Katie began practicing yoga to cope with life’s daily stresses. After noticing the positive impact, physically and mentally, she was drawn to establish a consistent practice.
Along with a passion for yoga, Katie has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with extensive knowledge and training in anxiety disorders. While in graduate school, she became interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga while studying the effects of meditation and mindfulness on stress reduction in children. She fell even more in love with the practice of yoga and became certified to teach.
The mind-body connection will always fascinate Katie and inform her teaching style. She specializes in Vinyasa, and her classes blend mindfulness, stress relief, and cognitive awareness with anatomy, alignment, and biomechanics. Although she includes tidbits of information throughout her practices, Katie teaches with a very lighthearted approach– her classes are fun and playful!
Katie strives to create a safe space for all of her students, allowing creativity and expression, as we are unique individuals. Although the teacher is essential for guidance, the practice of yoga comes from within, and Katie believes only the student knows what feels good in their body and mind.
Open your shoulders and hips, improve your spinal flexibility, and strengthen your posterior chain muscles (back body), all in preparation for Bow Pose (Dhanurasana). Explore Exalted Warrior, Wild Thing, Dancer Pose, Locust, and several Bow Pose variations in this energizing Vinyasa flow. Note: A majority of postures are practiced in a prone position. This class previously aired on June 2, 2023.
Find your maximum edge in this Yin sequence that explores a range of depths while holding prop-assisted poses for one to two minutes; a great class to increase your flexibility. Poses include Restorative Fish, Half Saddle, Half Splits, Half Butterfly, Sphinx, Seal, and Cat Pulling Its Tail. This class previously aired on May 29, 2023.
Embody light-hearted energy throughout this Vinyasa practice that asks that you have plenty of space on and around your mat to move freely. Start with a slower pace to explore unique transitions, then repeat the sequence more quickly with fluidity. Poses include Side Plank, Crescent Moon, Triangle, Wild Thing, High Lunge, and Head-To-Knee Forward Fold. This class previously aired on May 26, 2023.