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 …

What about cardio?

  • December 5, 2016
  • Kathryn

When people watch me practice or train they often times ask, but what do you do for cardio? I grew up in a family of long distance cyclists, always under the impression that as long as your heart was beating fast nothing else really mattered. The truth is the science behind cardio is quickly changing, …

Pulling Strength Tips

  • October 30, 2016
  • Kathryn

Building pulling strength from the ground up is something I know a little bit, maybe a lot about. When I first realized there was a world outside of my yoga mat I was introduced to pulling strength. It didn’t take long to notice I had absolutely zero pulling, grip or upper back strength and these …

Why Yogis Need to Pull

  • May 4, 2016
  • Kathryn

Pulling is the opposite of pushing, this sounds pretty reasonable to most of us. In yoga we push a lot, so its reasonable to assume that our pushing strength will be at least adequate depending on the exact style of the practice. Pulling strength on the other hand is very lacking in most yogis and …

Sensitivity in Movement

  • February 14, 2016
  • Kathryn

Sensitivity in the yoga class is something that has been spoken about time and time again, these days there are full blown YTT programs specializing in building a safe space for people, this is wonderful. I think sensitivity in the movement and fitness industry are just as important but often times overlooked as coaches aren’t …

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