Kathleen comes to The ADVANCE with a long history of personal and medical trauma which she learned to "treat" with diet and exercise rather than the traditional medication treatment model. As a biostatistician/epidemiologist she was able to look at the clinical outcomes of the medical management model and see that The Advance clearly had a better and more effective way of treating Post Traumatic Stress for our Veterans. Kathleen was raised in a military household where both of her parents joined the Navy by 1961 and her father stayed in the service for over 32 years. Kathleen has been teaching group fitness since 1990 and is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in a yoga practice specifically designed for participants who are working through trauma. Kathleen also shares a strong Tai Chi practice with our participants and is there to address any injury specific needs our participants may have.
"Yoga Chick goes from a civilian alien in the eyes of our Warfighters to the most popular member on our Team - every single evolution. She makes early mornings fun and saucy and along the way our Warfighters see that they can heal themselves. Kathleen is living proof."
- Doc V, Executive Director