Kathryn is a registered yoga teacher who specializes in trauma-informed yoga and teaching yoga to underserved populations and individuals of all body types. She received her RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher—200 hours of training) certification in 2018 from Yoga Calm, a Portland, Oregon-based yoga school renowned for its Yoga for Children and Yoga for Seniors programs. She received an additional 20 hours of Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training from Duke University School of Medicine.
Kathryn received 20 hours of Trauma-Informed Yoga Training from Living Yoga, a nonprofit that provided free trauma-informed yoga classes for incarcerated youth and adults, individuals in substance abuse treatment and recovery, and individuals experiencing homelessness and mental health crises. Kathryn was a Living Yoga Volunteer from September 2017 until the organization closed in December 2021.
Kathryn is in the process of becoming a certified Trauma Release Exercise (TRE®) provider**. TRE is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. The program was developed by Dr. David Bercelli, an international expert in trauma intervention and conflict resolution. Research has found TRE to be particularly effective for combat veterans, survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, and individuals in war-torn, third-world countries. ** Kathryn will include TRE in her offerings as soon as she is officially certified.
Kathryn’s yoga journey began in 2004 as a basic home practice for post-workouts and trauma recovery. Today, she practices and teaches the following types of yoga: Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Neurogenic Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Kathryn also incorporates Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Ayurveda into her personal practice and teachings.
Kathryn is a professional writer, journalist and content strategist working in healthcare technology. She enjoys hiking around the Pacific Northwest, developing healthy, plant-based recipes, and spoiling her two cats: Liberace and Elvira.