With reverence, Kathleen honours the ancient tradition of Yoga and her teachers from all walks of life. Her passion for Yoga as a healing art stems from direct experience of its transformative potential. Kathleen’s heart-centered approach is focused on befriending the body, training the mind, and nourishing the soul.
She is a lifelong student, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). The foundation for her teaching is based on the principles of Hatha Yoga as taught by Devinder Kaur and other faculty; Integrative Yoga Therapy as taught by Joseph Le Page, Lilian Le Page, Maria Mendola and other faculty; LifeForce Yoga as taught by Amy Weintraub and other faculty; and the work of her primary teacher, Brian James, in the lineage of TVK Desikachar and T Krishnamacharya.
Kathleen’s relaxing yet uplifting classes are an opportunity to slow down from the stressful pace of life and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which enables rest, repair and regeneration. Each session weaves together simple yet powerful yogic tools, including: breathing techniques (pranayama), mindful movement (asana), mudra (hand gestures), mantra (sound), and different forms of meditation to cultivate balance on all dimensions of being: physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Through the language of invitation and inquiry, Kathleen holds supportive space for people to make clear choices based on their unique experiences in the moment. Her practical guidance is focused on developing self-awareness and self-acceptance. There is no evaluative gaze from the front of the room and many options are offered for exploration. This trauma-informed approach is designed to meet diverse needs with great care and build resilience.
Her overall intent is to make the yogic path more accessible while planting seeds of love for the well-being of all.