Kevin Kortan | RYT-500
Kevin Kortan is the originator of Evolutionary Yoga™, an integrative and innovative approach that unites Yoga, Somatics, and Embodied Education. He is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher, Movement Therapist and Educator, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Experiential Anatomy Teacher, and Dance Teacher. Evolutionary Yoga™ is taught in the spirit of the T. Krishnamacharya & T.K.V. Desikachar lineage. Kevin is a graduate of the American Viniyoga Institute, led by Gary Kraftsow, and completed the Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching & Yoga Therapy, 500 hours. Evolutionary Yoga™ is particularly influenced by the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. Kevin graduated from the 2002 Manhattan Feldenkrais Professional Training Program and worked as a practitioner for over a decade. Kevin has trained to teach Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller. He also studied the in-depth courses Embodied Anatomy & Yoga, as well as Embodied Developmental Movement & Yoga offered by The School for Body-Mind Centering®.
During his career as a professional dancer, Kevin danced with several companies and toured internationally with the world-renowned Trisha Brown Dance Company. His teaching has brought him around the world to Europe, Asia, and across the United States. He has taught at many leading yoga studios, health clubs, dance festivals, and colleges. He is currently teaching in the 230 & 500 hour Yoga Study Teacher Training Program™ at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Praised as a “master of translation” and “an excellent teacher who makes his classes challenging for the experienced, yet understandable for the beginner”, he enjoys working with people from all walks of life. Much of Kevin’s teaching is done one-on-one in private sessions in the time- honored tradition of adapting yoga for the individual. He has Yoga Therapy & Teaching practices in New York City and Minneapolis.
Kevin would like to extend deep gratitude to his teacher Dolphi Wertenbaker M.D. with whom he studies privately. Dolphi is a master teacher who studied directly with TKV Desikachar beginning in the 1970’s. Dolphi’s mentoring is a guiding light for Kevin. Kevin is currently continuing and deepening his knowledge of Yoga Therapy in a 3-year Yoga Therapy Training, YATNA – Yoga As Therapy North America – based in traditional yoga therapy (yoga cikitsa) in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. The main faculty of this Yoga Therapy Training are Dolphi Wertenbaker, M.D., Chase Bossart, M.A., and Amy Wheeler, Ph.D.
Read more about Kevin at www.evolutionaryyoga.com.