Kathleen DiNatale

Guiding students with clear and articulate instructions, anatomical insights and skillful sequencing, Kathleen shares the benefits of her long-time yoga practice with humor and grace. Her classes blend poetry and wisdom teachings with her understanding of the power of yoga asana to transform. She has taught yoga in Galveston since 1998, moving to the island from Santa Fe, NM to teach at  Island Yoga. Kathleen opened The Yoga Haven in 2005. She is experienced in several styles of yoga  with practice & study in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, PreNatal Yoga and Yin Yoga. She holds teaching certifications from The Yoga Institute, Prajna Yoga and Insight Yoga. Kathleen continues to study with Tias & Surya Little of Prajna Yoga and Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga. She practices and teaches mindfulness based meditation in the Vipassana tradition. Since 2011, Kathleen has also operated the Oasis Juice Bar & Market with partners Dennis McFadden and Steve Hermecke, bringing healthy & conscious food options to downtown Galveston. 

Kathleen DiNatale instructs the following:
  • Yin Yoga
  • A compliment to dynamic yoga practices, an antidote to a fast-paced lifestyle, a meditative and reflective practice, offering deep stretch & release. Primarily floor work, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues. Postures are held, muscles are invited to yield and space is opened in the joints, allowing energy to flow. Focused and reflective, this practice encourages a healthy, supple body and a cool, peaceful mind. * prenatal friendly

  • Yin & Yang Yoga
  • Find a skillful balance between dynamic (yang) and reflective (yin). Explore the interplay of these complementary energies with both vinyasa and long-held postures. Cultivating awareness of breath as a guide to both mindful action and meditative stillness, natural vitality is revealed. Mixed-level to intermediate practice.

  • Gentle Yoga
  • A practice designed for beginners, older students or those wanting a slower pace. Class includes both dynamic and static postures sequenced to develop strength, balance and flexibility. Meditation and breathing techniques are introduced to support the release of physical and mental tension. This class is suitable for prenatal practice.

  • Yoga 101
  • Foundations of hatha yoga for students new to yoga or returning to practice. Fine tune basic skills that will deepen your understanding and enjoyment of the practice of yoga. 
    Class sequences build on weekly focus: 1st week of month:
    Standing poses; 2nd week: forward bends; 3rd week: back bending; 4th week: hip opening and twists. Modifications and variations suggested as needed.

  • Sunrise Yoga on the Beach
  • Start your day with yoga on the beach! Breathe in the fresh salt air, listen to the waves, feel the wind on your skin!  Enjoy a yoga practice designed for all-levels. Our beach yoga classes are in partnership with our friends at SUP Gulf Coast Tx. The class is held at 29th St. Beach. Your Yoga Haven pass can be used for yoga on the beach class. Bring a mat or towel. Pre-register online or show up & say you have a YH pass. Stay after yoga and enjoy Sunrise SUP for $10. For more info on SUP visit. www.supgulfcoasttx.com.