Chétana Jessica Torrens
Chétana Jessica Torrens has been teaching and writing about yoga and yoga teaching both in Canada and India for the last decade. She also has an MA in adult education and enjoys finding new ways to share kernels from the Indian wisdom traditions and to explore together how we can apply them to our modern lives in community.
Writer and Yoga/Mindfulness Educator (MA Education; MFA in progress)
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Katherine is a Psychotherapist and Yoga Teacher. She has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver. She is enrolled in an 800 hour yoga therapy certification with Yoga Therapy Toronto in the Viniyoga tradition. She is certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She works as a clinician with the Roberts/Smart Centre – a local mental health treatment centre for teens. She teaches yoga specializing in therapeutics for patients/clients of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre in the Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Unit. Katherine has a small private practice and consultation business “Mind-Body Counselling & Education” through which she works under the clinical supervision of registered Counselling Psychologist Dr. David Paré. She is the founder of Ottawa Yoga Outreach, a non-profit initiative whose mission it is to provide free yoga programs in Ottawa for people who otherwise would not have access. She is involved with and an advocate for community partnerships aimed at overcoming the barriers of access to mental health services as a means of addressing social justice issues that are prominent in our society. Katherine’s areas of expertise and passion lie within the realm of providing wellness education to people who are faced with complex and multi-faceted barriers to their health and causes to their suffering as well as training other health professionals in understanding how to effectively work with such vulnerable populations. For more information: www.ottawayogaoutreach.org, and www.katherinemarr.com