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About Kathleen


Hello! Thanks for stopping by my website.

Here’s a bit about my professional life: I’m a freelance editor as well as an editor at Yoga International. I was the editor of Accessible Yoga Voices, which features interviews with teachers and students of accessible yoga. I also wrote regular features for YogaCityNYC, including the Reflections of Master Teachers bi-weekly series, which I conceived of and developed for the site.

My poetry has appeared in many journals, including Five Points, Gargoyle, and The Satirist and my chapbook Fairview Road was published in February 2015. I’ve been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice.

And I’m happy to share that I have work forthcoming in 2020 in two anthologies: Embodied Resilience Through Yoga and What They Bring: The Poetry of Migration and Immigration.

My yoga training:
Assistant Trainer at Accessible Yoga Teacher Training in St. Louis, MO. 11/17
300hr at The Shala in New York City
30 hours Accessible Yoga from Accessible Yoga at Integral Yoga, NY
WAWADIA (What Are We Actually Doing in Asana) Intensive with Matthew Remski at Yogaworks, NYC
Off the Mat Into the World Intensive with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling at Omega Institute
30 hours Yin Yoga from Wake Up Yoga (Corina Benner) at Integral, NYC
50 hours Chair YogaLakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga at NY Open Center and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (teaching assistant)*
Mindfulness Intensive at the Independence Project at Interdependence Project, NYC
Strala Summer Camp Intensive, NYC
200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Certification and Kids Yoga Teacher Certification from FlorYoga (Jersey City, NJ)

*Benefits of chair yoga:
For those with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who cannot get on the floor for whatever reason (such as age or being in a crowded work environment) – you can benefit from a daily practice of yoga on a chair in the comfort of your home or office.  The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential.  Even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the many benefits of chair yoga–the integration of body, mind, and spirit that keeps the yoga practitioner at the top of their game.