After completing a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a year of a PhD program for Business Psychology and a number of years in corporate America, Katie accidentally discovered yoga in 2014 while searching for something to do outside of her corporate job.
As soon as she realized yoga could help her find peace and balance outside of her day job, she was hooked. She immediately committed to her practice and enrolled in teacher training only a few short months after beginning her yoga journey. Katie completed her 200-hour teacher training in November 2016. In October of 2017 she started working towards her RYT500 Therapeutic Specialist through Yoga Medicine. As of April 2019 she has completed modules focused on:
• Restorative yoga and the nervous system (60 hours)
• Yin and meditation (60 hours)
• Shoulder anatomy, dysfunction and application (60 hours)
• Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine (5 hours)
She also holds certifications in Thai Yoga Massage and RAD Yoga (self myofascial release).
Shaped by her background and training, Katie’s teaching and practice are a blend of slower, focused movements that encourage slowing down and finding balance in the mind and body, on and off the mat. Her goal is to help her students live happier, healthier, and fuller lives through the use of movement, meditation, and breathwork.
Sweet Summer Surrender – Yin Yoga and Meditation for Settling Into Stillness
The first 75 minutes of this class will be spent moving through longer held yin poses that will target the connective tissues and bring the body back to balance from yang styles of movement and the summer heat. We will focus on positioning the body in ways that will help us relax into stillness all while connecting with the breath, learning to listen to ourselves, and practicing mindful awareness. The last 15 minutes will be spent in a meditation that will round out the practice and leave you feeling refreshed, renewed, and restored.
SUP Yoga – Exploring the Connection
Practicing yoga on a paddleboard is much different than practicing on “land”. SUP Yoga challenges your balance and helps you to realize just how important it is to slow down, be mindful, and focus. If you’re new or just starting a SUP Yoga practice, this class is perfect for you. In this practice you will still find challenge and strength, but we’ll find it through lower and longer held postures. Moving slowly and mindfully will help you to connect – to yourself, the feeling of being on a board, and to the nature around you.