Awakening The Heart Part #6 By: Kat of JYL



Happy Hanukkah and soon to be a Merry Christmas! As we continue in our series on Awakening the Heart Yoga book review/learning session I want to invite you if you have never learned about yoga to start your New Year off with us by joining and following our blog.

I have been a NESTA Sport Yoga Instructor for ten years and I have been a student of yoga for 19 years this winter. It was a health situation at 27 years old that first started me on the path to exercise and it was intervention that led me to find yoga in my Pennsylvania Chalet on a freezing cold winters day back in 1997.

Fast forward almost 2 decades and I find myself an even more dedicated student and now a teacher of this beautiful world of yoga. I credit Yoga to helping me to be stronger with my rheumatoid arthritis and to cope with issues relating to my blood disease.

It is with passion that I study the philosophy of yogic and also different religious customs and beliefs. I believe that we should not become fixated to one way of thinking as to do so makes us lose out on all the glorious possibilities of life.

Awakening the Heart is a book I have found last summer at a thrift store and the whole series of books that I found that day were treasures. In each book someone else had written in and related to with the same passion for learning and understanding about human nature and how to live life.

In our house we celebrate Chrismukkah as my spouse is Jewish and I celebrate Christianity’s Christmas as born a Catholic and later converted to a Baptist and now I guess you can say I am non-denominational as an ordained minister and notary. I will be wrapping up this year by performing a wedding on New Year’s eve, how lucky am I to marry  that beautiful couple and for them to pick that night!

I asked Santa for a yoga swing to start using for aerial yoga practice and boy did Santa deliver and early too. I thought it would be neat to share some exercise classes in 2016  with you so you can see if it is something you might like to try at home.


Santa went to extra trouble and found me a strong swing and put it together for me out by our pool so I can do my yoga outside in the sunshine. One of the many perks of Floridian life.

Although I have been out of the woods many years and away from the cold weather that I once found myself cursing at I can still remember that day when I first found a yoga class on my television in the Chalet that forever changed who I would become.

Make 2016 your destiny year to add more time for study,exercise and reflection it is the best gift you can receive and share and it was given to us by the ancient more wise then we could even begin to understand.

Enjoy the video on part #6 of the book. This year as I light the candles (yes I found out after it is right to left we had it wrong still learning) and I celebrate all the holidays I remember to take time for reflection and to give thanks to above. I wish you all the best in your holiday festive time and hope you do take time to reflect on your own life and for the new comers or those on the fence about change just listen and then ask yourself how you would benefit from opening up to this great journey in learning as I have.

The answers are all inside of you,


Watch video here:

Awakening The Heart Video Part 6


About Kat Wendorf

Kathleen Wendorf is a certified NESTA sports yoga instructor located in Central Florida. Kathleen has studied Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin and Kundalini yoga as well as others. Kathleen is also a writer who has been featured on The Morning Show. She invites you to bookmark and follow her blog to learn inspirational yoga. You can also visit Amazon to find other books on yoga and travel savings as well as her children's books and fictional novels. Kathleen has a mission to share as much as she can with her yoga friends. Please feel free to reach out to her at any time for any comments or questions.

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