Kathy Páez (E-RYT 500) is an international teacher, teacher trainer since 2012 and teacher since 2003. She was born in Costa Rica and moved around frequently during her childhood. She moved to Spain in 2000, and started practicing Yoga in 2001 as a way to relieve anxiety. She started teaching at Yoga Studio Barcelona, where she also received her first Yoga Teacher Training. After a transformational study with Paul Grilley in 2006, she became a pioneer in bringing Yin and Vinyasa Yoga to Spain; where she teaches in Barcelona, Madrid, and the Canary Islands. She currently lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband, son and Chihuahua.
Kathy teaches from a place of high respect of this potent tool of self-awareness and transformation. She has had the honor of teaching famous and elites such as Ramstein, the countess Godó, amongst others. She has taught Business Yoga in the offices of Bulgari and Hearst magazine. Her method is non-dogmatic, pedagogic and meditative. She lives and shares Yoga as an eternal dance between Yin (moon) & Yang (sun).
Kathy is grateful to have practiced and studied Yoga with various teachers. She annually trains with her most influential teachers, Paul Grilley (Yin Yoga), Suzee Grilley ( Yang Yoga). Under them she receives continuous instruction and inspiration on Yin Yoga, anatomy, philosophy and meditation. She has also studied under Sara Powers (Yin & Yang Yoga), Baba Hari Dass from Mount Madonna Center (classic Patanjali Ashtanga), Kamalesh (classic Ashtanga), Shiva Rea (Vinyasa Yoga), Hojung Audenearde (Ashtanga Vinyasa), Rolf Naujokat (Ashtanga Vinyasa) and Mark Whitwell (Vini Yoga). Her curiosity for the beautiful language in which the practice was first mentioned led her to study Sanskrit for several years under Dr. Elena Sierra, at the University of Barcelona.