Kat’s journey of practicing and teaching yoga began in 1998. She draws on her two decades of professional background in leadership, teaching and communication to bridge yogic philosophy with modern life. At the core of her passion is the belief that the connection of mind and body is essential towards well-being and this thread remains an integral theme in her classes and workshops. She is grateful to her students for their continual lessons. “We are all both teacher and student. Learning is ongoing, and our process is constantly evolving; I learn something every time I teach or take a class and it’s a privilege to be part of that exchange. Yoga is a very powerful life tool, one that can help us access our fullest potential and truth.”
Helping her access those lessons are the teaching and guidance she’s received from esteemed leaders within the Ashtanga, Kundalini, Hatha, and Jivamukti Yoga practices. She completed Ashtanga teacher training with David Swenson, Raja Yoga and Traditional Hatha Yoga in India with Yogirishi Vishvektu and Chétana Jessica Torrens.
Kat’s unique energy and passion for her teaching is infectious. By linking experiences in asana practice to life, she encourages participants to explore their own perceived limits in mind, body and being, through movement, breath, and listening to the teacher within. While this sounds serious, the challenge of the practice is balanced by her joyful and playful approach to the process.
Kat teaches and presents in corporate, private and studio environments in Canada and internationally. She holds a bachelors degree in communication and certificates in adult education, leadership and coaching. She has taught on Akhanda YTT 200 and 300 programs intermittently for over a decade and is looking forward to being a part of the teaching team for YTT 200 in February 2021.