In 2003, I learned about a set of Buddhist virtues called the Four Immeasurables

(also known as the Brahmaviharas): loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy,

and equanimity. Seeds were planted in the fertile soil of my mind and when I began to study Yoga in 2010, I made the connection with Yoga Sutra 1.33 from Patanjali.

maitri karuna muditopeksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam

 

This practice began with pre-Buddha ancient Indian sages and then Patajali's Yoga Sutras highlighted the process to cultivate these 4 heart-centered qualities in daily life.

My path is graced by teachers from all walks of life. I appreciate the blessings bestowed by all wisdom traditions and the Celtic spirituality of my own lineage.

From my humble perspective, the embodied practice of Yoga on and off the mat

is a radical pathway to personal transformation AND collective liberation.

 

As an educator, my approach is trauma-informed to meet diverse needs with care.

I am a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500).

 

 Building inclusive communities where all people can thrive has been the focus of

my career for over a decade. With a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and 

Master of Arts (MA) in International Development, I continue to develop policy for Community Connections within Canada's Settlement Program for newcomers.

Most days, you can find me practicing, teaching, and enjoying my work

as a Training Coordinator at PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa, Canada.

I acknowledge that we stand on unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory and

fully support the recommendations made by the Truth + Reconciliation Commission.

 

with love + gratitude, Kathleen Elizabeth Olwen Burr

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