Kim Drye is a skilled and knowledgeable yoga instructor who specializes in alignment and accessible yoga. In 2011, Kim created her own brand, HereNowYoga, that offers a 200-hour yoga alliance certified teacher training, themed workshops, and both local and international retreats. The HereNowYoga brand became a collaborative effort with Becca Impello in 2014.
She has trained primarily with instructors in the Iyengar tradition including local teachers Lillah Schwartz and Cindy Dollar, as well as nationally recognized master teachers Matthew Sanford, Roger Cole, and Aadil Palkhivala. Her certifications include a 200 hour certification from the Asheville Yoga Center with Stephanie Keach (2008), and a 500 hour certification from Lighten Up Yoga with Lillah Schwartz (2009-2013).
Kim commutes to Birmingham, AL to teach in the HereNowYoga training programs from her home in Asheville, NC. She teaches regular weekly classes and special events such as "Yoga on the Mountain" and "Restorative Yoga and Hot Stones" in the Western North Carolina area.
Kim believes strongly in the interconnectedness of all beings and the power that a practice of yoga asana and meditation as a deep study of the Self can have to bring forth the joy that resides in every heart.
Becca Impello discovered a fascination with the human body’s physical structure and ability just after college when she became a fitness instructor. This fascination led her further to the study of Physical Therapy, which she has been practicing in Birmingham since 1999. Becca simultaneously discovered yoga which fulfilled her desire to tune in to her own body and mind and revealed to her a wealth of therapeutic benefits. Her Physical Therapy practice has evolved to using more breath and body awareness, and therapeutic modifications of yoga poses. Becca is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and has done specific training in pre-natal yoga, therapeutic yoga and studied the teachings of Gary Kraftsow, T. K. V. Desikachar, Doug Keller, Suzi Hatley, and Timothy McCall, among others. Becca currently works with clients one on one for individualized yoga instruction to address acute or chronic issues, learn modifications for safe entry into community classes, or develop a personal practice. She also teaches yoga classes, therapeutic focus yoga workshops, anatomy trainings and provides Thai Yoga Massage.
In January of 2013 Becca collaborated with five other therapists offering specialties in manual and movement therapy to open Embody Practice Center. Embody is located on Montclair Road near Crestline and is Becca’s home for private sessions and most classes and workshops.
Becca is a co-founder and curriculum developer of the HereNowYoga Teacher Training programs.