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.

    My goal is to help people find comfort with and connection to their bodies to alleviate physical and mental distress. I work with people who want to connect with their body in a way that feels safe and empowering. Gentle movement, breath work and meditation are used to relax the nervous system so that held emotions can be accessed and healing can occur. I practice trauma-sensitive yoga; an approach that provides a safe, accepting environment where clients feel in control. My focus is individuals seeking support with grief and loss and pelvic health; two areas that yoga has helped me personally. Yoga is a powerful tool that I apply to promote mental health and recovery for my clients who have experienced trauma, stress, anxiety or depression. 

    My motto is “learn, grow, thrive”. My clients 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. It also serves to create space in the body and mind for growth and transformation. When we are able to see and experience life in a new way, we can discover our inner potential.

    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 private sessions for individuals and couples, group classes/workshops as well as customized themed classes. In addition, I have experience offering yoga for highly sensitive people (HSP) and partner yoga to cultivate closeness in relationships. 

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

     

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     Feedback from participants:

    “Wonderful first time yoga experience.”

    “Each class was very well choreographed and complete......delivery was exceptional.”

    “Great thorough instruction that was clear and easy to follow.”

    “I appreciated the recognition of our limited to no experience.”

    “The style, prep and delivery of the class exceeded my expectations.”

    “Excellent instructions, well-paced."

    "This was my first introduction to yoga and I found it very useful in calming my emotions and greatly assisted me to relax."

    "The class helped me with improved movement, less aches and pains and an overall feeling of contentment."

     

     

     

     

    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

    LGBT2SQ Foundations Course (Rainbow Health Ontario)

    Transgender Competency for Pelvic Health Professionals (Pelvic Health Professionals)

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

    Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Training)

    Yoga for Pelvic Health (The Connected Yoga Teacher) 

    Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Level C (Canadian Red Cross)

    Advanced Social Work Practice with Older Adults (OASW)

    Functional Human Anatomy (Queen's University School of Rehabilitation)

    Level 1 Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Training (Hospice Palliative Care SEO Consultation & Education)

    Supportive Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (The Aphasia Institute)

    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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    Email: kathleen@kathleenpratt.ca

    Phone: (613) 777-5207



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