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About Me

“We see yoga as an immensely powerful tool for change, because it has transformed the lives of each and everyone of the members of our Yoga 4 Change team.”

Kathryn Thomas, E-RYT, is a medically retired and subsequently medically separated Naval Helicopter Pilot who founded and serves as the Executive Director of Yoga 4 Change (Y4C), as well as the Director of Operations for the Yoga Service Council (YSC). In her role as founder/ED for Y4C, she leads a team of 11 yoga teachers who in 2016 served 20,987 different individuals in the Jacksonville Community. The Y4C program specifically targets veterans, incarcerated individuals, vulnerable youth and those suffering from substance abuse with their trauma informed yoga program. As the Director of Operations for the YSC, Kathryn has led a successful membership drive, coordinated 2 Best Practice Symposiums and assisted on 2 Conferences. Besides for her work with Y4C and YSC she sits on the Hawai’I Yoga Prison Project Board of Directors, and enjoys family time with her husband, daughter and their 2 Labrador Retrievers.