Yoga 4 the Rest of Us with Kathleen (flexibility or youth not required!)

    Hi, I'm Kathleen Pratt (she/her), Registered Social Worker and Certified Yoga Teacher in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

    I work with people who want to find comfort and connection with their body in a way that feels safe and empowering. Gentle movement, breath work and meditation are used to relax the nervous system and promote healing. Yoga is a powerful tool to promote mental health and recovery for people who have experienced trauma, stress, anxiety or depression.I practice trauma-sensitive yoga; an approach that provides a safe, accepting and non-judgemental space that allows a person to choose how they want to practice. 

    My motto is “learn, grow, thrive”. The people I serve have the opportunity to learn how their body and mind can work together, grow from their challenges, and thrive in life. Yoga can cultivate an openness that awakens a shift in perspective. A yoga practice can create space in the body and mind for growth and transformation. 

    I love working with absolute beginners; including people who believe they can't do yoga, had a negative experience in the past, or feel intimidated attending a public yoga class - I was all of the above when I started yoga. This is what inspired me to use the name "Yoga 4 the Rest of Us with Kathleen"!  

    I offer in-person and virtual personalized private sessions for individuals and couples, group classes/workshops as well as customized themed classes. Sessions cater to individual needs and preferences. If you can breathe, I invite you to contact me about the options!  I specialize in yoga for grief and loss and pelvic health; two areas that yoga has helped me personally.   

    Read more about me: How Yoga Found Me or My Karma is My Dharma 

     

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    Credentials

    Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour (Janati Yoga School, 2018)

    Master of Social Work (Carleton University, 2004)

    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Western University, 1991)

    Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (Western University, 1991)

     

    Specialized Training

    Chair Yoga for Seniors 

    LGBT2SQ Foundations Course

    Transgender Competency for Pelvic Health Professionals 

    Compassionate Teaching - module for 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training (delivered Yoga for Grief segment)

    Trauma-Sensitive Yoga 

    Yoga for Pelvic Health 

    Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C

    Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults 

    Functional Human Anatomy 

    Level 1 Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Training 

    Supportive Conversation for Adults with Aphasia

     

    Affiliations

    Member, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

    Member, Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

    Founding Member, Pelvic Health Professionals 

    Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Community

     

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    Spiritual Lineage Acknowledgement

    I am a white-bodied, Canadian-born yoga teacher with privilege. Yoga's historical roots originated in India more than 5000 years ago.  I am evermore grateful to my teachers and for the ancient wisdom that informs my yoga practice and teaching. I strive to practice and uphold the ethics of yoga to create a more peaceful, just world. I commit to engaging in continuing education and self-reflection to avoid cultural appropriation.

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