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Kathleen Smith

E-RYT200, RYT500
Paying close attention, inside and outside, defines Kathleen's approach to yoga. We can live each moment with awareness and care. We can understand that the past and future are not real, and that the present moment is real and filled with life. The subtlety of pranayama interests Kathleen, how we can work with the power of breath to create energy from it. Observing nature, taking photos and soaking up life integrates her yoga practice with the world.

Since childhood, Kathleen has had a deep connection with animals. She is especially drawn to birds--watching birds in nature, enjoying their company in her home, tending injured birds, admiring their images. Her oldest companion parrot, Max, has lived with her for 30 years. She cares for endangered species as well as birds with special needs. She currently shares her home with 17 parrots and three dogs. Her dogs are short and sweet: a corgi, a basset hound and a basset/lab/something. She renews at home through reading, listening to music and editing photos.

In study and teaching, Kathleen finds that yoga brings joy and transformation, helping us evolve physically, spiritually and socially to the greater good of all. She loves the connection that happens during class, even as each person is on a mat within a singular moment. She loves seeing students after class, refreshed.

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu, Om shanti, shanti, shanti
May all beings be happy and free. Om peace, peace, peace.



Kathleen Smith instructs the following:
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Start here if seeking a gentle and therapeutic class.  Focus is on slowly building strength and flexibility as well as cultivating a sense of peace and calmness. Great for all levels. No pretzel poses :-)
     

  • Level 1 Yoga
  • This class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Modifications for beginners as well as those advancing the practice will be offered. You will learn techniques to help you gain flexibility, strength, and mindfulness. Beginners encouraged to start here. Open to all levels and abilities.