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Kathryn Payne

Island Yoga Center, Vashon WA
Kathryn has taught yoga's ancient wisdom through asana, pranayama and Sanskrit for over 30 years. She studied with Dona Holleman for ten years and also with Vijnana Yoga's founder, Orit Sen Gupta to become certified in that method. She credits Vyaas Houston, of the American Sanskrit Institute, for giving her direct access to yoga’s profound teachings through Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras.
Kathryn created the Yoga Tree in 1997, one of the first large studios to offer Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga traditions under one roof. To address the growing need for qualified teachers, Kathryn then co-founded Pacific Yoga Teacher Training and qualified more than 500 teachers at the 200 and 500 hour level.  Kathryn has introduced Sanskrit and chanting of the yoga sutras to a whole generation of yoga teachers and is well-known for her ability to weave yoga’s wisdom into the practices of asana and pranayama.
Curiosity, breath awareness, creativity and discipline are qualities that Kathryn has developed and continues to nurture in her 30+ years of yoga practice. Today, she offers teacher trainings, weekly classes, retreats and workshops at Island Yoga Center and as a guest teacher at other studios in the area. She enjoys traveling with her husband, playing piano, and life at home on beautiful Vashon Island.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, January 25

8:00am PST