Introducing our new yoga teacher, kate!!
I’ve been practicing yoga for almost 20 years, and absolutely love it! I feel like I’ve won the life lottery since becoming a yoga teacher. Being able to bring the benefits of yoga to everyone who comes to my classes makes me feel so genuinely happy. Yoga helps us to keep our mind free of stress, keeps the body healthy and can transform your life.
I have been practicing yoga asana on and (mainly off) to improve strength and flexibility, but a very demanding corporate marketing role prevented me from exploring all aspects of yoga fully. I have since quit the corporate life, and am now exploring my boundaries on the journey of a full time yoga teacher.
I started my spiritual training through various retreats and meditation workshops in Europe, but completed my yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh, the ’home of yoga’ is a place of great spirituality and yogic philosophy, an environment that creates a wonderfully authentic space for any sincere yoga student to learn this sacred knowledge from masters who are grounded in this way of life. I completed a 200Hr yoga teacher training course, then followed this up with a 300Hr training course to deepen my knowledge and teaching prowess. The most important aspect for me was the philosophy behind yoga, and gaining the knowledge to try to live a yogic life. I’m trained in yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and also Reiki.
Why do I teach yoga?
I want to create an environment that helps people to lead a better life and have a better experience connecting to their practice. I love the asana practice, the connection to people, the compassion, the awareness that yoga can, and does, bring me and others every day.
My life has changed unbelievably for the better, by yoga. It’s awesome!!
Yoga can change lives. It can make you both emotionally and physically healthier, stronger, and more balanced. It can motivate people to make better choices in their lives. Yoga can light the way for society to be more compassionate; more serving; more concerned and more human. Yoga is not just exercise, it's a way of life.
I teach vinyasa flow, haha and yin. All these classes focus on balancing time spent in the water paddling and surfing. Morning vinyasa classes are designed to build strength, and are individually tailored depending on the student. In the evenings we stretch out in hatha or yin to ease aching shoulders and encourage openness in the hips (plus may other classes designed based on the students wishes). All classes finish with a beautiful savasana to restore and calm.