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Kimberly Hankins

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Kimberly Hankins Teaches

  • Flow Yoga
  • Fitness Yoga
  • Hot/Heated Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Specialty Yoga

About Kimberly Hankins

Kimberly Hankins is a RYT200 Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga for Musicians, Vinyasa, Buti Yoga, and Merge: The Practice. She runs a membership based online studio called The Aligned Musician through Patreon [app available on iphone and google play] where she offers...

Kimberly Hankins is a RYT200 Yoga Instructor specializing in Yoga for Musicians, Vinyasa, Buti Yoga, and Merge: The Practice. She runs a membership based online studio called The Aligned Musician through Patreon [app available on iphone and google play] where she offers live classes, as well as an extensive video library, for musicians and anyone wanting to deepen their yoga practice.

Kimberly started teaching movement, functional anatomy, and injury prevention classes specifically for musicians in August 2019, when she co-founded the Movement for Musicians workshop series at Arizona State University. She is a RYT200 with over 100hrs of continuing education, a Level 1 Merge: The Practice Instructor, and has a special interest in pranayama (yogic breathing practices).

A violist and violinist, Kimberly plans to graduate in December with a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at Arizona State University and is a substitute violist with the Phoenix Symphony. She received a Performance Diploma in Solo Viola Repertoire, and a Master of Music Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Germany, Luxembourg, and Iceland.

In 2009, while preparing for her Senior Recital and graduate school auditions, Kimberly developed tendinitis in her left shoulder. Finding a hot yoga studio nearby and dedicating herself to daily practice, she was able to recover much faster than her health care provider had predicted. Since then, Kimberly has been very interested in the mind-body connection and has explored a variety of exercise, martial arts, and yogic practices.

Kimberly uses her knowledge of anatomy and physiology in her approach toward teaching both music and yoga, and strongly believes that awareness is the key to improvement in any area of life. Her goals are to always expand her practice and share her love of yoga, music, and movement. As a Musician and Yoga Instructor, she often provides improvised live music during savasana. 


RYT200 Vinyasa Yoga

Merge The Practice - Level 1

Buti Yoga: Advanced Buti, Primal Flow, Hot Buti, Deep, Sculpt, Bands, HotCore

American Red Cross: First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers

Reiki Master/Teacher

EFT and TFT Practitioner


Primary Yoga Teachers

Bizzie Gold, Anton Mackey, Crystal Palermo, Kate Seymour, Stephanie Bard.


Arizona State University, DMA Viola Performance, (2020)

  • Mindfulness Leadership Certificate Course
  • NASM Prep Course
  • SKY Meditation Club

Indiana University, MM Viola Performance, 2017

  • Postural Alignment for Musicians
  • Stott Pilates IMP Certification Course

Indiana University, PD Solo Viola, 2016

University of Arizona, BM Viola Performance, 2011

  • Kyudo Club


Active Member of

American Viola Society

Arizona Music Educators Association


National Association of Music Education

International Reiki Organization


Yoga Alliance


Continuing Education + Additional Training

Breath is Life: Breathing and Meditation Course, The Life Awareness Project

Essentials of Performing Arts Med: Arts Educator (Instrumental Music), PAMA

Happiness Program, The Art of Living

Learning How To Learn: Powerful Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects, McMaster University & University of California San Diego

Positive Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Work Smarter Not Harder: Time Management for Personal and Professional Productivity, University of California, Irvine

First Registered June 2018
248 Teaching Hours

Teaching Experience


Online Yoga Classes
Through the Patreon website or via the Patreon app. Classes also available at

The Aligned Musician

March 2020 - Current
East Southern Avenue & South Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ, USA

Sun Devil Fitness Center - Tempe

October 2018 - Current
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
Tempe, AZ, USA

Yoga for All Musicians

May 2020 - July 2020

B MVMNT Scottsdale

February 2019 - June 2020
Buti Yoga HQ, East Tierra Buena Lane
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Movement for Musicians Workshop Series

August 2019 - April 2020
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Nelson Fine Arts Center, East 10th Street
Tempe, AZ, USA

ASU Art Museum

August 2019 - March 2020
ASU Art Museum, East 10th Street
Tempe, AZ, USA
First Registered June 2018
248 Teaching Hours

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