Kim Kinjo CAS, PKS, CMT
In 1991, Kim Kinjo began her work in the healing arts by completing her training as a massage therapist at the Phillips School of Massage in Nevada City, CA. In 1996, she became an administrative staff member of the massage school where she was exposed to several modalities of bodywork that complimented her original training, including: Structural Integration Deep Tissue, Reiki, Jin Shin Do, Trager, Reflexology and Shiatsu.
In 1997, Kim enrolled in an herbal apprenticeship with renowned herbalist Kathi Keville in Nevada City, CA. It was through that apprenticeship that Kim was introduced to Candis Cantin, director of EverGreen Herb Garden and Learning Center in Placerville, CA. This was Kim’s first introduction to Ayurveda. In 1998, she enrolled in Cantin’s Integrative Herbology Program. Her classroom was set in Cantin’s extensive herb gardens, and Kim was taught the properties of Western, Indian and Chinese herbs, within the philosophies and framework of Ayurveda.
Kim was inspired to continue her studies of Ayurveda, and in 2006, she enrolled in the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA. Kim graduated from the college in 2008 as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Pancha Karma Specialist. It was then that she was hired at the college as an Intern Supervisor and Teacher within the Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Program.
Kim also works with Sivananda Ashram in Grass Valley, CA as an Ayurvedic Practitioner presenting talks and consultations and as an Ayurvedic Body Therapist lovingly administering Bliss Therapies (Abhyanga, Shirodara, and Svedana.) You may also find Kim assisting in Pancha Karma Therapies at Blue Sage Ayurveda in Nevada City, (North San Juan) CA.
Through these experiences, Kim has been able to bring together the birdsong from Cantin’s gardens to join with the more clinical side of Ayurvedic Medicine. Her private practice, Plant Medicine Massage and Ayurveda, is in downtown Nevada City where she offers health consultations, herbs, massage and Ayurvedic body therapies. She is passionate about devoting her time to studying the ancient science of Ayurveda and enjoys teaching and giving public lectures. Kim is dedicated to helping others achieve a life of balance and wellness.
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