Where are they now: Katrina Mailloux

katrina-closeupKatrina Mailloux is a wife, mother of two, and a former practicing lawyer.  She is a graduate of Marshall University and Vanderbilt Law School, and holds a master’s degree in business.

Katrina has always been a wellness enthusiast, so in 2007 she left her career and obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from the Breathing Space in Blacksburg, VA. She began pursuing her 300-hour certificate in 2012 at Yoga on High, and her passion for yoga led her from teaching out of her home to opening Brown Dog Yoga in January, 2013.  While Brown Dog Yoga offers a variety of hatha, vinyasa and restorative classes, Katrina’s focus is inspiring individuals through creative movement and intention, and offering contemplative space in which her students can grow.

Brown Dog Yoga offered its first 200-hour teacher training in January of 2015, and is partnering with Yoga on High in Columbus, Ohio, to bring Huntington’s first 300-hour yoga teacher training to the community.

“Because my experience at YOHI was so powerful, upon finishing my 300-hour training, I immediately registered for the program to obtain a certificate in Yoga Therapy,” says Mailloux.  “The diversity and depth of teachings at YOHI inspired me to seek more, and consequently I decided that I needed to do my best to share these experiences with the growing yoga community in Huntington. The teachers and staff at YOHI are dynamic, empowering, and fully committed to sharing the gift of yoga, and I could not be more proud to collaborate with them for this phase of continuing education for our community.”

Because yoga has helped Katrina navigate through painful and difficult situations and emotions, she completed her 300-hour practicum on how the practice of yoga helped ease her suffering. Inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, she continues to weave into her classes the theme of overcoming difficulty and suffering through a deeper understanding of oneself.  Consequently, she strives to help her students find ways in which they can pull their yoga off the mat, into their lives, and out into the world.