Kimberly (Kim) Young
Director of Mindfulness
Kim is a mindfulness facilitator from Oregon, USA. She has worked at both public and international schools in the USA, Northern Marianas Islands, and Thailand. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Biology, and a Master of Arts in Teaching, with an endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Prior to teaching, she explored experiential education and obtained a Certificate in Outdoor Leadership. The past years have included mindfulness teacher training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project (UK), Mindful Schools (US), Mindfulness Thailand, and Solterreno Academy (Spain) for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She believes that bringing attention and awareness to our wellbeing is an essential aspect of cultivating happiness and living a joyful and meaningful life. She brings a playful spirit to learning and honours how we are lifelong learners together. She embraces the attitude that challenges can be transformational experiences. Kim highly values collaborative relationships and trusts that listening to all voices creates impactful learning opportunities for all. She believes in bringing intentionality to our days so that we can deeply and authentically live our values and be the change that we would like to see in both our local and global communities. Kim enjoys connecting with nature, the arts, reading, cooking, walking on the beach, scuba diving, kayaking and river trips. She finds peace, joy, and connection in both solitude and sharing time with friends and family.