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Kathy Mandarano

Kathy’s yoga journey began in 2006 and prospered in 2010 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her treatment, she found solace and strength through yoga and her spiritual practice. After officially defeating cancer in 2012, Kathy began to think of ways to give back to the cancer community. She joined the Rye, YMCA Livestrong program and completed her first triathlon along with other cancer survivors. Kathy then traveled to Nashville, Tennessee where she was a positive example at the National Women’s Survivor Cancer Convention to survivors as well as those with cancer.
Realizing yoga helped both physically and mentally, Kathy decided to pursue her teacher training program at Yoga Haven and became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Kathy loves the healing effects of yoga as people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities can enjoy yoga and adapt it to suit their individual needs. Kathy then became a Reiki I practitioner at Loving Touch Center and a certified teacher at both Children’s Yoga at Yoga Haven and Cancer for Yoga with Tari Prinster at Kripalu .
Kathy wants to help those affected with cancer and allow yoga to breathe life back into their bodies. As a yoga teacher, Kathy hopes to “rejuvenate the souls of those with cancer, to cleanse their bodies and strengthen their immune systems which will maintain their health.“