meditative yoga / pathless yoga / body and breath sensing / kashmir yoga

Call it what you will.

It is a nondual approach to yoga offering quiet, gentle, non-volitional movement as a gateway to our inherent spaciousness.

Through guided movement, sensing body and breath, we inquire into the true experience of the body, free of concepts or images, softly tuning it to recognize its vibration with the deep current of life.

Listening is at the heart of the practice.

Nothing to improve. Nothing to change. Nothing to accomplish. No experience, skill, discipline or flexibility is required; simply an attitude of playful curiosity.
yoga nidra
(also offered in individual format)

Resting in stillness, we listen deeply for what most wants to be seen, felt and heard. Meeting ourselves just as we are, tensions, emotions and concepts that are no longer useful may be released, revealing our natural state of transparency.


yoga nidra 

A simple, body-centered meditative technique practiced while resting comfortably. Literally “sleep of the yogi”, it is an ancient Tantric Yoga practice of deep relaxation and guided meditative inquiry that releases negative thought patterns, calms the nervous system and helps one to develop the capacity to be with whatever life presents. It is also an experience of inquiry designed to facilitate recognition of one’s essential nature.

fall 2020 class schedule

7:30 – 8:30  pmyoga nidra
not presently offeredmeditative yoga
10 – 11 amyoga nidra
not presently offeredmeditative yoga
8 – 8:45 am*open sitting

Fall Session
$105/7 weeks   – 1 class per week
$20/class  – drop-in
*open sitting   – no charge

Classes are offered via Zoom with limited space available at the yoga studio.

Classes begin with a 15-minute discussion. The topics  brought forward are then interwoven into the practice. Classes end with 30 minutes of optional community time.

TuesdaysMay 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25
Meditative Yoga6:30 – 7:30 PM
Yoga Nidra7:45 – 8:45 PM
WednesdayMay 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25
Meditative Yoga6:30 – 7:30 PM
Yoga Nidra7:45 – 8:45 PM

upcoming events

deconstructing iRest webinar

The date has passed. Thanks to everyone who attended!
The video is available for purchase. To learn more or to buy it, click the “more information” button.
A fun, informative, and interactive community hour. Using the 10-Step iRest Yoga Nidra Protocol as a framework, Kathleen analyzes the structure, pace, components, and language of one of her iRest practices, discussing the rationale for each of the various elements included and, in particular, offering a methodology for investigating a series of beliefs during an iRest group practice.

living the pratyabhijñahrdayam : a virtual study group

Meets online Thursdays 2-4PM EDT, every other week for 14 weeks. Begins June 4. FULL. Please email to be added to the waiting list.
cost: $ 325 If you cannot afford the rate, please contact Kathleen at
"Both personal and non-personal, both immanent and transcendent, both universal and particular, The Heart of Being is none other than Our Own. And it is this identity that the Pratyabhijñahrdayam invites us to recognize as we move toward living the text." - Joan Ruvinsky, The Recognition of Our Own Heart," p. 15-16

silent, residential mini-retreat

POSTPONED. This retreat will be rescheduled when… well, who knows when?
Intimate silence for almost 48 hours to unplug, practice and just be.

nurturing the sacred feminine: 3-day retreat for women

Co-led with Naki (Kim) James. Details forthcoming!

private sessions

Individual sessions are tailored to meet your interests and may include Yoga Nidra in dyad form, Meditative Yoga, or a combination of both.

yoga nidra dyad

Similar to the group practice of yoga nidra, but without the linear structure necessitated by practicing with others, we simply meet as two humans, being together, in open listening, allowing space for whatever is seeking to emerge.

We begin our work with the basic assumption of our inherent wholeness,
not trying to fix or change anything. Without agenda, we explore body sensations, emotions and beliefs, listening deeply to what most wants to be seen and heard, meeting ourselves just as we are – whether stuck, resistant, curious, anxious or depressed. In true welcoming, whatever arises resolves itself and the next step becomes perfectly clear.

By appointment. Call Kathleen at 514-885-6841 or email.

kathleen knipp


Profoundly influenced by the non-dual teachings of Jean Klein as offered through Joan Ruvinsky and Éric Baret, Kathleen Knipp shares her love of Pathless Yoga body and breath sensing, the texts of Kashmir Shaivism and iRest® Yoga Nidra in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada and in the US. Having assisted in the development of the iRest® Yoga Nidra teacher training curriculum under the direction of Richard Miller, PhD, she acts as a supervisor for its certification candidates and maintains a private practice offering dyadic yoga nidra.

A former resident of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, an E-RYT500 yoga teacher and co-founder and former director of Global Yoga Journeys, Kathleen has been fully absorbed in the study and practice of yoga for more than 20 years. She pursues her bliss by chanting, hiking and back-packing, preferring wandering in the woods and exploring the meditations from the Vijñâna Bhairava over most sorts of formal practice.