Shelburne Falls Yoga


Kate Pousont Scarborough, Director


Kate Pousont Scarborough first received her training as a certified Kripalu yoga instructor in 2009. She completed her Professional Level Teacher Certification at Kripalu in March 2012 and has since returned to serve as an assistant for the 500 hour teacher training program. Kate has been influenced by a lifetime of study in a range of yoga and movement disciplines, the teaching of Devarshi Stephen Hartman (longtime Kripalu teacher and Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga), the Kripalu path of compassion and self-discovery, and the healing and transformative power of the ancient practice of yoga. As a teacher, Kate is dedicated to helping students of all ages and levels of ability reach their full potential through an exploration of the many facets of the yoga tradition.


In addition to a full schedule of classes at Shelburne Falls Yoga, Kate offers a range of options in one-on one yoga instruction including introductory sessions, advanced techniques for experienced practitioners looking to deepen their practice, and therapeutic yoga sessions for those in a healing process seeking to gain an understanding of the ways in which yoga can support health and healing. Kate is also a certified Yoga Ed. instructor for pre-school through grade 8 and received a grant from the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association to bring yoga to public school students in Massachusetts. She is currently working with both students and teachers in local school districts.


Kate received a B.A. in dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and spent several years performing with small dance companies throughout New York and New England. She taught ballet at Valley Dance Project and at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School in South Hadley, MA. Kate continues to perform and teach as a guest artist and has created a curriculum combining elements of ballet, yoga, and modern dance emphasizing anatomically sound technique and the joy of movement, which is offered to children here at Shelburne Falls Yoga.

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