Kathy Cushing Koher

I began practicing yoga in March of 2002. I initially started practicing because of an ankle injury that led to some severe back problems. My friends kept telling me yoga would heal what ails me. I loved yoga after my first practice. Having been an athlete all my life, I was drawn to the physical aspect of yoga. Over time I realized that there was more to this practice than just the physical aspect. I began to understand that the lightness that I felt after practice was my introduction to the spiritual side of the practice. This began to open up a whole new world for me. I felt like I had found what I didn’t even know I was looking for.

Yoga is a lifelong process. Each day I roll out my mat and do my best with whatever I have to offer. I have learned over the years that I have to practice acceptance with both the ups and the downs on and off my mat. Growth is a constant, whether physically, mentally, or spiritually, as long as I am open to it. I hope as a teacher to be able to pass on the same joy and peace I have found in my practice. I also hope to show people that with a daily commitment to yourself and your practice, the possibilities are endless. I have been fortunate enough to be able to practice with such incredible teachers as: Manju Jois, Paul Dallaghan, Tim Feldman, David Keil, and Sharath Jois.