Kathryn Kusyszyn completed her teacher training in Astanga Vinyasa and Flow yoga in 2001. Specializing in Yoga for Scoliosis, she regularly studies with Senior Instructor Elise Miller. Kathryn teaches with compassion and her classes emphasize the internal aspects of practice. Her intention as a yoga teacher is to provide a sanctuary for students as they explore their true selves.
What I love about the Victoria Yoga Conference are the people! It is so inspiring to be with fellow yogis of all sorts of lineages coming together to celebrate and practice in many different ways. Truly we are very fortunate to be alive at this time, in this place, with such freedom.
– Kathryn Kusyszyn –
What or who inspires you? Single parents, and to be honest, all parents.
What quality do you admire most in others and why? Patience, because I have a short supply of it.
Do you have a personal philosophy you live by? Live and let live.
Many people choose a word for their year. Do you have a word for 2018? Love
What is your favourite quote? “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin. This sums up the unfolding process of yoga for me. Also, “No mud, no lotus.” An acknowledgement of the dark and the light as both essential to the spiritual journey.
How do you recharge your batteries? Quiet time at home without any media or walks in nature with friends and their children.
How did you begin to practice yoga? I was very anxious about my high school final exams as I wanted to go to a specific university with strict entrance requirements. A friend had back pain and we heard that yoga was good for stress and for back pain so we went together. We fell asleep in savasana and thought that was the best part of class.
What advice would you give your younger self? Relax, you will manage whatever comes your way. In ten years, will this situation matter much? Breathe deeply and be where you are now.