Katey Hawes, MS, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500
Owner and Founder of Posabilities, Inc. See her full bio by clicking here.
Shannon Brown, RYT
Shannon works in the mental health field with 18 years of experience providing direct support and supervision in residential group homes. Shannon’s personal yoga practice began on a whim when she signed up for an adult education class many years ago. Initially, she was nervous and did not consider herself “bendy,” Yoga quickly became her way to cope with stress and to quiet her busy mind. Her flexibility increases with time and continues to be a work in progress. Her yoga path has been filled with bumps and turns, not always consistent, at times waylaid by injuries, but it is a path that she is always happy to continue. Inspired by the benefits of yoga that she saw for herself, her teaching began informally when she started a chair yoga and meditation class for her group home residents.
In Shannon’s classes, whether slow flow, gentle, or moderate, she offers a focus on the fundamentals of connecting movement with breath, quieting the mind, and being present in the moment. Shannon fosters the intentions of loving kindness and being gentle with yourself and others, because not only do you benefit from your time on the mat so does everyone else in your life.
Shannon completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at The Tula Institute of Yoga in 2016. She offers classes at Posabilities in Norway, ME and looks forward to meeting you on the mat soon.
Kathryn Gardner, LMT, RYT
Kathryn is a massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, mom, and musician who is thrilled to facilitate healthy change in the lives of her clients and students through Yoga, meditation, and massage therapy. Kathryn fell in love with yoga asana 20 years ago as a means to quiet the mind for meditation, and has since practiced both gentle and vigorous forms. She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Shala Institute of Yoga in May 2012. She is also an experienced meditator who has been practicing a variety of techniques for over 20 years and has completed her Transformation Meditation certification. As a Yoga and meditation teacher, Kathryn shares a practice that leads students into greater health and well-being and brings them home to their basic goodness. Kathryn is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been offering deeply healing and relaxing massage since 2000.
Rose graduated from the Tula Institute of Yoga and is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
Niki Venter MSW, RYT-200
Niki has always been a high energy and physically active person spending most of her life riding and training horses. In the early 70’s she slipped a disc in her back as a result of a riding injury. She discovered a love and connection to yoga when a close friend invited her to a yoga class. She found that the strength and flexibility she developed practicing yoga helped both her back and her riding. With daily practice, she began to discover a mentally calming benefit as well. As her interest grew her teacher invited her to take a yoga teacher training course. Although her original intent was to learn as much as she could about the practice of yoga, she soon discovered the joy of teaching. Niki feels that Yoga prepares you for all of life mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and she is eager to share this with all who attend her classes.
Niki’s Yoga training and education include:
2006 200 hours registered yoga teacher training Namaste Yoga Studio Richfield, Ohio
2007 Continued training with Todd Norian in Anusara style yoga training level 1 and 2
2008 Yin/Mindfulness training Sarah powers Kripalu
2009 Weekend training with John Friend Anusara yoga.
Ashley Crittenden, RYT-200
Ashley lives in the Boston area and has practiced yoga since 2008. She began her practice at a local studio around the corner from her daughter’s preschool. What started as a convenience quickly became a much-loved practice, and she began reading books, visiting other Boston studios, and continued to learn about yoga. Having struggled with worry and anxiety all of her life, she couldn’t believe the sense of peace and well-being that came from simply spending a little time each day on her mat. She continues to find yoga a spiritual practice as well as a physical one and tries to share that in her classes.
Ashley completed her 200 hour training in Boston with Kathy Keane at the Finding Inner Peace Yoga School in 2012. She did an adolescent yoga training through OmSchooled in 2015, and she is currently studying Energy Medicine Yoga with Lauren Walker. She is very grateful to have found a second yoga-home in Maine at Posabilities!
Ree Russell, RYT-200
After a serious injury in her early 20s that left Ree unable to do almost any physical activity (for what her doctor said would be 6- to 10-years), she decided to try yoga with her doctor’s approval, and she fell in love. After a few years of regular yoga practice, Ree was introduced to meditation (and loved it!) and has had a regular practice for over three years.
Ree and her family moved to central Maine in June 2015, where she quickly discovered Posabilities and loved the studio so much that she decided it was time to teach yoga herself and signed up for the 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training. Ree has been an RYT-200 since May 2016.
Ree is a mom, avid organic gardener, forager, reader, writer, and lover of peace and quiet. She has been practicing yoga for over 16 years.
Christine Trefethen, MOT, OTR/L, RYT-200
Christine has been practicing yoga since the birth of her first child over 17 years ago. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in August 2014 and her 95 hour children’s yoga teacher training in November 2014 at Well Heart Yoga Studio in Falmouth, Maine. She is an occupational therapist at Honeybee Pediatric Therapy in Norway where she works with children ages two through teens with a variety of diagnoses including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, genetic disorders, sensory processing dysfunction, vision deficits, and developmental delays. She has pursued additional training in utilizing yoga as a treatment modality for children with autism and special needs. In addition to practicing yoga and working with children, Christine’s other passions include long distance cycling, cross country skiing, and knitting. Christine lives on an organic farm in western Maine with her husband and their two children.
Kat Larsen, C-IAYT, RYT
Kat is a Graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Teacher training and is certified to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, y4c (yoga for cancer), and LifeForce Yoga (yoga to meet Mood). Kat finds great joy in teaching yoga and witnessing those on the path to balance, wellness, and authentic living. She is a Mentor and Faculty Assistant at the Life Force Healing Institute and recently received her credentials as a certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Kat is a resident of Norway, Maine on North Pond with partner Corey. She holds much gratitude for Maine living, nature, and a wonderful yoga community at Posabilities.
Partners & Collaborators
Transformation. Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Instructor, Master Hypnotherapist.
Susan has been a Reiki Master Teacher since 2001 and in 2012 became an Integrated Energy Therapy (I.E.T.) Master Instructor. Reiki and I.E.T. are very powerful and restorative energy techniques and healing modalities.
Susan is certified by the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy (NATH) as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and completed the Master Hypnotherapy training in March 2015. Transpersonal Hypnotherapy distinguishes its self from other hypnotherapy programs by the upfront acknowledgement of the body, mind and soul all having vital roles in hypnotherapy work.
Susan offers private sessions, teaches all levels of Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy®, and conducts hypnotherapy groups and classes. She is very happy to be offering services in Norway, ME at Posabilities for the yoga community and beyond! To learn more go to: www.inlighttransformation.com. Contact 207.576.3681 for a session or with questions.