Welcome to my site!

I live in Encinitas, CA with my husband and two rescue cats, Oliver and Noah. 

I’ve been vegan since 2002 and work for The Humane Society of the United States helping to get more plant-based foods in schools, colleges and hospitals with their Forward Food program: www.forwardfood.org.

I love sharing the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet to help people improve their health, save animals and help the planet.
I host a vegan cooking show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC299Ew8_-TCs7yf1Y_FRCGA
I have  a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga since 1997. I was a yoga studio owner for 16 years in Kansas City, MO, and founded Maya Yoga. I now teach international retreats with my husband, Wade Mortenson. 

My books, Yoga’s Path to Weight Loss: A Mind Body Spirit Guide to Loving Yourself Lean and The Cheerleader Speaks: What God Taught Me About Men and Myself are available on my Store page or Amazon.com 

Informative and inspiring movies:

The Game Changers

Forks Over Knives

What the Health?

A Prayer for Compassion




Thank you for dropping by!

Peace to all beings,

XO Kathleen

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