Katy Steadman has been teaching yoga since 2001, and practicing since 1996. She teaches in a style that ignites one’s curiosity to explore the whole self. Her method has developed from training in a variety of yoga traditions, and settings.
While living in Hawaii between 2004-2007, Katy studied with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini. Their teachings reflect the beauty and wisdom of the Krishnamacharaya lineage. While living, working, and practicing with her beloved teachers she completed two Maya Yoga teacher trainings, and 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 in the traditional Iyengar lineage with Osha Hanfling who is a constant source of inspiration. She has also learned a lot from the simplicity and focus of Jason Crandall’s classes.
Katy completed the Pre/Post Natal Yoga Teacher training with Jane Austin in 2010. She delved into the Yoga Philosophy Program at CIIS in 2011, and completed the Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Judith Lasater in that same year.
Over the past 15 years, Katy 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 wisdom into her classes.
This history leads Katy to give information, and make adjustments, in such a way that students form a foundation based in impeccability of alignment, and thoughtfulness. Katy ensures that people learn to move their bodies in an integrated and intelligent way. She has a warm, compassionate style, and likes to crack a joke or two!
Katy’s passion is seen in bringing people together to foster community, and connection. This has been taken one step further in the past few years as she now offers yearly retreats to students who want to have a more immersive experience. She thoroughly enjoys cohosting retreats with the fantastic Janine Fondiller.
There are no prerequisites for any of Katy’s classes. All classes are for all levels. She primarily teaches hatha yoga with focus on breath, alignment and a sense of well being. Katy facilitates a practice that is both grounded in tradition, and is sustainable for life. Katy also specializes in teaching and consulting for Corporate Yoga and Mindfulness Programs where her intention is to make yoga an accessible practice for all.