I dabbled in yoga on and off since the late 1990s, but it wasn't until a health scare in 2006 that I took it seriously. Even then it was a roundabout path, from biking to Zumba, until I eventually landed back in the lap of yoga.
I live in a semi-rural area (less so every year), and as the teaching opportunties have arisen I've noticed my passion evolving towards serving the underserved. My aim is to introduce yoga to people who wouldn't necessarily seek it out. To demonstrate that every body can do yoga. It may not look like the cover of a magazine, and it may not look like the person next to you, but to feel the essence of the posture, and connect to your own body's innate wisdom is really what it's all about.
I'm also a firm believer in regular self-care and teach Restorative yoga as a means of getting people to tune into their bodies' needs and carve out a restful space to relax. I have recently begun to incorporate singing bowl sound bath into these classes for a deeper experience.
I regularly train with master teachers, and consider myself a lifetime student.
As a CNTP & CWC I offer nutrition counseling and wellness coaching.
More info: www.kathleenbuchanan.com