Meet Kathleen Kowall

1- In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you.

When it comes to labels, I am a mom of two amazing boys, a wife, a media executive, and a yogi. I try to be kind, humble, generous, and always willing to do what I can to help others.

2- What inspired you, if any, to join the Warrior Flow 200-Hour Yoga Training’s faculty? 

I am so honored to become a part of the Warrior flow 200hr Yoga Training's faculty because I truly believe in its mission to bring people together with accessible, inclusive yoga that helps with physical and mental health. It is clear that the momentum of Warrior Flow is due to the need in the market for this valuable perspective on Yoga.

3- In simple words, what does yoga mean to you?

For me yoga is finding “unconditional” contentment despite circumstances and tuning your nervous system to live within our lives with all the challenges.

4- What is the main difference between learning yoga now and when you took your first yoga training?

When I started Yoga, the focus was mostly on the asanas and now there are many other facets getting attention like yin, restorative, meditation, chakras, mantras and pranayama, to name a few. All of them are so useful for overall wellness.

5- In your opinion, why is this a key moment in time to learn yoga? 

There has been a huge shift in the dynamic of yoga and its benefits beyond the physical, especially during and after Covid, and I think that is what sets Warrior Flow apart from other programs. We desperately need more tools to deal with the unique place the world is in now and Yoga is a lifestyle to help with that.

6- Who would you be without yoga? 

I tapped into my practice almost daily to get through the last few years with work change, stress, several moves and home schooling.  I don't even want to contemplate the effects without it.

7- Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are today?
One of my role models was, Juan Garza, a  teacher that really showed me the power of mantra and mediation and the spiritual side of yoga. I also consider Adrian a role model with his ability to empower and inspire individuals from all backgrounds and forge ahead fearlessly with the mission of Warrior Flow.
8- What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?

I think one road block that I have encountered is the competitiveness that you can sometimes encounter in the yoga world and focus on the physical perfection. Learning to have a thick skin was also a surprising necessity that I did not think was going to be a part of teaching yoga. However, they have all helped me to grow as a teacher and be more empathetic and less judgmental.

9- What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?
Be more generous, accepting and inclusive with our time, our thoughts and all our efforts. I think it's about doing and not waiting.

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