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Kathryn Gongaware

Kathryn fuses old school fundamentals and traditions with new school sequences and music to create a lighthearted, fun and supportive environment for self-discovery through yoga. A former lacrosse player and corporate consultant, she aims to cultivate balance between strength and length, sweat and stability, time on and off the mat.

Kathryn offers both private training and group yoga classes, scaled to individual goals and needs. She has completed trainings with - and continues to be inspired by - David Duerkop, Lucia Drever, Per Erez, Amy Owen Schatz, Christy Lyons and Cassi Stuckman. She has Prenatal, Kids, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga certifications and has experience with injury prevention, functional medicine, and active rehabilitation. Kathryn volunteers with Yoga for Recovery, bringing yoga and mindfulness to women at the Cook County Department of Corrections.