Category Archives: Blog
September 2017 Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Please join Shannon McCall and Kat Allen for another amazing Yoga & Meditation Retreat at Aldermarsh on Whidbey Island.  You will enjoy beautiful and serene surroundings, walks and soaking tubs!  Great community (sangha), delicious vegetarian food, and in-depth teachings on how to utilize the 5 Great Elements in yoga, meditation and clearing practices. Clear awareness of the […]

New Moon Yoga & Healing Event

IMPORTANT YOGA UPDATE JULY 2017 Big News: The Center for Movement & Healing was sold as of July 1st, 2017!  Limber Yoga is taking over the space and the schedule, and Kat’s classes were immediately discontinued. This has been a shock for my yoga students, and I apologize for any disappointment, while I try to […]

The Inner Revolution of Kindness

The Inner Revolution of Kindness “The path to our happy place starts with one choice: whether or not to be kind. Especially when we really don’t want to be.” Shaunti Feldhahn [1] We all want to be happy, this is self-evident. My intention in this article is to share the growing evidence that supports the […]

Workshop: MEDITATION, LOVING-KINDNESS & NATURE

MEDITATION, LOVING-KINDNESS & NATURE Sunday, July 30th  9:30 am-12:30 pm Join Kat for an outdoor workshop that explores meditation and the practice of loving-kindness (or, Metta)in nature. In the beauty of a quiet grove in Lincoln Park, West Seattle, you’ll learn mindfulness practices of body, mind and energy, and gain access to your truest nature, one of “Natural Great […]

What I learned swimming with 108 wild dolphins

Over the holidays I had a rare, life-impacting experience, and feel called to share with you what I learned swimming with 108 wild dolphins. I pick the number “108” because not only is that a sacred number to millions of practicing yogis, Hindus, Buddhists and certain mathematicians (read more on this), but it might have been the actual number of dolphins who […]

When Couples Counseling Works

When Couples Counseling works is when some key–no, actually essential–factors are present and continuously addressed, both for the clients and the therapist.  Here follows a breakdown of the main conditions that are necessary for a shift to truly occur in your relationship!  The main thing to remember is that we all have patterns of thinking and behavior […]

Clearing and Releasing Grievances

Clearing Grievances with skill and compassion Don’t do it like the lady in the picture!  Learn to release your anger, resentment and victimized feelings by engaging in a clearing unresolved grievances process that really works!  This workshop is designed to help anyone who is plagued by the negative emotions associated with a grievance, and needs help in processing the painful […]

What I really want you to know: you are not alone

When I prepare myself to work on a newsletter, it isn’t always with enthusiasm and zest.  Often I let myself get tongue-tied because there is just so much “out there ” and “in here” (our personal mailboxes). There’s so much accessible information on the web, which used to be harder to find, that I’m concerned anything I might contribute is just so much […]

The Health Benefits of Spiritual Practice

The Health Benefits of Spiritual Practice. Spirituality may mean something different to everyone, but there is ever-growing evidence that the Health Benefits of Spiritual Practice, both those based in non-religious and religious forms, are real.  The growing body of evidence suggests that many people cope better with problems such as physical illness, depression and stress when […]

The 4 Stages of Yoga

This article is not only about the Four Stages of Yoga, but about why they aren’t being taught, my own teaching, and what I want to do about it! Some of you are aware that I have wanted to open up a dialogue with the on-going yoga community I have attracted over the years—it’s interests and needs, in […]