"Yoga is a means of building strength, releasing fears and opening your heart to give and receive. When I practice Yoga, my mind is calm and grounded. My body feels open, flexible and strong. My spirit is free and empowered. I love teaching yoga because it allows me to share the powerful healing benefits of yoga with others. "
Kathryn is the owner and full-time yoga teacher of Pure Freedom Yoga Studio in Halifax. With over 1000 hours of teaching experience and over 600 hours of training, she is certified at the 500 hour level with the Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Born and raised in Halifax, Kathryn has lived in and around her community for over 16 years. After completing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science/Mathematics, Kathryn worked as a software application specialist with a local software development company for over 10 years. She eventually left that position in 2005 to devote more time to her family as well as to her health and well-being. Over the next few years she discovered holistic nutrition and other complementary/alternative therapies and began a quest to rediscover her true nature. Wanting to venture out into the work force again, she briefly returned to her old job in 2009, before taking a leap of faith by quitting her job and enrolling in a 200 hour yoga teacher training program in Halifax. Wishing to deepen and expand her knowledge, in 2010-2011 Kathryn completed 300 hours of Yoga Therapist teacher training in Ontario. She has also attended many other mini-trainings and workshops (Prenatal/Postnatal, Chair Yoga for Seniors, Ashtanga, Baptiste, etc.).
When not teaching Yoga, breathing Yoga and managing the studio, Kathryn can be found practicing Holistic Nutrition, walking/running/hiking, biking, and raising her three school-age children who she has affectionately nicknamed Warrior I, II and III. (Click on the Community Link above to see their Album.)