Kim Balstad, M.Sc., RYT, grew up in an Air Force Family, and as a result of overseas assignments, was exposed to numerous cultures and beliefs. These travels planted the seed that has germinated into a life long journey of learning and spiritual growth.

Her search for spiritual knowledge, led her to complete a Master’s degree in Metaphysical Sciences. She then continued her studies, earning the following certifications: Reiki Master, Crystal Medicine Therapist, 200hr Hatha yoga teacher and Level 2 iRest (Integrative Restoration) Practitioner.  Kim is the Founder of The Aum Nation, which is a resource for products, services, events and trainings from spiritually minded people for spiritually minded people.  The Aum Nation is the home of The Aum Nation Kindness Initiative which was created to inspire all of us to share kindness with everyone not just a few special people in our lives.  Kim’s passion is meditation and creating a nurturing space for transformation and healing to take place.