Photo of kathleen sitting on a rock

Kathleen Conklin
Master Teacher – Pilates, Stretch technique
Creator – Flexagility™  and Refine Your Spine™
Founder – Body Conscious LLC
Teaching breathing, spine alignment, functional movement and stretch and strength techniques.

Author – Wee Small Stretch Book and Breathe. Stretch. Move. DVD to accompany the book.  Photographed and filmed in Baja, wild coast of Pacific.


I want to work with you. I don’t want to limit you with training. Where it is external, quantitive, competitive, tiring and depleting, I think ‘exercise’ is a diversion and misses the point. I have intense appreciation for the potential and the process of healing, and a deep compassion dealing with physical and mental issues.  I don’t want to ‘exercise’ you; I want to help you do your own healing.

My purpose is to educate you about your own inherently adequate design and your vast capacity to move well. In your body made conscious by intelligent movement and profound breathing, you find energy and a fiercely protective immune system. You reduce pain, injury and discomfort. Ultimately, you improve life options and enjoyment.

Bring me your broken bones, your new hips, old knees, and tired spirit, and let’s figure out how to breathe free and be free of pain.

20 years of teaching fulltime began with pilates education from The Pilates Studio of the Midwest, The Pilates Center, Michael Miller Pilates and continued with Mary Bowen, Madeline Black, Michele Larsson, Virginia Nicholas.  Her teaching is enhanced with techniques from Feldenkreis Method, Alexander Technique, Eric Franklin Method, NVI, and profound experience with Anatomy in Clay and Dissection Anatomy with the UW, Madison.