Kim-Lien Kendall

Kim-Lien Kendall is the co-founder of SMARTer Bodies and co-creator of SMARTer Yoga™.  She has taken a genuine interest in the human body and movement since she was 8 years old. Her experience in gymnastics, sports, martial arts, dance and yoga combined with years of study in anatomy, kinesiology, biochemistry, bio-mechanics and somatic movement education have equipped her with the knowledge and skill set to work with a wide range of clientele. Whether you want to improve your body, enhance performance or you are recovering from an injury, Kim can help you successfully attain your goals by creating an individualized and manageable program that fits your body type, movement preferences and lifestyle.  You will look better, feel better and move more efficiently.  She helps her clients create long lasting changes.   In addition to running SMARTer Bodies Kim is also a yoga instructor and personal trainer at Golf & Body NYC and is an adjunct professor of Kinesiology for the Hip Hop Dance Conservatory. She has a BS in Biochemistry from Florida State University (2005), is certified by Yoga Union, has completed training and an ongoing education at the Breathing Project, is certified as a Redcord Active instructor and is a MET Master Facilitator.

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What Clients Say

"Kim is wise beyond her years."
Kim is wise beyond her years. She is such a gracious, wonderful teacher and person and is humble beyond belief. She constantly studies and never stops exploring all there is in the practice of yoga asana, philosophy and pranayama. I am so happy to have met Kim and to grow in my own teachings from her insight. She is one of the most generous people I know and she really cares about her students and giving them everything she possibly can. Most of all her smile is infectious and her laugh is contagious!
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Krstin McGee
Yoga Instructor
"Her intuitive knowledge of the human body allows all of her students to practice safely and effectively"
I accomplish something new in every single class Kim teaches! She creates a judgement free environment that lets me explore the possibilities of my practice, and her intuitive knowledge of the human body allows all of her students to practice safely and effectively. her hands on approach to teaching is fun and challenging in a ‘hurts so good’ kind of way
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Blayne Gregg-Milller
"She worked skillfully and patiently to help me access and fix deep, underlying problems in the ways that I moved and to create a high level of integration between my body and mind."
I came to Kim feeling as if my best physical days were behind me and increasingly concerned about injury. She worked skillfully and patiently to help me access and fix deep, underlying problems in the ways that I moved and to create a high level of integration between my body and mind. In months, I began to notice that my body was more flexible, powerful and coordinated. In addition to that, my capacity for perceiving and thinking expansively about all sorts of challenges and patterns (not just physical ones) improved. Kim is an expert in working with injuries, but she also has a remarkable ability to open up new possibilities for the body and mind.
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Jennifer Scott
Public Relations Executive
" My whole posture and gait feels new. Kim is intuitive, thorough and highly skilled."
I have been knotted in my entire body for years. After an endless succession of therapies with little or no success, Kim came along and changed everything. All of her sessions help the specific problem I have which is largely centered around restricted movement in my lower back and tight hamstrings. Her sensitivity to your body and its needs means that she structures a session excellently. My whole posture and gait feels new. Kim is intuitive, thorough and highly skilled.
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Pol Theis
Interior Designer