Kate grew up in North Carolina but came to New York to pursue a Master’s degree from NYU. She was first drawn to yoga during a time when she was living very much in her head and not grounded in her body. Yoga gave her an opportunity to feel what living in your body truly means. It also allowed her to trust herself on a deeper level because of more difficult poses like inversions and arm balances. She is thrilled to share her passion and love of movement with her clients.
In her free time, aside from practicing yoga, she loves to box, ski, and read.
200 Hour Yogamaya Vinyasa Hatha Yoga
75 Hour (part of 300 hour advanced training) Yogamaya – prenatal, chairs, props, therapeutics
Certified Personal Trainer
Studio classroom yoga,Prenatal, Restorative, Props
In college and graduate school I was headed towards a career path related to the Middle East and nonprofit work. Halfway through my graduate program I realized that maybe my love of yoga outweighed my passion for nonprofit work in the Middle East. After a few years of trying to find a job in the nonprofit world I decided to take a completely different career path and embark on my yoga teacher training journey not knowing what lay ahead of me. Within a year of teaching I was teaching 14 classes a week, and it’s still growing. I took a chance and succeeded and feel extremely proud of what I accomplished.
We can live so much of our life in our heads without experiencing what is in our bodies. What drew me to yoga was this discovery that I was trapped in my head and not living in my body. Yoga gave me the opportunity to exist within my body, which was a new feeling to me. I think this is important for myself and when I teach I want my students to leave feeling more grounded and with a deeper trust in their bodies.
If I could go anywhere in the world I would go back to Amsterdam. I studied abroad there my junior year of college and I loved biking over the canals at night. There was a tiny cheese shop down the street from me and my favorite thing to do was go in and try all the unique cheese like pesto cheese and sun dried tomato cheese. There are beautiful parks to bike through and have a picnic in right by the area of the city with museums. The Rijks museum was mostly closed for renovations when I was there so I’d love to go back and see the rest of the collection. I also spent hours in the Van Gogh museum and probably could have spent more time there as well. I never got a chance to go to the large tulip fields and would love to return to see those. My boyfriend was an art major and is an artist who loves Van Gogh so I would go with him and share these things about Amsterdam that I love.