Say hello to our girl, Kathleen! She holds regular yoga classes at a homeless teen shelter in San Diego. A bright beacon of light and good, Kathleen is passionately bringing yoga to the lives of those around her. She displays this with wisdom and kindness in the space that she holds for her students, sharing in the knowledge she has gained through this practice. Her constant nature is invaluable to the Live + Breathe team. We are honored to have Kathleen as part of the mission to serve others.
Read more about this yogini who is close to our heart:
What brings you to your yoga mat?
I practice yoga to improve the health of my body, mind, and spirit, and the health of the connections with all that is.
How do you practice yoga off your mat?
I try to be mindful of my breath, intentions, and actions throughout my daily life.
Why did you want to become involved with Live + Breathe?
I believe that we are all part of the same thing, and all connected to each other. If I can offer what I can, and help anyone, then all the better for everyone.
As an instructor, what is your favorite part about teaching yoga?
My favorite part is the end of class, when people have shifted and feel better inside themselves.
What are, in your opinion, some of the key benefits of yoga?
Yoga improves the body, then the mind, and then the spirit. It is good for every aspect of your whole life!
Do you recall any special moments from your students?
I love when students are visibly more peaceful and calm after having been stressed out.
Are there any lessons you have learned from your students?
While we are all connected, we are all individuals with different bodies and at different places in our lives, coming from different stories. Yoga is a time for students to step outside the story for a moment, and for me as the teacher to still be mindful of the individuals and balance this for them.
Is there a pose or meditation that you could do every single day?
Savasana! In reality though, malasana is my absolute favorite pose. I do this while waiting in line, when I wake up, before I go to bed, while meditating - it is so versatile!
What or who inspires you?
People who have less and give more inspire me.
What is your mantra?
Peace and goodness.