Kathy Vandenburg, founder of De-Stress U,   is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor, aqua and land fitness instructor, as well as, a personal trainer. She  earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Education (Counselor Preparation Program). She received her aqua and land fitness certification through WaterArt and her mindfulness and meditation certifications through the McLean Meditation Institute. Kathy teaches the best of what she has learned, studied, practiced, and taught over the years. 

After 16+ years as a career counselor and personal branding strategist, Kathy sought a different path to helping others in dealing with stress and its effects on the mind and body. Teaching others about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness is her love. Realizing the importance of the mind body connection for health and wellness, she then added the physical fitness component to her training. She wants to share what she has learned with others. This is based upon the work she has done personally, as well as, worked with students for a very long time. She takes ancient wisdom that has been around for 2600 years and teaches them in a way that is simple and in a secular way. 

Since an early age, she was always passionate about helping others. Now she is dedicated to helping others to 

​manage stress through mental and physical fitness. She combines her qualifications, knowledge, and experience to help others discover a state of wellness and joy. She shares the tools and techniques that she has learned, practiced, taught as well as have seen others experience from her teachings. To teach others how to integrate these techniques into their personal and work lives for self-care and overall well-being. ​​


Client Testimonials

Kathy Vandenburg, MA


I used to get backaches from riding my horse. Discovering Zen Day Spa changed my life! Their trained specialists helped relieve my pinched nerves, and they taught me how to avoid back problems in the future.

Rufus T. Jenkins

Prior to my first visit, I couldn’t even move my neck from side to side. Now I can move my neck in all motions and even participate in activities that I love--like salsa dancing! 

Sasha Owens