Kathryn Gaffney is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).
Kathryn completed her certified yoga teacher training (CYT200) through the Luminaire School of Yoga in Vancouver, Washington, under the direction of Caitlin Fowler, E-RYT500, and has been a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), as recognized globally by Yoga Alliance, since November 2020. Prior to her training as a yoga instructor, she was formally trained in modern (Graham, Horton), ballet (The French School, Balanchine), and jazz (Luigi, Fosse) dance and dance technique, studied a variety of movement arts and practiced a diverse array of sports (soccer, tennis, boxing, basketball, running, hiking, mountain and road biking, Pilates, swimming), in addition to a two-decade tenure as a classical vocalist. She brings elements of her background in dance and music, passion for all forms of movement arts, and history as a lifelong athlete, to her practice and her teaching methodologies. Kathryn approaches yoga with a deeply-held belief in a holistic, customizable approach to yoga; integration of the 8 Limbs of Yoga in all asana practices; yoga’s healthful and beneficial properties, especially as they relate to her work with current and former dancers and athletes, where she focuses on injury prevention and recovery/rehabilitation through yoga’s focus on balancing strength and flexibility. Her practice is rooted in her passion to make yoga accessible to and for all bodies.