, compassion and acceptance.
- My mind has become more focused, clear and intentional.
I still have dips in my mood, energy levels and mind states, but am better equipped to come back into a state of equilibrium. My practice is constantly teaching me essential information about myself, others and our planet every moment of the day. Practicing and sharing these ancient teachings has been humbling, joyful, heartbreaking, empowering, affirming, at times disorienting and always grounding. I savor the process awakening, despite the fact that often alongside growth comes a bit of struggle and pain. Life is an exchange, a synthesis of receiving, learning and sharing. Each of us is a teacher, each moment an opportunity to awaken, each movement is a chance to feel, connect and serve. Years of experience have ripened a wisdom within me that continues to evolve. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you to find your own steadiness!
Kimberley is registered with the Yoga Alliance at both the E-RYT 200 and 500-hour Advanced Studies levels. She is currently the lead instructor for Asheville Yoga Center’s 200-hour and 300-hour Teacher Training programs, where she received her own certifications. With deep roots in a meditative approach to movement and mindfulness, her classes will challenge you to practice from a place of honest exploration, acceptance and personal freedom. The result is an inspiring class that empowers each student to create their own practice utilizing their own strengths and weaknesses. Kimberley’s authentic, warm and lighthearted spirit will encourage you to find your own yoga voice!
There is no question that meditation is awesome! Modern scientific inquiry suggests that meditation can help with the following:
- Reduces stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol
- Improves focus, memory retention and recall
- Boosts immunity and energy level
- Prevents relapse into depression
- Lessens worry, anxiety, impulsiveness
- Enhances self-acceptance and self-esteem
- Increases relaxation, optimism and awareness
- Improves mood
- Reduces blood pressure
- Improves breathing and heart rate
All it takes is the willingness to take a few minutes each day to sit down with yourself, as you are, and allow yourself to open and feel. A most beloved meditation teacher, Susan Piver offers this very wise perspective: