About Kam

Kam sprouted in Portland, Oregon, and first fell in love with North Carolina (and her partner) while backpacking the Appalachian Trail in 2015. An avid traveler with an unshakable nomadic spirit, she received her formal yoga training at an ashram in Central America. Most recently, she taught yoga in the DC area and held the position of Studio Director at Sweetbay Yoga in Bethesda, Maryland. She teaches hatha flow and yin yoga, and her classes often feature a fusion between the two. Full of youthful curiosity and unafraid to challenge convention, she is eager to make connections between disciplines while remaining true to what she has been taught. Interested not only in where yoga has been, she is interested in where yoga is going. She believes strongly in the importance of yin-style practice in for the mind, body, and spirit of the Western world.

When not teaching yoga, Kam also runs a holistic, pay-what-you-can skincare company called Copper Wilds, and is a student of herbalism and permaculture. A recent transplant to the Durham area, she's looking forward to building community while taking root in the fertile soils of North Carolina.


Failure is the end of the chapter, not the end of the book.
— Kam, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

Hiking barefoot through the woods.

My favorite view…

The mountains, when sunlight is evaporating the morning dew and sending it into billowing clouds that stick to the trees. 

Morning ritual…

Tea/coffee with ghee, writing in my journal.

One activity you do everyday without fail…

Make the most out of my obstacles.

A good day is…

Begins with yoga before dawn, and definitely includes a bike ride.

Last thing you do at night…

Tell my partner how much I love his stupid guts.

what three things are vital to your day?

Movement, nature, and some silent alone time.

Your most overused phrase…

"Wudyagonnado?"

Go-to websites…

dictionary.com, udaya.com, and wikipedia.

Most used emoji…

💗

How do you unwind…

With a candlelit bath.

What was your dream job as a child…

When I was three, I looked at my mom on the fourth of July and said, "Mom. When I gwow up, I wanna be a purple firewoke."

Who is your greatest mentor…

Xian, my guru at Ahimsa Ashram.

What one meeting changed your life…

I was on the Tangentially Speaking podcast with Christopher Ryan, NYT bestselling author of "Sex at Dawn" and altogether awesome dude. He introduced me to someone I admire deeply, and have a lot to learn from.

Biggest risk that has paid off…

This might sound super cliche, but every risk I've ever taken has paid off. Each time I jump into the unknown, I am caught. Blindly leaping into the abyss is how I've learned to do things.

Failure is…

The end of the chapter, not the end of the book.

Success is…

Completely subjective, and not dictated to us by society's standards.

Best piece of advice…

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” - William H. Murray