Hi. I’m Kathleen Thompson and I own Main Street Yoga.
I opened this studio in March of 2004 to provide a space for practicing yoga, but I also hoped it would become a place for people to meet each other and share strategies for living happier and healthier lives.
And it has!
For me, Main Street Yoga has always been about the people first, then the yoga.
I was trained in Kripalu yoga, initially. I don’t teach a straight-up, by the book, Kripalu style yoga now, but I have based my entire yoga teaching and studio ethos on this saying by Swami Kripalu:
“I have not come here to teach you. I have come here to love you. The love itself will teach you.”
I love my students, first. I value their friendship, their support and their community, first. The teaching of yoga postures comes in at a distant second to that.
I am currently studying the intersection of yoga and neuroscience: how yoga and meditation change our brain chemistry, alter our moods, and help us reach our full human potential. It's exciting stuff.
I hope I get the chance to meet you someday.
I hope you will come and try a class.
I think you’ll be surprised.
2003- 200 Hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification
2007 − 500 Hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification
2012 − 500 Hr Pranakriya Yoga Certification
2014 - Certified Holistic Health Coach - Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Also: Trainings in Thai Massage, Ayurveda, and Chair Yoga