Kathleen was introduced to yoga in 1993, when she was working as a personal trainer to Dr Deepak Chopra in San Diego. Kathleen began her yoga journey with viniyoga, then vinyasa yoga and has been a daily ashtanga yoga practitioner since 1997. Her primary asthanga teachers are Tim Miller in Carlsbad, CA www.ashtangayogacenter.com, and Jorgen Christiansson in Los Angeles www.omkar108.com. She recently traveled to India for her first time to study with Rolf an Marci Naujokat in Goa. www.yogabones.org.
Kathleen co-owned her first studio, The Yoga Gallery, in 1999, which later burned down in 2002. A few months later, she opened Maya Yoga on her own, which she now operates with her husband, Wade Mortenson in the downtown Crossroads Art District of Kansas City, MO. Maya Yoga specializes in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga (www.mayayoga.com.) It also encourages daily meditation (communion with God) and a vegan diet for an ahimsa (non-harming) lifestyle.
Kathleen has a Teen Yoga DVD with former Miss Teen USA, Allie LaForce, and a iphone application with www.pretayoga.com.
“Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways. I don’t know where I would be without it.”