Kathie Jaskolski

Kathie is the owner of Still Waters Yoga and Director of the Still Waters Yoga Teacher Training Program. She is registered thru the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. Kathie teaches a wide variety of yoga classes and workshops at the studio. She is grateful to the many teachers who have so selflessly shared their knowledge of yoga with her including, but not limited to Todd Norian and Ann Greene, John Friend, Doug Keller, Douglas Brooks, and a number of teachers from Integral Yoga. Her most recent influence has been thru the teaching of Todd, Ann, and John in the Anusara tradition. From that tradition, she remains committed to key principals of alignment which support each student in the fullest expression of not only their asana, but their lives, heart centered themes laced into each class, which support students in deepening their knowledge of the philosophy and stories of yoga, as well as creating a safe container for like minded individuals to support each other and co-create a better world as community.

Kathie has a keen eye for alignment. She is gifted at helping each student find their fullest expression of a posture. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Students have FUN and often find themselves moving beyond their perceived limits. She has a knack for using stories, often humorous, as an avenue for a deeper understanding of the philosophy of yoga.

Kathie has:

  • Multiple certifications as a yoga teacher including a 300-hour certification from Todd Norian of the Anusara tradition and Basic Yoga 200 hour certification and 150 hour Intermediate Yoga Teacher. from Integral Yoga.
  • Studied Yoga as Therapy with Doug Keller.
  • Graduate of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy program.
  • Studied with Douglas Brooks, Tantric Yoga Philosopher
  • Earned the highest level of membership of good standing with the Yoga Alliance (a national yoga accreditation organization).
  • Membership in good standing with the Yoga Teachers of Northwest Ohio.
  • Graduate of Feminine Power 7 week course and 10 Month Feminine Power Mastery Program, is certified in Feminine Power Leadership Program. 
  • Multiple certifications in energy healing including Reiki Master/Teacher and Crystalline Consciousness Technique™ Advanced Practitioner.
  • Made yoga an integral part of her life since 1995 and has shared yoga with others as a teacher since 1999.

Kathie Jaskolski instructs the following:
  • Level 1-2: Yin/Yang Yoga
  • “We don’t use our body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into our body.” Bernie Clark

    Combines passive and active asana (poses) with meditation to create a deeply integrating and satisfying practice.

    • Class with opens (10 min) with a Yin pose/s using long, passive holds to work on the deep, dense connective tissue that can cause stiffness with aging. These poses will be chosen specifically to balance your energy for the current season.
    • Core of the practice (50 min) is Yang yoga targeting the muscles that love to be rhythmically and repetitively moved. This practice will focus on movement and muscle engagement to create more strength, balance and flexibility in our lives.
    • Class slows down and draws our attention inward with Yin meditation and savasana (15)

  • Level 1: Basic Chair Yoga....Focus on the 5 Elements
  • Gentle Strength Chair Yoga: Regardless of age, strength, or flexibility, this class invites your body to respond to challenges on its own terms. Encouraging balance, strength, and freedom of movement, through the use of props, including the CHAIR, you’ll feel energized again!

    Complimenting the physical practice, Kathie will also introduce the class to the 5 Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) of Chinese Medicine.  Understanding these elements and how they interact with our bodies, minds, and emotions creates optimal health and well-being.  Each element aligns with a season.  
    You will learn how to use yoga, breathing, physical exercises, meditation and visualization.
    For more information on the 5 Elements, Kathie suggests the following book:  Wood Becomes Water:  Chinese Medicine in Everyday Life, by Gail Reichstein
    "Love your yoga classes! Feel so much better afterwards." Stephanie Alkire

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to
    http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.