Kathryn Hancock

Sutra 1.2 Yoga citta vritti nirodhah, translates to “Yoga is the calming of the fluxuations of the mind”.   This is why we practice yoga, and this is why I am honored to offer instruction on this practice.  The practice of yoga offers a pathway to peace and liberation.   I started practicing as a college student, with many distractions and doubts.   In a yoga class, I found a place where I was able to quiet my mind, even if briefly, and experience the stillness described in the yoga sutra.  It was a relief amidst chaos.  Feeling deeply inspired and intrigued about the mysteries embedded in this ancient practice, I began my studies to become a yoga instructor.

I have trained in several modalities, including yogic lifestyle and philosophy, bhakti yoga, bikram, ashtanga, and most recently, kundalini.  My most influential teachers are Stephanie Snyder, Sri Dharma Mitra, and Kia Miller.  I currently offer classes that combine the graceful, fluid and grouding movement of vinyasa, with the meditative exploration of kundalini yoga.  Through personal experience, I have found that the movement of asana (yoga poses) frees the body from discomfort so that it may enjoy the stillness of meditation.

Teaching yoga is an extension of my practice.  I am humbled to witness the unfolding of realization that the study of yoga brings to the student, and excitement as you discover the depths of your own practice.  I have been transformed by the study of yoga and absolutely must share these keys to freedom with others.   I am honored and grateful to provide the space for someone to find that place of peace.

My suggestion to new and experienced students is, stay open, stay curious.  There is always more to learn and explore in this practice.  For this practice, is a study of yourself.

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” Ramana Maharshi.

“Know thyself, and all will be revealed” – Pamela Theresa Loertscher