It turns out that my first yoga class was a Bikram Yoga class. 26 postures done in a room heated to over 100 degrees. It was hot. It was hard. There was no extra energy left for anger or worry or scorn. Complete and utter freedom. Heaven.
I practiced regularly for 4 years, 4 or 5 times each week, often leaving work at the urging of my boss and co-workers (still needed some help in the anger management department), until the dot-com boom abruptly busted. I took my severance package and headed down to LA for the intense 9 week training with Bikram, himself.
Later, while I was teaching Bikram classes, I had a friend who was teaching Power Yoga. I had taken some other Vinyasa classes before, but something clicked this time around, so a year later I was off to another teacher training with Baron Baptiste.
Now, 15 years after I took my first class, I teach both Power Yoga and Bikram Yoga in San Rafael at the studios I own with my husband. I've assisted Baron Baptiste on his retreats and workshops, and regularly visit at the Bikram Teacher Trainings to stay connected to my teachers and yoga peers. I have yoga to thank for making so many of my dreams come true.
I walked into my first yoga class firmly believing that I was NOT a "Yoga Person", and found out that yoga is for EVERYBODY. It's the message that my husband and I carry with us, everywhere we go.
Bikram Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2002
Baron Baptiste Level 1 & 2 (multiple)
Assisted for Baron Baptiste on Workshops & Trainings 2006 - 2009
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Group Suspension Training L1
TRX Sports Medicine L2
Unaware to her at the time, Kate began her journey with yoga when she was young, training as a gymnast, figure skater, and dancer. After moving to San Francisco in 2007, kate tried a yoga class and discovered that yoga helped improve her skating potential. It was practicing at Urban Flow Yoga with Rusty Wells when she fell in love with yoga learning that yoga has more benefits than just physical.
In 2011, Kate came to Phoenix on a spiritual journey to learn and master the ancient tradition of yoga at the Spirit of Yoga in Tempe. Because of her background, she stresses the importance of flexibility, alignment, strength, and balance to her classes. Kate continues her spiritual quest to raise her vibration, expand her consciousness, and share that sacred knowledge of the universe with others through her teachings of yoga & holistic nutrition.
Kate has over 800 hrs in yoga teacher training and is a holistic nutrition coach.