Kate Towell

Kate began practicing yoga in 1998 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school. In 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda. It was natural for the two to merge and since that time both Ayurveda and Yoga have been a daily practice. In 2010 Kate was inspired to become a certified yoga teacher and took two 200hr teacher trainings. The second of which landed her in India. This powerful and transformative journey lead Kate to pursue more formal training in Ayurveda and in 2012 completed her studies at Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Seattle and then founded Infinite You Wellness merging her passion for yoga and Ayurveda. Kate also completed her 500hr teacher training at Twist yoga and is grateful to have studied with many inspiring teachers from a variety of lineages.

Kate’s intention is to inspire students through the practice of yoga and the wisdom of Ayurveda to connect with their own personal power, healing abilities and expansive potential. Kate teaches with a playful spirit and encourages students to find balance among the stillness, joyful exploration and challenge of meeting their edge. Each class is structured as a journey with breath-work and asana focused around a central theme integrating yoga philosophy within the physical practice. Each journey is a creative flow focusing on celebrating the present moment, regardless of what arises, so the practice becomes a deeply powerful and joyful experience.

Links
www.katetowell.com
Instagram @kate_towell
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Towell-Infinite-You-Wellness-llc/112181495558695

More Information

What’s your favorite yoga pose at the moment? 

I really love extended side angle pose. Its a pose I almost always include in my practice because it makes me feel grounded, strong and energetically open and connected. To me this pose honors both my connection to the earth and also my ability to reach out to the heavens.

 

Describe a moment during a yoga practice that rocked your world.

When I was in India studying at the Sattva center we did a practice dedicated to Hanuman. Something in me cracked wide open in that practice. I was able to let go of so much pain I had been carrying. By the end my mat was covered equally is sweat and tears but my heart was so open and light. It was incredible.

 

What’s your favorite place?

Oh wow, there are so many great places in the world. My favorites place away from home are Tanzania and Montana. But there truly is no place like home here in the PNW.

 

What is your favorite color? Why?

Lately I’ve been drawn to deeper shades of purple because it makes me feel joyful.

 

Whom do you admire?

I’m inspired by people who take risks, stand for what they believe in and live from the courage of thier hearts. My husband is one of those people for sure. I admire his steady resolve to be a good human.

 

What traits in others are you attracted to?

Integrity, intelligence, authenticity, light heartedness and kindness. They can’t themselves too seriously 😉

 

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you?

I am grateful every day for the thousand sweet gifts of kindness that fill my days. From my husband, my sister, fellow teachers, students, friends and family. I am so blessed.

 

Favorite book: 

What, just one? Aside from my long list of favorite yoga and Ayurveda books…The Heart of the Sea, Atlas Shrugged, Still Life with Woodpecker and Illusions are a few.

 

Besides yoga, loves….

My husband and our two four-leggeds Luna the dog and Little Bit the rabbit.My family, close friends, reading, snowboarding, hiking, mt. biking, travel, music and hammock time.

 

Favorite thing about Twist Yoga?

I love the Twist community, the space and its energy. Twist is an incredible space with a generous and inspiring owner, beautiful teachers and an incredible community of yogis.

 

Anything else you’d like to add? 

The two most important things to remember on your mat are to breathe and to smile.