Dr Kathie M Black PhD

Dr Kathie M Black PhD

IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, CRA RM/RT

Director & Major Instructor

Dr Kathie M Black PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, CRA RM/RT holds a BSc in Biology/Geology, ED in Secondary Education, and minor in Dance; an MA in Technology; and, a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education with an emphasis in Science Education/Physics.  She worked extensively with adult students, adolescents, and children for over 25 years in sports, classrooms, and university settings.  She served as a university professor for over 17 years teaching thousands of students, working closely with graduate students, researching, writing, presenting, and publishing her works focusing on learning and teaching as well as specific needs for all students.  Dr. Black is a current BCCT lifetime licensed teacher as well as an active scientific researcher.  Throughout her many years as a university professor and science teacher, Dr. Black taught all levels of anatomy & physiology as well as specializing in teaching teachers how to teach, mentoring students in classroom settings, and presenting her work worldwide.  Dr. Black is an active sports enthusiast participating over the years in downhill skiing, snowboarding, biking, gymnastics, tennis, kayaking, backpacking, hiking; with her most recent sporting adventures being in golf and curling.

Dr. Black turned to an intensive and active personal yoga and meditation practice to manage chronic illnesses.  Her yoga practice has been wide and varied over the past 30 years with her personal focus on Ashtanga and Anusara Based Hatha methods.  Dr. Black obtained her 200 Hour Level Certification in the Ashtanga Hatha Yoga System from Caroline Klebl, E-RYT at Source of Yoga and her 500 Hour Level Certification in Yoga Therapy from Karen Heaven Claffey, Certified Anusara Instructor and E-RYT.  Through her years of service in education and her extensive yoga practices and teaching, Dr. Black is an Experienced Yoga Teacher at the 500 level and beyond.  Dr. Black is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Canadian Reiki Association.  She is the author of three books, numerous academic research papers and conference presentations and is a co-owner in Blackstone Saunas, primary owner of Ravenrock Publishing, Inc.

Dr. Black is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Health & Wellness Therapist, and Reiki Master/Teacher with a solid knowledge of science, the human body, and human spirit.  Dr. Black’s trainings and practices are registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), the Yoga Alliance (YA), and the Canadian Reiki Association (CRA). Dr. Black’s educational philosophies reach to each student’s personal needs with the main focus on helping the student move toward effective healing of mind/body/spirit and sharing their inspiration and lifestyle skills with others.

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“The yoga therapy components of our course(s) are based on the standards from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry.” 

“The yoga therapy components of Dr. Black’s practice and instruction are based on the standards from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, not derived from her status as an RYT ®with Yoga Alliance Registry.”