Yoga is union of mind and body.
I’m Katherine Kozioziemski. My own yoga journey began in 1999 at my local YMCA. I fell in love with the practice and connected my mind, body in spirit in new and different ways. I found ways to work with my body without punishing it. I discovered ways to move that brought me more freedom, mobility and kept me present in the moment. In the beginning, yoga was all about the Asana, or poses. Yoga has evolved for me over the years, just as I have evolved through pregnancy, aging and living life.
In 2005, I completed my yoga teacher training with the Living Yoga Program in Austin, TX. I began teaching regularly in 2007. I’ve taught yoga to people ages 2-95, always striving to find what works with and for every body. With each of my students, I strive to find the balance of challenge and ease. In yoga, it is often referred to as “finding your edge.” I often think of coming to the edge of a beautiful vista — where you may feel that bit of discomfort being so close to the cliff edge, and remain close enough to take in the beauty.
I have over 1600 teaching hours.
I received my BS in Psychology and MA in Spirituality from Santa Clara University. Before focusing my work on teaching yoga, I worked as a High School Youth Minister and a High School Religious Studies Teacher. I have extensive experience producing retreats and workshops and facilitating small and large groups. Additionally, I am a certified Group Exercise Instructor with AFAA and have taught Kickboxing and Sculpt Resistance Classes.
Most recently, I became a Reembody Method Certified Apprentice. Reembody is a movement modality based in science, anthropology and physics. It identified tendencies in the body which can lead to pain and discomfort and then subverts those tendencies to bring the body into greater ease and efficiency.
I am available to teach to small groups at your place of business, or at a girl scout troop meeting. I am also trained in Whole Birth Prenatal Yoga. I look forward to working with you, in classes, in private sessions, workshops and on retreats. Please contact me if you think I can help you in your yoga and life journey.