Experience this little-known Portuguese island chain
with Kathy Kessler, PT, LMT, RYT-200, Expertise Level Myofascial Release
$3595 per person, double occupancy.
$1000 surcharge for single occupancy
Curiosity of the human body and enrichment for the experience of life have called Kathy to be a therapist and yoga practitioner. She is a 1994 graduate of Physical Therapy from St. Louis University. As a young therapist, she discovered Myofascial Release (MFR), the John F. Barnes approach, in 1997. MFR has been the cornerstone of her Physical Therapy career. She then pursued the study of massage therapy graduating from The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis in 2000, expanding her knowledge base into Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Halcyon Spa, Salon and B&B was created in 2001 in her home and has currently evolved to a full service spa with accommodations. In 2013 she completed her 200 hour yoga certification and has been teaching ever since. In addition, she has also completed the 300 hour YTT training with Uplifted - Brett Larkin. Currently she works full-time as a Physical Therapist at the Western Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Sedona, AZ, teaches yoga virtually 6 days a week, leads the Augusta, MO Yoga Festival - Bliss! in August, and has a YouTube Channel - Barefoot in America.
Kathy continues to evolve her teaching of yoga and infuses MFR with the yoga practice. She leads the practices of Slow Flow, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, paying particular attention to alignment, encouraging resonance listening and threading spiritual teachings into each mat experience. She loves to teach spontaneously, reading the energy of the student collective and offers variations and choices to make yoga accessible and sustainable for all those who come to the mat. Her intention for the retreat experience is to offer morning practices focused on breath work, stretching, and active slow flow; and more restorative, Yin and MFR based practices with Yoga Nidra and deep listening of the body in the afternoon and evening. As a bodyworker, Kathy loves to share the gift of touch while she teaches, weaving in hands-on adjustments or sustained pressure to enhance the embodied practice of yoga. Her goal is to bring an enriching yoga experience to all who come to the mat, and encourages yogis to practice the principles of yoga off the mat while adventuring, hiking, relaxing, and enjoying fellowship in the retreat experience, and sangha.