Curriculum Vitae

Kimberly Gladysz, M.A.



M.A. Body Psychology 

Naropa University, Boulder, CO 1997


B.A. Psychology and French

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 1993


Master’s Coursework at Curry School of Education

University of Virginia, 2005




Postgraduate Professional Teaching License 

#PGP-0609839, State of Virginia, PreK-12 French


Body-Mind Psychotherapy Certification, 1997 

Master’s Moving Cycle Teaching Training, 1997

Contemplative Authentic Movement Facilitator, 1996

Non-Violent Communication Facilitation, 2007


Yoga Training


200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Intensive 

Richard Freeman, Yoga Workshop, Boulder, Co. 2012


Bhakti Yoga

Bharat Das, Honolulu, HI. 2011-2012


Vinyasa Yoga 

Janet Stone, Yoga Tree, San Francisco, Ca. 2008-2011


Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Practice

Eagle, Certified by Sri Pattabi Jois, Pineapple Yoga, Kauai, HI, 2005-08 


Kundalini Yoga 

3HO White Tantra Training, New Mexico, Summer 2006


Ashtanga Yoga 

Jennifer Elliot, Studio 206, Charlottesville, Va. 2001-2004


Ashtanga Yoga

Richard Freeman, Certified by Sri Pattabi Jois, Yoga Workshop, Boulder, Co. 1994-1998




Yoga Instructor

Opal Yoga Studio, Charlottesville, VA, 2/13-8/14

Instructed weekly vinyasa classes, all levels



Punahou School, Honolulu HI, 2011-12

Classroom teacher; focus on integrating technology with curriculum


Yoga Instructor

The Still and Moving Center, Honolulu HI, 2011-12

Instructed children’s yoga classes 


Private Yoga Instructor

Vinyasa yoga; Honolulu, HI, 2011-12


Supervisory Teacher

Crestmont School, Richmond, Ca, 2008-2011 Head teacher of class of 28 students in grades 2/3


Lead Teacher 

Kula Elementary School, Kauai, Hawaii, 2007-08

Second grade classroom teacher, responsible for curriculum design and development


Director and Dance Educator

DanceAfricaLive, Charlottesville Va./Kauai, HI/ CA 2001-2011

Founded, managed and instructed a standards of learning history-based dance and music educational program based on traditional West African culture; traveled to over 45 schools


Music/Cultural Arts Teaching Specialist

Kula Elementary School, Kauai, Hawaii, 2005-07

Instructed creative movement for grades K-6


Gifted Education Specialist

Jackson-Via Elementary, Charlottesville City Schools, Va. 2004-05


Movement Instructor

Studio 206, Charlottesville, Va. 2001-05

Instructed Adult Movement Classes inspired by Ballet, Modern, West African dance 


Professional Work In Psychology Field


Intensive In-home Counselor, Compass Counseling Services of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. 12/12-6/14  

Provided home based individual and family counseling for at risk youth and their families


Private Practice, BodyMindSystems work, Charlottesville, Va. 8/12-6/14

Individual, couples and family counseling


Intensive In-home Counselor Institute for Family Centered Services, Charlottesville, Va. 7/00-8/01

Worked closely with at risk youth ages 6-18 and their families in their homes, worked closely with social services 


Child and Family Therapist St. Christopher’s Foster Care Agency, Bronx, NY 3/99-6/00

Intensive therapy for at-risk youth; worked closely with social services; crisis intervention; clinical documentation; led a women’s domestic violence support group, facilitated a female adolescent therapy group 


Body Mind Therapist Intern Residential Treatment for Addiction, Boulder, Co. 1995-97

Led a support group for women recovering from abuse; integrated body awareness and therapeutic breath exercises in therapy sessions