About Kathy Yvanovich
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For over 30 years I have enjoyed helping people realise their many blessings, and promoted their fitness, health, wellbeing, relationship and lifestyle dreams. A big Thank You to all my teachers and everyone that I've learnt from!
After decades working in London, several years on the Wirral (near Liverpool) and occasionally in France, I'm so happy to still be practicing this wonderful, satisfying work. I love getting to know people and seeing them thrive!
I was born in the Philippines and grew up in Weybridge, Surrey. In my '20s after some secretarial work at BBC London I became a jazz dance teacher and worked for TV's "Strictly Come Dancing" judge Bruno Tonioli as his teaching assistant at the old Dance Centre, Covent Garden, in the 1980s. I taught private dance/performance classes to many singers including Paul Young, Mandy Smith, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Robbie Nevil; choreographed fashion shows such as for Alan International, Cobella, Clairol; and performed in shows and music videos.
Life can be easy or hard and challenges make us shrink or grow...
My first marriage ended due to domestic violence; after eventually living in a Women's Aid refuge with my two young children, we moved to the Wirral, a quiet seaside haven near Liverpool. I taught exercise and dance classes and trained as an actress, obtaining LLAM Hons, trained in kickboxing, and married a gentle guitarist. I taught Drama for kids, vastly increasing their confidence which is very satisfying. At this point I still hadn't become attuned to Reiki so I put a lot of my angst into creative pursuits! Until I learnt to self-heal...
Returning to London, I worked as a Personal Trainer and actress; and as a children's drama leader I ran Partyplay Unique Children's Drama Parties, my own business, for many years. I also qualified as an NLP Practitioner and Psych-K(r) Practitioner, after learning about the powers of the mind and the subconscious. I took my two daughters to a fire-walking weekend (NLP) so that they will always remember their own inner powers, having walked over red-hot coals for 25 feet. Awesome stuff.
I first experienced "healing hands" in my late 30s at a time when I was a lonely, stressed, struggling single mother on one income, recovering from a second failed marriage. A friend suggested I try some healers at the local library - I didn't know what it was but it was the most wonderful 10-miniute high I'd ever experienced in my life! That feeling continued for hours and of course the memory stays on forever. Immediately I decided, "I want to know how to do that for other people!". So here I am now, sharing what Reiki can do for you. I found a Reiki Level I course in 2001 and became a Reiki Master Teacher in 2016.
Loving dance and missing teaching it for several years, some years ago I qualified as a Zumba Gold dance fitness instructor, and nowadays I still enjoy teaching fun dance fitness classes.
In February 2020, I completed a 200 hours Yoga Instructor course, furthering my movement knowledge and holistic ability to help you find a more comfortable, supple and strong physical body, healthy emotional and mental mindset and increased spirituality. After all, we have a subtle energy body as well as a physical body which I believe is a temple for the soul.
My passion remains in helping people be well, happy and fit, in mind body and soul, using only natural techniques and practices.
I am blessed and proud of my two wonderful daughters, three wonderful grandsons, and am eternally grateful to my wonderful partner.
Our natural state is Love, Joy and Peace, yet our minds sometimes affect our emotions which in turn create pain and disease in our bodies. With so many lessons from many teachers as well as life experiences, this led me to follow this self-healing regenerative route; now my work is to promote Love, Joy and Peace within, despite what's happening in our heads, bodies or the outside environment.
When something is difficult or when I feel blue, I remember to breathe deeply, connect with Source and just Be in the moment, and have gratitude for all my blessings including my fantastic, lovely customers.
Breathe, Be in the moment, Accept, Smile. Doesn't always work straight away but, after a while, that inner light shines, that inner smile smiles and I remember: life is good.
namaste. Wishing you love and light always,
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