Katrina Crowson / Yoga Teacher
Katrina attended her first yoga lesson in a workshop at Acadia university, while studying music as a clarinet Performance Major. It was a life changing experience for her. She had never felt such internal quiet and connection to her breath and body.
Inspired to find a class, Katrina tried Sivananda Yoga: a form of Hatha Yoga where the training focuses on postures, deep breathing, diet, relaxation and meditation. She liked her teacher and pursued the practice. Her daily commitment was not immediate but once she made yoga a weekly routine, it eventually became a way for her to feel grounded and whole.
Her first teacher training was in the Kripalu Yoga style which has a therapeutic focus. Kripalu uses yoga concepts of inner focus, meditation, standard yoga postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation to develop a mind and body that feels safe and at peace.
In 2004, She was introduced to the Alexander Technique iPAC, a way of achieving conscious coordination in movement and in thought.
Then a decade later (2006), Yoga in the Workplace.ca was born. Katrina currently owns, operates and teaches yoga on-site in a variety of businesses in Dartmouth and Halifax. She specialises in mixed-level yoga classes for people at work, designing lessons to alleviate stressful workplace conditions and restore your sense of self.
With all that history, Katrina’s yoga practice and teaching is informed and inspired by Hatha Yoga, the Alexander Technique iPAC and her second teacher training in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. She is also currently enrolled in the Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga program through the Trauma Centre in Boston. Her own Complex Developmental trauma informs her work.