Welcome to the Keen on Yoga Podcast with Kathy Cooper.
Kathy has had a consistent daily Ashtanga Yoga practice since 1976. David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff were her primary teachers. They taught her all of the series’ and pranayama. She studied with Guruji (K Pattabhi Jois) on many of his extended trips to the US, and in Mysore, India.
The inherent wisdom of Ashtanga yoga led her on a transformative journey. Being present in the body through the connection to the breath and bandhas is the key which unlocks the blocks.
Facing herself daily on the mat, she has opened to the deeper Self releasing the conditioning of the mind and body. Her love of yoga keeps her on the mat daily. It is my teacher, healer and her fountain of youth. She feels strong, balanced and happy.
The longing for the deeper truth of life has led her to explore Sufism, Shamanism, Vipassana meditation, and awake teachers. She has done many retreats over the years. Above all, daily practice has supported this journey impeccably. Both in integrating openings and in surrendering to the now.
She practices jin shin jyutsu, a type of accupressure which is deeply harmonizing. It is a perfect accompaniment to yoga.
Kathy brings this informed, deep, long-time practice to my teaching, supporting practitioners to strengthen their core/breath/alignment to correct and avoid injuries and move from the inside.
We hope you enjoy the Keen on Yoga Podcast with Kathy Cooper, you can find out more about her on her website.