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Meet Kathryn McCann of Hang Zen Yogis

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kathryn McCann.

Kathryn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My love for movement started at the age of 6 when I first started studying ballet in New York. I grew up dancing and performing throughout the East coast for various different companies, including The Boston Ballet.

After studying dance in college, I began dancing professionally for Sea World San Diego in their Sea Lion & Otter show and teaching for The California Ballet. I made the transition into the yoga world as a way to rehabilitate my body from the rigorous demands of dancing.

The mind/body benefits of the practice really intrigued me, and as a result, I began studying and teaching yoga over the next decade. Hang Zen Yogis formed in September of 2015, to promote health and wellness in the Corporate World.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The path of entrepreneurship is never a smooth road! It comes with a lot of trials and tribulations. Hang Zen’s biggest challenge is gaining more corporate clients.

Yoga typically appeals to a select type of person who understands the many benefits of health and wellness in the workplace. More and more companies are adopting this philosophy, but it takes a very progressive mindset.

Hang Zen Yogis – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Hang Zen Yogis is a Corporate Yoga & Wellness Company. Our goal is to be a catalyst for positive change amongst Corporate America. We hope to educate, inspire, and transform lives in the workplace through a mind-body experience. Each class is uniquely designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness, and bring greater health and vitality to all. We pride ourselves in partnering with several companies that have been awarded, “San Diego’s Healthiest Companies” as a result of our services.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career thus far has been giving other instructors throughout San Diego the opportunity and platform to teach Corporate Yoga for Hang Zen.

It takes a village, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my amazing staff of instructors that have also been dedicated to expanding my vision of health and wellness in the workplace.

I’m beyond grateful for each and every one of them, and their commitment to this field of work.

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Brad Golden

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1 Comment

  1. Laura Brownwood

    November 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Kathryn is absolutely amazing . . . the pictures in the article tell much of the story . . . so glad she is reaching many in the corporate world.

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