Kathie M Black PhD (CYA-E-RYT GOLD Member)

  • Location: Qualicum Beach, British Columbia Canada
  • Website: heattoheal.com
  • E-mail: kblack@shaw.ca
  • Service Offered: Teachers Training, CYA-RYS500
  • Certified: Source Of Yoga, Karen Claffey
  • Years of Practice: 20+
  • Teaching Experience: 25+
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Caroline Klebl Krisanna Jeffries Safah Roberts Karen Heaven Claffey Jnani Chapman Neil Pearson Stephane Bensoussan
  • Date Joined: January 18, 2011
  • CYA Insurance: No

About Me

Dr. Black holds a BSc in Biology/Geology, ED in Secondary Education, and minor in Dance; an MA in Technology; and, a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Multi-cultural Teacher Education with an emphasis in Science Education/Physics. She worked extensively with adult students, adolescents, and children for over 25 years in sports, classrooms, and university settings. She served as a university professor for over 17 years teaching thousands of students, working closely with graduate students, researching, writing, presenting, and publishing her works focusing on learning and teaching as well as specific needs for all students. Dr. Black is a current BCCT lifetime licensed teacher as well as an active scientific researcher. Throughout her many years as a university professor and science teacher, Dr. Black taught all levels of anatomy & physiology as well as specializing in teaching teachers how to teach, mentoring students in classroom settings, and presenting her work worldwide. Dr. Black is an active sports enthusiast participating over the years in downhill skiing, snowboarding, biking, gymnastics, tennis, kayaking, backpacking, hiking; with her most recent sporting adventures being in golf and curling.
Dr. Black turned to an intensive and active personal yoga and meditation practice to manage chronic illnesses. Her yoga practice has been wide and varied over the past 20 years with her personal focus on Ashtanga and Anusara Based Hatha methods. Dr. Black obtained her 200 Hour Level Certification in the Ashtanga Hatha Yoga System from Caroline Klebl, E-RYT at Source of Yoga and her 500 Hour Level Certification in Yoga Therapy from Karen Heaven Claffey, Certified Anusara Instructor and E-RYT. Dr. Black is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Canadian Reiki Association. She is the author of three books, numerous academic research papers and conference presentations and is a co-owner in Blackstone Saunas, primary owner of Ravenrock Publishing, Inc., and owner/director/therapist of Heat to Heal™ Therapy and Heat to Heal™ Sanctuary. Heat to Heal™ and Blackstone Saunas are registered businesses with the Canadian Yoga Alliance since 2011. Heat to Heal offers Yoga Teacher Trainings at the 200, 500, and Continuing Education Levels.

Dr. Black is a Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500+), Holistic Healing Therapist, and Reiki Master with a solid knowledge of science, the human body, and human spirit. Dr. Black’s educational philosophies reach to each student’s personal needs with the main focus on helping the student move toward effective healing of mind/body/spirit and sharing their inspiration and lifestyle skills with others.

About My Service

Ashtanga Hatha Yoga
Principles of Alignment & Joy of Anusara Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Yoga and Infrared Healing
Research on Benefits of Infrared
Yoga as Wellness
Lifestyle Management Courses
Yoga Teacher Training 200, 500, and continuing
Teacher Education Specialties
Wellness Specialties

Continued Education