Greetings and salutations from Maui, Hawaii
I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga for 35 years. In that time, I have taught less than a dozen people the entire four series. One of these people was Kathy Cooper. She began practicing with me in 1976.
Kathy is a true yogini. Her practice and her personality are beautiful and an inspiration to everyone who meets her. She is as nice a person as you will ever meet. Whenever I am asked to recommend a yoga teacher in the San Francisco area, without hesitation, I always recommend Kathy first. She is the best.
To whom it may concern:
I’ve known Kathy Cooper for approximately 32 years. She is one of a handful of Ashtanga Yoga practioners who has learned the Advanced A and B sequences. She has maintained a consistent practice as well.
Kathy is also a gifted yoga teacher who is gentle, compassionate, observant, thorough and kind in her approach to teaching. I have often recommended her to individuals and groups that I have taught Yoga to. Everyone who I have recommended Kathy to as a teacher has been very thankful to meet and work with her.
Thank you very much.
Kathy Cooper has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga yoga for thirty some years. She has completed all the postures in the K. P. Jois
tradition and would be considered a PHD in this field. If you are a sincere and devoted student, you would be lucky to study with her.
28 year student of K.P. Jois
Kathy is very qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga. Through years of practice, Kathy has shown her love and understanding of the Ashtanga method taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is excellent at taking beginning students safely into the practice, as well as teaching the more advanced practitioners. I have no hesitation in recommending her. -Nancy Gilgoff
What an amazing teacher! Kathy is one of the few “old” students of Pattabhi Jois who continues to practice daily for over three decades.
Her grace, compassion and knowledge continue to inspire students of all ages and levels. -John Smith-certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
Kathy Cooper is my favorite yoga teacher! Her attention to the unique character of my body while always emphasizing the strength and focus of core breath enables me to stay motivated, as I find new openings and freedom. -Karen Wilhelm Buckley, Co-Director, The Wisdom Connection
After 15 plus years of practicing Ashtanga yoga, I am consistently able to receive and integrate Kathy’s teaching the best. Her recent instruction gave me immediate results in opening my hips. I was able to sit comfortably in lotus during a Zen sit. It was unprecedented! -Rick Morton-student
“Kathy is filled with a balanced light of both broad loving energy that feeds the soul and that burning single-pointed ekagrata shiva energy that is capable of building cities(and tearing them down). She expresses a lifetime of accumulated wisdom that facilitates her open fearlessness. She exemplifies living our yoga.” student in Portland, Oregon
My first memories of yoga reach back to the second grade where my classmates and I were led by the gentle smile and soothing voice of Kathy Cooper through sun salutations. I remember thinking, how I, too, would like to one day attain such grace. At 19, I have just completed my first yoga teacher training and am clearly on the yoga journey. -Woods Buckley-student