Kim Nichols-Cech passed away in the early evening of January 2nd, 2013 at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, at the age of 54, after a struggle with fulminate liver failure. Kim was born in Greenville, SC on February 10th, 1958. Early on, she showed that she would become a mover, both physically and emotionally, and an unstoppable creative force.

A professional modern dancer in her youth, she turned to yoga later on and brought it to her community in Beaufort, SC, when it was still most rare. As the owner of the now renowned Yoga Chandra Center for the Healing Arts, at the Lady’s Island Marina, she brought a deep understanding to the artistry, mechanics, and emotional language of the body to us all. She used the principles of yoga as an art-science to explore the vastness of our inner universe and how it poetically relates to our outer environment. She trained many and facilitated healing through her knowledge of countless disciplines. A natural and understated master yogi, and a true, humble leader in the community, she effected life after life, with unparalleled generosity and authenticity.

Her extensive travel abroad deepened her yoga practice, her love of nature and of cultural and spiritual diversity. At this time, her son AJ wishes to continue to promote his mother’s dream with yoga, and is already planning on teaching the classes his mother lived her life for. In passing, we are certain that her biggest concern would be for her son AJ’s welfare. Please consider donating any sum of money to this cause on her website Paypal account (Paypal button can be found under the obituary). These funds will go directly to assisting AJ.

A memorial service will also be announced in the following weeks, here on her web site: and

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Kim is survived by her son AJ, her siblings Kelly and Greg, her nieces Georgia and Emma, her nephews Clayton and Jayme Perry, and by a legion of loving students and friends.

Funeral home: Anderson Funeral Home

Messages of condolence for AJ may be sent to him at:

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