About Kathy Paez
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About Kathy Paez

Kathy Paez yoga

Hello, I’m Kathy Páez, perhaps you’ve come across my illustrated book on Yin Yoga or recognize me as an assistant to the founder of Functional Yin Yoga, Paul Grilley. Within the realm of Yin Yang Yoga and heart-centered practices, I offer teachings through a functional lens.

With two decades of experience in teaching Yoga, both online and in-person, in both Spanish and English internationally, my focus for the past 10 years has centered on empowering teachers to guide others on their Yoga journey. This endeavor is my greatest passion, as it’s where the transformative magic of Yoga unfolds.

During the initial decade of my teaching journey, I led Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes throughout the vibrant city of Barcelona, a place I called home, despite being far from my birthplace in Costa Rica.

For me, Yoga is a practice that extends beyond the mat, requiring attention to intention in both stillness and movement. Rooted in the āsana practice, I embrace the functional approach and expertise in skeletal variation, teachings imparted by my primary Yin Yoga mentors, Paul and Suzee Grilley. Branching up towards beyond āsana, I nurture my inner world through chanting, breathwork/pranayama, mudra, self-inquiry, and chakra meditation.

Numerous transformative trainings have shaped my ongoing journey back to my heart, with key influences from remarkable teachers such as Paul & Suzee Grilley, Baba Hari Dass, Ginger Hooven (Mount Madonna Center), Bernie Clark, Sarah Powers, and Shiva Rae. One of the most meaningful aspects of my studies related to Yoga is Sanskrit, a privilege to explore at the University of Barcelona with Dra. María Elena Sierra and through Sanskrit Studies online.

Since 2012, I’ve been dedicated to shaping the next generation of Yoga teachers. My journey began as a lead instructor at Zentro Urban Yoga, and over the years, I’ve been privileged to collaborate on teaching yoga anatomy for esteemed institutions such as Mount Madonna Center, Grow Yoga Barcelona, and Yoga Studio Barcelona.

Presently, I am the founder and lead instructor at the 2Y Functional Yoga School, where I curate and lead modular 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Trainings. This endeavor reflects my passion for delivering comprehensive and transformative yoga education, empowering aspiring teachers with a foundation that goes beyond the ordinary.

I extend an invitation to you to join 2Y Functional Yoga School’s yearly memberships, comprehensive modular Yoga teacher trainings, and enriching workshops. These offerings illuminate the path to holistic proficiency, guiding you towards a deeper connection with yourself.

For additional insights into my certifications, studies, and work experience, find my CV here.

Yin & love, Kathy