Kathryn has been practicing yoga since 1986 and has been teaching for seventeen years. She founded The Yoga Studio of Blackstone River Valley in September, 2000. She is certified to teach Yoga at the 500 hour level by Kripalu, receiving her 200 hour certification in 2000, and her 500 hour certification in 2010. She is a member of Yoga Alliance and Kripalu Yoga Teacher's Association.
Kathryn has studied in Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, and Yin Yoga styles of Hatha Yoga and has advanced training in Restorative Yoga. She has also been studying and practicing the Theravada Buddhist practice of Mindfulness Meditation (aka Insight Meditation) for over 30 years.
Kathryn enjoys teaching in the Kripalu style of Yoga because "...it's a very accessible style of Yoga, easy for most people to learn, yet profoundly opening. Kripalu is a contemplative style of Yoga and it blends well with Buddhist meditation, providing students access to profound mental, physical, and emotional healing. It's a joy to watch students progress in their practice and to hear about the resulting changes in their lives."
Emily Johnson, RYT 200
Emily received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in the Kripalu tradition at the Santosha School in Providence, RI, where she studied with Maya Breuer. Emily is passionate about all the practices yoga has to offer and she includes asanas (postures), breathwork, meditation, mudras, and bhandas in her class instruction. She says she loves teaching Kripalu Yoga because "it's a holistic approach to Yoga that teaches you to use your own body's inner guidance. Kripalu Yoga is beneficial for everybody, not just people who are athletic and flexible."