“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice ashtanga yoga.” -Sri. K. Pattabhi  Jois.


 Kathleen has  been teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga since 1997.  She completed Tim Miller’s first Teacher Training in 2000 and practices daily with him in Encinitas:  www.ashtangayogacenter.com. She has also practiced with Pattabhi Jois and Saraswati and Sharat Jois. She is a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda, Founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. 

Kathleen was a yoga studio owner in Kansas City, MO for 16 years and is the Founder of Maya Yoga studio and Co-Founder of the Yoga Gallery. She lives in Encinitas and teaches at The Soul of Yoga.

She has traveled to India twice and is also an Ambassador with Yoga Gives Back, which provides micro-loans and educational funding to the women and children of India: http://www.yogagivesback.org.

Kathleen has an Intro to Ashtanga streaming video and Teen Yoga DVD, located on the SHOP page:click here


Ashtanga Workshop with Kathleen at Maya Yoga, Kansas City, Oct 23-25, 2020! 








Friday 5:30-8pm:-Ashtanga Improv Class with Bhakti Talk: We will discuss and chant to the Divine Deities and what they represent in our lives. Learn about your Ishta Devata, personal Deity. The class will be a fun improv of the Ashtanga 1st, 2nd and 3rd series postures. All levels welcome!

Saturday 9:30am to Noon-Ashtanga Intermediate Series with Kosha Talk: Learn about the koshas (sheaths) and how they’re penetrated by your practice. The class will introduce the full second series, Nadi Shodhana (Nerve Purification), with modifications for ALL levels. 

Sunday 9:30am to Noon- Ashtanga Arm Balances and Klesha Talk: Learn how to manage the kleshas (afflictions of the mind) to help you connect with your soul and God. The class will focus on approaching arm balances with steadiness and grace, “Sthira Bhaga.”

All classes will include meditation. 

October 23-25th, 2020
Early Bird Special
Complete Workshop $150

Early bird pricing available till thru September 30th. Space is limited to 25 max at this time. Maya Yoga will assess KCMO COVID status plans on October 1st and if permitted, will offer individual sessions $60 for Non-Member and $55 for Members. 

Click here to register: https://mayayoga.com/workshops-1/ashtanga-workshop-with-kathlee-kastner





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