Meet the Owner

Katherine Dobson

Katherine Dobson, OwnerKatherine is the founder and manager of The River Studio in Mancos, Colorado. Originally from New England, she moved to Colorado in 1992. She attended Colorado College and then earned a masters degree in Environmental Leadership at The Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.  Following school, she and her best friend moved to South America for several years where they worked as backpack guides and owned a cafe and coffee shop in the Peruvian Andes. Along with her deep love of nature and working outside with people, Katherine also loves working with people in their internal world ~ their bodies. She had a therapeutic massage practice in Durango for 15 years, incorporating deep tissue therapy and thai massage. 

Now a realtor, specializing in SW Colorado, Katherine is following her other passion of land, homes and creating beautiful spaces! To contact Katherine about buying or selling a home, please visit her website at

Katherine loves living in Mancos, off the grid, with her husband and big furry dog. She has dreamed of having a place where the community can come together around movement, wellness and yoga.  She invites you to stop in to the studio, say hello, try a class and find the joy of movement! Cheers ~

 in Mancos, CO