ABOUT KATHY

Wholeness is waiting in everyone, like a hidden jewel, but it can be hard to trust that when our minds get in the way.  Thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, labels...all of these things belong to the past or the future and make it hard to notice what’s true right now.  Our bodies hold onto this, hiding our wholeness.  Sending us waves of discomfort,
dis-ease, or just the suspicion that there must be more.

 

Returning to our wholeness takes a special kind of time and space, which can feel uncomfortable in our busy lives.  I feel like I’ve taken the journey from caterpillar to butterfly four or five times over, and every time I’m a bit more surprised!

 

So in yoga therapy sessions, I treat the path to wholeness like an ongoing homecoming.  Gradually and with deep compassion, I help you release what no longer serves you and come home to what does.

 

Through guided questions, meditation and other support, we begin moment-by-moment and breath-by-breath.  We listen to your body as it opens up the way home.  We move toward yoga postures that are gentle, supportive and adapted to you.  Each session is unique, but they have a common root: when you practice yoga as therapy, you are not “doing” yoga but instead receiving yoga.

 

In that spirit, I take great care in how I hold space for others.  Experience with the particular practices (yoga, meditation) is not required, and everything can be adapted for different body types, emotions, and sensitivity toward past traumas.  I will help you prepare your heart, practice with your body, and receive whatever comes with more trust.

 

This offering comes after almost 20 years of personal practice, training, and most importantly, cleaning off of the inner jewel that I didn’t always believe I had in me.  I completed Prairie Yoga’s Teacher Training program in 2013 and have since trained in chair yoga, trauma-informed yoga therapy, meditation and holistic counseling.  I am a member of the Eagle Park Wellness Collective, a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.