About Prapti Yoga and Kathy Dodd

Yoga can improve your posture, your strength, your sleep and your productivity. Yoga not only improves balance, it brings balance. Yoga can also be a source of sanity, clarity and peace.  And, if you choose to unpack it, yoga can be a deep source of profound teachings about life.

Yoga just might be one of the best gifts you ever give yourself.

My name is Kathy Dodd and Prapti Yoga is a yoga company that I created over ten years ago to offer classes, private sessions, workshops and yoga retreats. What type of yoga do I teach?  It is an elegant form of Hatha/Flow that uses the breath and conscious movement to heat up the body and cool down the mind. Learn what students say about my yoga here.

What to expect

When you practice with me you can expect to get stronger, more flexible and more resilient.

You will learn something new about your body every class.

You will see yourself reflected in the stories and mythology of yoga.

You will develop the courage to face challenges off your mat.

You will know yourself more deeply so you can live your “one wild and precious life”.

I am able to adapt postures for multiple levels.  My classes are creative, challenging, kind and lighthearted. You will feel encouraged and cared for.

We might be a perfect fit if

  • You want to develop muscle tone and core strength.
  • You want to deepen your relationship with yourself.
  • You need the support of a strong and caring community to focus on your own wellness.
  • You want to work hard but you want to do it in a safe and smart way.
  • You are a weekend warrior who loves to run, hike, ski or golf and wants to complement your activities and avoid injury.
  • You have a sense of humour and like to laugh.

Join our yoga community for classes, workshops and retreats, in flavors of mild, medium or spicy.

 

My yoga story.

I came to yoga when I was in my early twenties. I was not naturally strong, flexible or coordinated, but I loved it from the start.

A lot of that had to do with my good fortune in finding talented and compassionate teachers (like David McAmmond and Kathy Nash!) and I thank them.

I wanted to feel good in my body, I wanted to feel whole, to feel alive.

I had body issues and even traumas as a teenager, but I always remember asking the big questions like ‘how does the universe work?’ and ‘how can i thrive?’.  Yoga appealed to me on the metaphysical level too.

What kept me coming back was I felt my body getting capable and strong.

I felt more focused in my mind and more pleasure at being in my body. I discovered yoga philosophy and a community among my yoga friends. I was hooked.

I took my teacher training when I was pregnant with my second child, my beautiful daughter Kate. I now hold an 800 hour senior teacher certification with the Yoga Association of Alberta. I have kept learning and growing as a teacher, often traveling to study yoga. I am so grateful to all my teachers including Tiffany Cruikshank, Christina Sell and Douglas Brooks.

Yoga has been not only a way for me to stay healthy physically but it also teaches me to to savour every bit of life. Now that I am in mid-life, I feel the pull to stay engaged with yoga even more deeply. As we age, yoga can give us a physical grace and a mental clarity that allows us to make the most of this precious life. Life does not seem to get more simple, it seems to get more complex.

I want to be strong and healthy to take it on. I want the humour and playfulness to stay in my life. I want the good company of great beings.

Hope to see you on the mat,

Blessings,

Kathy

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