Kathleen Wright is the founder and director of the Garden of Yoga, and cofounder of Yoga Circle and Wild Onion Yoga in Chicago, IL. She began her study of Yoga in 1974, and has taught since 1976. Kathleen commenced her studies under the direct guidance of Swami Veda Bharati of the Himalyan Tradition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Movement Education from the University of Minnesota, and is a 1983 graduate of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco’s two-year state yoga teacher certification program.
Kathleen has studied in India with the Iyengar family, including B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar on five different occasions. She also helped host the Iyengars on visits to the U.S., and participated in many Iyengar Yoga national conventions.
Kathleen is a nationally certified Iyengar Yoga instructor at the Junior Intermediate level, and an experienced, registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. She is also a Certified Ayurvedic Educator. Her Yoga teachers in the U.S.are Ramanand Patel, Janet MacLeod, and Lois Steinberg. Kathleen serves as a mentor and teacher to many of the Chicago area’s top yoga teachers.