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December 29, 2014 ... Hartford Courant

Free class for cancer patients

Those fighting through cancer treatments will have a new opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation starting in January. West Hartford Yoga is set to host a free monthly class, Yoga for People Undergoing Cancer Treatment. The first class is scheduled for January 15 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., and subsequent classes will be held one Thursday a month.​ Read more >>


October 6, 2014 ... Hartford Courant

Cocktails off the Mat to benefit WHY Outreach

At 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 8, WHY Outreach, Inc. will host Cocktails off the Mat, a fundraising event to help bring yoga to underserved communities. The evening will take place at West hartford Yoga and will feature a silent auction, delicious appetizers from local chefs, complimentary beverages, and music by clasical guitarist, Daniel Salazar, Jr.​ Read more >>

Our Teachers


Rachel Allen


Rachel began practicing yoga shortly after moving to Connecticut. She immediately fell in love with the practice and was amazed at the benefits she received physically, mentally and spiritually. Rachel decided to peruse 200-hour RYT training at West Hartford Yoga in 2015 in order to deepen her practice and bring the power of yoga to all ages and demographics. With a strong focus on breath and the mind-body connection, Rachel’s classes encourage her students to discover their edges physically, while staying calm and centered within the mind. In addition to her yoga experience, Rachel has an even longer established practice of meditation and mindfulness. She aims to help her students to discover the power of mindfulness both on and off the mat.

Kathryn Bratslavsky


Kathryn instructs WHY Community Yoga every other Sunday. She’s been instructing yoga since 2016, when she completed WHY’s 200 hour teacher training.


Kathryn’s classes are both supportive and invigorating. Her sequences are crafted to be accessible to all. Her intention is to guide and assist students, and together support WHY Outreach.


Kathryn’s first exposure to yoga came during her childhood as part of her rhythmic gymnastics training. Years later while living abroad, she returned to yoga to discover more than just the physical benefits. Throughout the years, she’s witnessed yoga help her, individuals and communities overcome adversities and thrive. She wholeheartedly believes that everyone should have access to the profound physical, mental and spiritual benefits that result from a yoga practice.

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