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    Hi, I'm Kathleen (she/her). I live in Kingston, Ontario and practice online across Canada and the U.S.A.

    I help people reduce stress and tend to their nervous system using mind-body practices that are grounded in ancient wisdom and modern science.

    Yoga is a powerful tool to promote mental and physical health and recovery. Gentle movement, breathing techniques and mindful awareness are used to support the nervous system and facilitate healing. Trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness provide an accepting and non-judgemental space where you can choose how you want to move and breathe. An embodied approach to healing honours the intelligence of the body. At your pace and comfort level, the invitation is to notice and get curious about whatever comes up for you during the session. My research-informed practice incorporates modern neuroscience and mind-body techniques. Some of the approaches I draw from include: somatic experiencing, applied polyvagal theory, somatic psychology, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and compassion-based approaches. Please note, I do not practice psychotherapy.

    I love working with true beginners; including people who believe they can't do yoga, had a negative experience in the past, or feel intimidated attending a public yoga class. This describes me when I started yoga, and  is why I call my practice "Yoga 4 the Rest of Us with Kathleen"!  

    I offer in-person and virtual personalized private sessions for individuals and couples, small group classes/workshops as well as customized themed classes. Sessions cater to individual needs and preferences. If you can breathe, I invite you to contact me about the options!  My specialties include yoga for persistent paingrief and loss and pelvic health, all of which I've experienced and healed from.

    Read more about me: How I found yoga (or yoga found me)

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    Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour (Janati Yoga School, 2018)

    Master of Social Work (Carleton University, 2004)

    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Western University, 1991)

    Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (Western University, 1991)


    Specialized Training

    Yoga for Cancers of the Pelvic Region with Tyla Arnason (in progress)

    Yoga for Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain with Sarah Garden

    Balance Flow Yoga with Shelly Prosko

    The Treating Trauma Master Series: A 5-Module Series on the Treatment of Trauma

    Treating Racial Trauma: Strategies for Working with the Wounds of Racism 

    Self-Havening: New Opportunities for Healing Trauma and Building Resilience with Neuroplasticity with Dr. Kate Truitt

    Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (2022 and 2018)

    Working with trauma: Somatic-based interventions to move clients from surviving to thriving with Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    Applied Polyvagal Theory in Therapeutic Yoga  with Dr. Arielle Schwartz Level 1 and Level 2

    Healing Trauma with Dr. Peter Levine

    Chair Yoga

    LGBT2SQ Foundations Course

    Transgender Competency for Pelvic Health Professionals with Tobias Wiggins

    Compassionate Teaching - module for 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (delivered Yoga for Grief segment) 

    Yoga for Pelvic Health with Shannon Crow

    Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

    Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults 

    Functional Human Anatomy 

    Level 1 Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Training 

    Supportive Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (The Aphasia Institute)



    Member, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

    Member, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

    Founding Member, Pelvic Health Professionals 

    Rainbow Health Ontario Approved Service Provider


    Publications and Recognition

    How a Trauma-Sensitive Approach Can Help People with Pelvic Pain

    Addressing the Trauma in Persistent Pelvic Pain

    What Can Happen When a Nervous System Gets TOO Sensitive?

    June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers 2018



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    Spiritual Lineage Acknowledgement

    Yoga's historical roots originated in India more than 5000 years ago.  I am evermore grateful to my teachers and for the ancient wisdom that informs my yoga practice and teaching. I strive to practice and uphold the ethics of yoga to create a more peaceful, just world. I commit to engaging in continuing education and self-reflection to avoid cultural appropriation.

    Land Acknowledgement

    I offer respect and gratitude to the First Peoples and caretakers of the land I call home: the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat nations.