Katrina’s Bio

July 18th, 2014

ViraII-Goddess02Who am I and what do I think I’m doing here?

You have a right to know the answers to this question, for if you gleam any insight from my offerings, it is good to know where they’re coming from.

“When you know how to listen, everyone is the guru.” ~ Ram Dass

I am the author of  Yoga for Dragon Riders, an extraordinarily comprehensive and totally unconventional yoga manual.

I am a singer-songwriter, Peaceful Warrior, and lover of laughter.

If you’re looking for info on my yoga experience, know I have invested great effort, time, and resources in training with some of the very best yoga instructors in the world, including my own yoga mat, The Bhagavad Gita, Rumi, Shane Perkins, Patrick Creelman, Amy Ippoliti, Desiree Rumbaugh, John Friend, Denise Benitez, Elizabeth Rainey, Cat McCarthy, Martin and Jordan Kirk, and professor Douglas Brooks.

This reflects in my teaching, as I serve from the heart, dedicated to uplifting others. I have well over 1000 hours of training (this is quite respectable in the yoga world) with internationally recognized and locally adored teachers. I hold an Anusara teaching certificate (similar to a Master’s degree in yoga), however I am am an independent yoga instructor which means I am bound by no one brand, but teach yoga freely from the heart. I hold a E-RYT 500 from Yoga Alliance, which is the highest credential they offer.

I teach profoundly playful yoga with therapeutic alignment. (click here for my yoga videos)

I offer a full range of modifications and variations so that each person is encouraged to practice in the best way for their body each day.

At the moment I am not teaching classes, however my book and CD make my teachings and singing available to anyone.

One of the most important aspects of yoga, to me, is living with wisdom, inspiration, empowerment, and joy. I offer free meditations and contemplations with my Doses of Delight.


crystalcaveAll my life I’ve been drawn toward the mysterious and magical.

At first I found it only in fantasy and was disillusioned with the ‘real world’. However, after many twists, turns and tumbles I found my true path and life has revealed itself to be full of wonder and true magic.

I can’t tell you how much that means to me – that life is full of magic and beauty!

This is why I write, teach, sing, and otherwise share everything I’ve got to give. Because I want everyone else to discover the freedom that this yoga offers, in whatever way is best for them.

To me, it isn’t enough to do yoga on the mat, or to meditate every day – these things are of great importance, yet my full dharma or mission in this life is to give my best every day.

This means every time I stumble along the path I quickly realign so that my integrity is true and the great lineage of masters whose teachings I follow are honored. And it means that whatever talents I have, I use them in service to others for the highest good of all. Living like this, in service of the highest, brings me great joy as I celebrate life on the beautiful playground of Earth.

  1. Lori Powers
    February 11th, 2010 at 06:12 | #1

    Hi Katrina,

    I’ve enjoyed reading about you! Do you come to LaPlace? I have an ADHD daugter that is 11 years old. I am looking for someone to teach us about yoga. If you do not work with children can you recommend someone who does?

  2. February 11th, 2010 at 10:30 | #2

    Lori,

    Thank you! I’m so glad you found this enjoyable. Yoga can be excellent for ADHD, as it engages the whole being – body, mind, and heart – and creates more ability to focus. I’ll email you directly to answer your questions.

    Katrina

  3. Janice Billy
    May 16th, 2010 at 19:43 | #3

    What are the dates for the 5 day boot camp
    And what is the cost

  4. May 16th, 2010 at 20:32 | #4

    Janice,

    Hi! You’ll want to look at the Kamloops Yoga Fitness Boot Camp page for details on dates. The cost is on the FAQ and the Registration Form, both of which can be found on that page. Hope to see you in camp – it’s so much fun!

  5. Nancy Waters
    June 8th, 2010 at 16:48 | #5

    Katrina,
    Thank you for all that you share with us. Wishes do come true! When you left Kamloops, yoga just didn’t have the same meaning for me. I’m so glad you are back – even for just a while. You have inspired me to follow the path of a deeper, more rewarding practice. Life can be so complex at times and your words of wisdom and encouragement are a welcome blessing. See you at boot camp!

