FOLLOWING MY BLISS
My journey of conscious living began in 1997. My best friend literally dragged me to my first yoga class. I was adamant that “I knew how to stretch”. This is quite laughable now knowing yoga is so much more than stretching! Hearing and feeling the words, “move your body with breath” at the time was the best feeling I had ever experienced. I truly fell in love with yoga two minutes into the class. Even though I felt awkward and stiff I smiled the entire practice. At the end I approached the teacher and said, “I’m not sure how this is going to happen, but I need to be a yoga teacher like you.” She brightly smiled and said, “I can feel your enthusiasm. Your first step is to return to my next class.”
Up until that first yoga moment, I was a pretty confused person trying desperately to “fit in” and find a path. However, everything I tried felt like a struggle. Not yoga! It felt like a match made in Heaven! A true soul mate! I did return to her next class and 19 years later I’m still teaching and loving yoga with my whole heart and soul.
It’s not necessarily easy to make a living as a yoga instructor, but being a stubborn and determined Taurus I found a way to do it! In 2001, after teaching full time since 1998 I opened a yoga studio, The Yoga exchange in Portland, Maine. With the support and craftsmanship of my Dad I created a sacred space where Mainers could learn and grow through the ancient teachings of yoga & meditation.
I lead this thriving community for 10 years until 2010 when life circumstances lead me to Denver, Colorado. I had it in my mind that I was taking a year sabbatical and after that year I’d return to Maine to re-open my studio. It’s the summer of 2016 and I’m still in Colorado! What’s the saying, “we plan and God laughs”. I’m giggling as I acknowledge this truth. Since my move to Denver I’ve intimately encountered so many situations that have forced me to listen to my soul rather than my ego. The universe had a bigger plan for me and even though I could feel it I was resisting it.
Remembering my first yoga class and my first yoga teacher, Melody Ayers who I learned from and apprenticed with for 2 years, I recall something she said to me, “Kathleen, you’re psychic and I know these things.” At 22 I was too young to accept this. I jokingly said,” no I’m not!” and her reply, “yes you are, and I know you will surrender to it someday.”
The “someday” is today. She was one of many teachers and mentors who saw this gift in me, but I was too determined to fit into mainstream life and hide what I labeled as “weird and different”. However, after years of committed yoga practice, study and meditation my innate gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, & mediumship have emerged as strong flowing forces that I’m now in a place to embrace.
With the guidance of Debra Katz, a world renowned psychic and teacher and her international school of Clairvoyance I’ve learned to enthusiastically harness my gifts so that I may offer them to the world. It is my sincere intention to support others to listen to and follow their unique soul’s path.
I’m so grateful you’ve taken this time to read about me. Life is a process and it all starts with being open and willing to listen to one’s intuition. Whether it be heard in the quiet space of massage or during focused time holding yoga postures or through an intuitive reading, I’d love to offer you guidance in developing more clarity, awareness and confidence in following your bliss!