Certifed Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)
About, Career & Passions:
Having been on over 25 international health retreats over the years, Kathy is a self-proclaimed ‘retreat addict’ (and a type-A in recovery). Kathy left the corporate world in 2014 to provide the ultimate energizing and balanced yoga and retreat experience for others.
Her teaching specialty is Vinyasa flow and her classes incorporate creative movements that strengthen and lengthen the body while staying connected to the breath. She also teaches Pranayama (breathing exercises), moving meditation, restorative and yin yoga and mindfulness. Classes are tailored to the students and include gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, inspirational music and a scented Savasana massage.
“My philosophy is to provide the space for each student to connect with their mind, body and soul so they finish class feeling simultaneously lighter and more grounded. I encourage students to push themselves to their personal limits, while not taking themselves too seriously. Smiling and laughter is welcome!”
After a successful career in marketing and major gift fundraising, Kathy understands what it’s like to crave stillness and connection in a world that overvalues busyness. She’s combined her love of business and wellness together with her company The Santosha Life: Cultivating Contentment through Yoga • Meditation • Retreats • Style
Education & Training:
Formal studies include a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen's University and a Post Graduate Journalism Degree from Humber College.
Certified Yoga Teacher Training with Vikasa Yoga in Thailand in 2014. Over 300 hours of additional training and continuing education in yoga related skills and practices.
Graduate of the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) program from the Palouse Institute and currently working towards completing the University of Toronto's Applied Mindfulness Certificate.