To create the safest space for you to practice in
To help you come home to your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
To remind you of your power.
To give you opportunities to choose.
To remind you that you have agency of your experience on and off the mat.
To help you honor the cycles and seasons of your life and your body.
To remind you of your voice.
To help you fall in love with yourself.
To offer your anchor tools to turn to when you need them.
To encourage you to live with your head up and heart open.
Katrina Marie is one of the highly skilled shamanic yogis who retrieves the shattered parts within the fabric of life, and then teaches how they can be rewoven into a brilliant future self. I highly recommend Katrina as a teacher who is -- in every way -- capable of achieving miraculous outcomes. Her programs have the ability of rehabilitating what has been physically, emotionally, and mentally traumatized. This is the truest sense of retrieving the soul.
Katrina is the BEST at what she does. She is professional, intuitive, and really knows her stuff! She makes classes fun, exciting, and attainable at all levels.
Your classes have changed my life!
Within my mental health profession that requires ongoing support/guidance to/for others to find their own empowerment, voice, and internal strength and power, I found myself befuddled when my own personal life challenges presented themselves. The tools that I encouraged others to use were not effective enough for me to work through my own challenges. I tried various types of exercise, therapy, and even other types of yoga. It wasn’t until I found Kat and her style of yoga, that I realized “this what I needed”. I opened my heart to experiences that I never had before; moon circles, affirmations, mudras, kundalini, and meditation. When I opened my heart and took the time to pause, pay attention, reflect, and embrace all my feelings in their rawest form, it was there I began to heal. My strength, empowerment, voice, courage, and power were found within each and every yoga session I participated in. I found myself naturally embedding all of those yoga tools within my daily life, including my mental health profession. I thank Kat for not only providing me with a safe environment to practice yoga, but a safe environment for me to learn and become the best me I can be. My gratitude for her and her team are infinite!
Katrina’s classes are a unique combination of asanas, mudras, meditations, pranayamas, affirmations, and Kundalini Kriyas. Through her classes, I feel free to go with the instructions or skip parts to stay in child’s pose or do whatever free movement my body is craving. I often say she’s like a witch, always knowing what my body and mind are craving and encouraging us to listen to ourselves first. I was disconnected from my body for so long (and still feel numbness in some parts or at some moments). I was living with it as something that was a unique part on its own, not linked to me in any way. Something I needed to feel ashamed of. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard saying nice things to yourself. Katrina encourages this in every one of her classes. It’s all a journey to being back in harmony with every single cell of your being.
So many tools are taught to us to help calm down the battles we’re living with without feeling overwhelmed. And whatever we’re feeling, we always welcome it without any judgment and if we feel brave enough, we try to understand the message behind that emotion or sensation.
There are so many things I love about Katrina’s offerings; how she teachers and her as a person! I love that the classes are like rituals, starting and ending the same way each time with a series of movements and meditations in between. Class after class, they help me deal with my mind during the class when it wanders during the instructions but also anxiety iin my day to day life.
I feel more and more empowered. Like I am allowed to express anger, sadness, and exhaustion. I feel heard and it feels so good to be heard without any judgment! Katrina helps me reclaim my right to be alive, to feel and express my feelings and opinions, to be part of this world as I am (and not as others want me to be).
My body is mine, not yours; My mind is mine, not yours. I won’t apologize for breathing and being me. I won’t apologize for being the boss of my own life!
Why I do KMY yoga has changed over the years. At first, it was to increase flexibility and balance and find stress relief. Now, I do yoga for the community and peace it brings. It changes me to accept who I am and where I am in a supportive environment. Just breathe.
Katrina has such a playful yet wise soul. Her voice is grounding, reassuring and calming. She makes me feel like I belong, and I am safe to be me as I am in the moment. The most potent thing she said that made me fall in love with her voice is "how can we support you today". It was such a wonderful way to ask if we needed anything. She has a way of putting words together that feel so easeful and permissive. I love her moon practices the most. And knowing that each Monday i get a new anchor mudra and affirmation practice. She is now part of my healing tools in my journey to relase the past medical and chronic illness trauma I am only just starting to look into so I can release it from my body. I recommend her to anywone who wants to start or continue they journey with yoga and build a relashionshilp with their own body. Thank you for sharing your light and your shadow with us.
Join us virtually or come check out our she-shed in the heart of the midwest farmland!
We are literally just off of I80 and Route 251 and close to I39 and Staved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks.
135 N 31st Road, LaSalle, Illinois 61301
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Most of our classes are hybrid, with in person and virtual options. Classes are also recorded and available in the content library for monthly tribe members. Check out memberships options here.
Each week we offer an "anchor" Mudra, Meditation, and Mantra that aligns with the astrological energy and our theme for the week. You can practice them with us live, or work with them on your own!