Kate

Kate is a dedicated student of yoga, Ayurveda and life. As a yoga teacher, she strives to create thoughtful classes where her students can release stress, feel empowered and find more joy and ease.

Kate began practicing yoga over two decades ago and has been teaching since 2010. She is a 500hr E-RYT and certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. Her vinyasa classes are energetic, challenging, playful and filled with humor and heart. Expect to sweat, discover and to smile as you move your attention inwards.

Kate’s teaching style is fueled not only by her passion for yoga but also by her love for Ayurveda, nature and holistic healing. While Kate’s vinyasa classes are rooted in strength, creativity and playfulness, her yin practices are deeply meditative and are an invitation to unwind from the stressors and of daily life. Both her yin and flow classes are informed by Ayurveda and aligned to current seasonal and life energetic cycles.

When she is not on her mat, you can find her exploring nature, reading up on Ayurveda and yoga philosophy, dreaming about her next travel adventure or in the kitchen making simple nourishing meals.

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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.