Self Loathing or Self Loving Cardio?

  • November 10, 2017
  • Kathryn

For those of you who don’t know very much about what I do, I travel the country (and soon to be the world) teaching people about strength, and Mindful Strength in particular. In every workshop I teach someone ends up asking about cardiovascular exercise, and because of our cultural fascination with cardio, and weight loss …

Audit Your Life Regularily

  • November 1, 2017
  • Kathryn

The fall is here, which means the new year is right around the corner and this year I’m beginning to audit my life a bit early. Last year I took two weeks off over the holidays, and I went away with my family. I spent the two weeks imagining how I could make my life …

Growing our Body Brain

  • September 29, 2017
  • Kathryn

Our minds and our bodies are only separate in the way we think of them. We can think about movement, conceptualize, and study, but as much as we can fill our brains with information, our bodies have a mind of their own. I’m curious, especially in yogaland, if our movements are as new and fresh …

Talking About Co-Regulation

  • May 20, 2017
  • Kathryn

These days in yoga and fitness we have begun to take a more holistic approach to movement and health. We have come to understand how stress negatively affects our bodies, and that self regulation is the key to success and longevity. In these fields, we sometimes use movement to regulate the way we feel, and …

Why I Stopped “Breathing Deeply”

  • April 22, 2017
  • Kathryn

I will preface this by thanking my breathing teacher Steve Donald, for anyone interested in going deeper or learning more, there is a world of information out there! Over the years the way in which I’ve approached breathing, and teaching yoga has dramatically changed. Let’s rewind to my early teen years, I was a seemingly …

Backbending Pain Free!

  • March 18, 2017
  • Kathryn

The theme of my week has been how to avoid lower back pain. From my online course that is currently running, to Facebook questions, I thought I would use this week to dive a bit deeper into how to bend our backs without breaking them.   To begin with, bending backwards and bending forwards have …

Is our movement actually mindful?

  • March 4, 2017
  • Kathryn

What is mindfulness and what is mindful movement? Before I started researching mindfulness and taking courses in meditation I assumed that any type of practice that was slow and blissful was mindful. I equated meditation with sitting in a peaceful setting and thinking relaxing thoughts. I’ve thought about this a lot over the last year, …

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