About Kathleen Kastner

Kathleen Kastner with husband and friends - About Kathleen Kastner

Welcome to my site!

I live in Encinitas, CA with my husband, Wade Mortenson, and three rescue cats. I’m a step-mom to two awesome kids, Kaiah and Kaden.

I am the author of the Karma Cats children’s book series, including Karma Cats to the Rescue and Karma Cats to the Farm.

I was born and raised in Kansas and have a Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology,  and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

I was introduced to yoga and the Law of Karma, the law of cause and effect, in 1993, while working for Deepak Chopra as his personal trainer at Sharp’s Hospital in San Diego.

This was divinely orchestrated as I later became a yoga teacher and yoga studio owner for 16 years in Kansas City, MO and founded Maya Yoga studio there.

I”m a passionate animal advocate and have been vegan since 2002. I host a vegan cooking show on YouTube, called, Vegan Vitality, where I share my favorite recipes. Click here.

I love helping recue cats find their forever homes and am a volunteer at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. 

Let me know if I can help you in any way. I’m available for storytime events, speaking engagements and writing coaching. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love,


About Kathleen Kastner