Katy took her first yoga class in 1996, and started teaching five years later in 2001. After teaching and traveling extensively for four years, she landed in Hawaii. It was there she connected with her teachers Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini who’s teachings reflect the beauty, and wisdom of the Krishnamacharaya lineage. While living, working, and practicing with Nicki and Eddie for three years, she completed two Maya Yoga teacher training’s. In 2005 Katy travelled to India with her yoga family to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Such a blessing!
Since Landing in the Bay Area in 2007 Katy has studied mostly the traditional Iyengar lineage, and has also learnt a lot from the simplicity, and focus of Jason Crandell’s classes. She completed the Yoga Philosophy Program at CIIS, and has enjoyed participating in two more teacher trainings, Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater, and Pre/Post Natal Yoga with the completely awesome Jane Austin. She subs for Jane regularly, and loves working with the Mamas! She also specializes in teaching, and consulting for Corporate Yoga and Mindfulness Programs where her intention is to make yoga an accessible practice for all.
Katy’s teaching style is born from her studies with so many amazing teachers, and from her own practice and experience. She has been touched beyond words by her Sanskrit teacher Bhavani Maki. Katy views the knowledge within the Yoga Sutras as an important key for us all to truly live our practice, and thoroughly enjoys taking the opportunity to weave this information into her classes. She gives information, and adjustments so that students form a foundation based in impeccability of alignment. This ensures that people learn to move their bodies in an integrated, and intelligent way. She has a warm, and compassionate style, and likes to crack a joke or two! It is her intention to continue to teach, study and practice in joy, and for life.
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