  6. June 8th, 2010 at 17:42 | #6

    Nancy,

    Wow! Thank you so much! The appreciation is mutual – I came back to Kamloops and have been so grateful for the community here. Your smiling face and dedication to your practice inspires me every day. I am glad to be back! 🙂

  7. Iris Rich
    June 12th, 2010 at 22:42 | #7

    Thank my teacher.
    I have so much enjoyed sharing your classes and now you mantra and your bio, it is great to know you before I know you. Namaste

  8. June 13th, 2010 at 18:57 | #8

    Bless bless, Iris. Thanks so much for choosing to be a part of what I offer and the dance that comes from it!

  9. September 14th, 2010 at 11:16 | #9

    Hello,

    Do you teach any prenatal yoga classes?

  10. September 15th, 2010 at 14:06 | #10

    Andrea,

    Hi there. I don’t teach specific prenatal classes, but I think Samantha does. I’ll send you her email directly.

  11. Leslie
    November 17th, 2010 at 15:07 | #11

    Hi Katrina,

    I have come across the YouTube video of you doing a beautiful yoga sequence, I’ve watched it many times as it really inspires me in my own practice. I am currently looking for a teacher who can inspire me like you have, I live on Vancouver Island and most studios are really far to travel regularly so thank you for your inspiration 🙂 Namaste

  12. November 17th, 2010 at 20:20 | #12

    Leslie,

    Wow! I’m honored to be an inspiration. Thanks very much for leaving a comment with these kinds words. I’ll keep making videos for you. 🙂

  13. Lisa
    December 13th, 2010 at 19:11 | #13

    Do you have your yoga workout on DVD? If so, I would like to purchase it. Lisa

  14. December 29th, 2010 at 15:38 | #14

    Lisa,

    At this point I haven’t produced a DVD with a workout/yoga practice on it, though that’s a great suggestion!

  15. Catharine
    May 16th, 2011 at 20:59 | #15

    Hi Katrina, thanks fir the class today. You have a beautiful singing voice!

    Turns out I don’t have your email so if you’re able to message me about your ideas for my arm that would be great.

    Take care
    Catharine

  16. May 20th, 2011 at 10:08 | #16

    Catharine, so glad you enjoyed the class. I’ve sent you an email as well about the wrist/hand alignment, but will also post it here in case others are interested.

    Yoga Therapy for Wrists and Hands

    Blessings!

  17. Diane Lankenau
    September 28th, 2011 at 08:30 | #17

    Hi Katrina.
    I’ve so enjoyed your website and have a question I’m hoping you can share some thoughts on. I am currently training in an anusara program so have the basics covered. When I began in January I was convinced I could get to the root of the hamstring pain I experience. It is at the origin (sitbones) and is definitely worse on one side. I ask anyone and everyone hoping for some insight. Thanks!

    diane

  18. Becky Harris
    October 7th, 2011 at 13:53 | #18

    Hi Katrina. I have recently become interested in yoga, particularly anusara. Reading a lot and looking forward to diving in deeper. I love the daily delights and thank you for your interests and assistance.

    Be well.

    Becky

  19. October 7th, 2011 at 14:08 | #19

    Thanks Becky. So glad you’re enjoying your exploration into Anusara yoga, and I’m happy that what I offer is adding to it. All light, Katrina

  20. Connie
    February 19th, 2012 at 22:22 | #20

    Hi Katrina. I just wanted to let you know that I am loving your radio show! What an awesome idea!

  21. February 20th, 2012 at 05:45 | #21

    Thanks Connie! I’m glad to hear that. It’s a lot of fun, and an excellent way to contemplate how yoga helps us off the mat. 🙂@Connie

  22. Kirsten
    September 5th, 2012 at 16:30 | #22

    Hi Katrina
    wow what a beautiful site! well done. thank you for the ideas.
    I love the image of the girl and the earth. I wonder if you could share how or if we could use it also? We are setting up a centre of light in Australia – Sweet Earth – learning and retreats. And the image is so perfect for what we are about. Also – we are inviting interested and amazing people in the future to come and share your knowledge, so if you are ever in the NSW area of Australia – love for you to share with us as a retreat or workshop. we are a charitable trust with volunteers and can pay fees for facilitators. love and light!

  23. September 9th, 2012 at 10:40 | #23

    Hi Kirsten! It sounds like you’re doing fantastic things down under. I’d love to come visit and teach a workshop! I’ll email you about the possibility and about the image. 🙂

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