Kate Pousont Scarborough, E-RYT 500 and Director of Shelburne Falls Yoga, offers a unique blend of Kripalu Yoga and a range of somatic, movement, and yoga techniques designed to help students access their fullest potential and to create an environment for growth and rejuvenation. Kate's classes are well-loved by experienced and new yoga students of all ages and include gentle movements to encourage a depth of embodiment, detailed alignment objectives to heighten and attune to sensation, and ample time for relaxation and integration. An avid practitioner in body, breath, mind, and lifestyle, Kate is dedicated to helping students of all ages and levels of ability experience ongoing vibrancy and wellness through an exploration of the many facets of the yoga tradition.
Kate has been teaching groups and individuals in movement and somatic practices for over fifteen years. Her studies inevitably lead her to yoga and Kate received her training as a certified Kripalu yoga instructor in 2009. She has since completed her Professional Level Certification at Kripalu Center and has frequently returned to assist and facilitate the 200 and 500 hour teacher training programs at Kripalu. Kate is in the final stages for certification as Thai Yoga Bodywork practitioner with the Lotus Palm School based in Montreal and is currently completing a nine-month Embodied Anatomy and Kinesiology intensive with renowned yoga anatomy instructor Any Matthews.
Kate is also a certified Yoga Ed. instructor for pre-school through grade 8, has received a in dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and spent several years performing with small dance companies throughout New England. She taught ballet at Valley Dance Project and at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in South Hadley, MA and has created a curriculum combining elements of ballet, yoga, and modern dance emphasizing anatomically sound technique and the joy of movement, which is offered to students at Shelburne Falls Yoga.