Kate hails from the Ashtanga yoga tradition, beginning her yoga journey studying under the always wise and brilliant Diane Bruni and Ron Reid of Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto. A wanderer and free spirit at heart, the rigidity of the Ashtanga practice wasn't always a good fit, and after a 200-hour teacher training and several years of practicing in that tradition, Kate stumbled upon a Vinyasa flow class that rocked her world. Once she discovered the seemingly unending combinations of poses and sequencing that Vinyasa yoga offered, the love affair she was already having with the practice got real. Like, really real. Further inspired by the teachings of Schuyler Grant, Nikki Vilella and Magi Pierce of the Kula Yoga Project in NYC, Kate began to explore what creativity and innovation in her practice (and thusly in her teaching) felt like, and never looked back.
Kate believes that yoga is a direct reflection of what's going on on the inside, and that its primary function is to hold a mirror up to our deepest selves. Through this internal connection and understanding of our own beings, she feels we are better able to create connection and compassion with others, ultimately cultivating a sense of community, vulnerability and safety both on and off the mat. The practice of yoga, and we ourselves as practitioners, exist to make the world a little better, and a little brighter. Kate's classes are sequenced from a place of both introspection and playfulness, and an all around "what feels good" vibe. You can expect to get some serious movement, some serious breath and to not take yourself too seriously at all when you hit the mat with her.