Katie teaches Restorative Yoga
India has been the greatest influence in my teaching and where I first practised yoga over 25 years ago. The focus on pranayama and meditation won my heart the first time I practised by the banks of the Ganges River. Yoga is a central part of my life – I practice yoga and meditation every single day – often with one of my dogs! Yoga for me is a life practice – consciously focusing on my breath, listening to my body, practising pausing before I react through the use of mantra, and trying living a life of kindness.
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
I have been lucky to have trained with some of the best yoga teachers in India and the US, including Anand Mehrotra, Sarah Powers and Kaya Mindlin.
I believe that an integrated practise of yoga – including more subtle practises of meditation, mantra, mudras, and kriyas – can bring peace and clarity and allows people to tune into their most authentic self – without all the masks we often wear.
I have trained in prenatal and postnatal practices and am also qualified to work with women with breast cancer.
As more and more people are crying out for rest in our busy world, I try to be a champion of rest, of bringing peace through meditation, restorative yoga, yin yoga and kundalini yoga.
In my classes, I will help you find rest – beautiful gentle music, essential oils, floor-based practice with all the props will help that! I create an experience for people so they can dive deep within and find their own serenity! And I incorporate pranayama and meditation in all of my yoga classes!
Nowhere in ancient yoga texts does it say ‘yoga is about having perfect physical postures’. So – I help to make yoga being accessible for all people – helping people adjust within a pose to suit their body type, shape and injury history.
I am passionate about the history and tradition of yoga so I like to build that into my classes to help people understand the broader meaning of yoga. I hope that people get more curious about the real meaning of yoga and stay true to the magical origins of yoga, rather than what you see in marketing and on social media. Yoga is a way of living, not simply a practice on the mat!
I love sharing my passion with the Canberra Yoga Space community and everyone is welcome in my classes!