I have had varied kinds of therapy over my adult life., but the very special form of Yoga Therapy offered by Kiyomi is remarkable in every way. Kiyomi’s professional expertise is quite apparent in each and every aspect of her approach. The guided meditation left me with a calmness and serenity I had not experienced before. The Yoga poses she put me through were certainly appropriate for any problem I had with balance, strength, or flexibility. As far as talking through any critical concern or pertinent issue, Kiyomi is insightful, caring, and intelligent. But above all, what impressed me most was the warmth and compassion she brought to each of our sessions. Her engaging and empathetic personality left me feeling cared about and a sense of well-being unfamiliar to me prior to knowing her. Kiyomi is, was, and will continue to be very special to me both professionally and personally.
When I was in the throes of my engagement anxiety, I worked with a very special person who helped me immensely throughout my transition. Every time I’ve talked to Kiyomi LaFleur, she’s helped me see things in a different perspective and helped me breathe into whatever thought and/or emotion I was having at the time. She always had a way with words that brought me back to reality and made me realize what my thoughts were, and that was fear. She normalizes fear as it’s just another emotion that passes through you and also reminded me everything is a choice in life, that there are gifts behind your emotions and beliefs. Kiyomi LaFleur is one of the most loving, caring, wisest woman I know. This wonderful soul has led me to the most loving decisions I could have made for myself and that was to love myself and marry my now husband.
I got to know Kiyomi when I was going through the toughest phase of my life by far and the first time I spoke to her, she personified “peace”. Her attitude is simple yet powerful: everything is great just the way it is and acceptance is key to reach the calm post the storm. She exudes tranquility and that is a quality that not everyone possesses. During the worst of times, she helped me sail through just by being who she is: calm, peaceful and strong. Her guided meditation is a source of serenity and it soothes me when I hear her voice guiding me to silence the mind and take in the surroundings. Even though we live seas apart, her knowledge and wisdom which is well beyond her years has guided me in the right direction. I can safely say that she has steered me in the right direction when I was at my worst. Kiyomi’s aura exudes serenity and her words are full of wisdom, she is full of deep love which she doesn’t hesitate to share with anyone who’s in need of it. Her teachings whether through yoga or meditation or simply by talk therapy is extremely effective in healing the worst of anxious bouts and I can testify to her natural grace with which she’s so supremely blessed. I’ve never met her in person yet she has been an important anchor in my life, a yoga therapist, friend and a teacher in her own right.
“Anxiety is a gift” is something that I would not be able to confidently say, if it wasn’t for the guidance from Kiyomi LaFleur. Being a highly sensitive person, I was never truly able to value my emotions. When I got engaged to my now husband, I was broken down by extreme anxiety and intrusive thoughts. I never thought I would see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am brought to tears by the teachings and support I received from Kiyomi over the past year. She taught me about mindfulness and how to observe my thoughts as well as accepting the anxiety with curiosity instead of distress. I can not thank Kiyomi LaFleur enough for sharing her knowledge with me. I am happily married and love every minute of my beautiful life.
One of the biggest struggles in my life was when I experienced high periods of anxiety and depression. While I was desperate to get back to my normal life, I did not have the right tools to help get me there. Kiyomi was one of the few people who was able to help me get through these trying times with tips on meditation and yoga. Her techniques and ability to rationalize with my anxious thoughts was a big step for me in changing my perception and well-being. I thank her for being a mentor in yoga, and then through this healing process, becoming a great friend.
My humble thanks to me that I found yoga. I started classes in 2012. I have been a practicing Yogi since. When I finish a class, a beautiful peace invades my soul and being. I leave each time happy, relaxed, and wanting more. I had several Yoga instructors. Kiyomi is my favorite. She is the perfect person to teach Yoga. Her teaching method speaks volume. Along with her beautiful music and inspiring words. The one hour class does not seem long enough. We definitely have a connection and will always be bonded forever.
Kiyomi has been a very strong teacher for me. Her gentle wisdom has been empowering. She has taught me to be gentle with myself, to let thoughts come and go, and to see life’s challenges as beautiful growth opportunities rather than something to be afraid of. She’s taught me to confront fears with gentleness.
I never believed in my ability to beat anxiety. I didn’t even want to accept that i had anxiety to begin with. I spent countless days doubting, crying, and wallowing in my own self pity. I remember when I first came across Kiyomis story. How young she was, yet how brave as well, which was exactly what I needed to hear. I remember contacting her and begging for help and answers. I had fallen deep into despair. “How am i going to do this?” “I can’t do this” “I don’t want to do this”. All phrases my fragile soul knows all too well. Kiyomi’s kind wisdom lifted me up and comforted me in the way a mom’s warm soup would when your down with a cold. Her kind words were the soothing balm my mind so desperately craved. It’s as if she grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the light of acceptance. Acceptance of my thoughts, my emotions, and my anxiety as a whole. Because of her, I’ve come to truly accept my anxiety, to truly accept MY projections, and to see anxiety in a different light. I can honestly say without her wisdom, I wouldn’t be with my kind, loving, gentle boyfriend still to this day. I cannot thank her enough.
Kiyomi has a strong understanding of relationship anxiety and has a way of bringing you out of your anxious mind and back into the present moment with just a few words. Each time we have a conversation, I find myself inspired and excited for new possibilities afterwards. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough as a coach and mentor.