with Katy Steadman
Sunday, July 29th (1:30 – 3:30pm)
$40 (sign up 10 days in advance and save $10!)
This workshop will combine discussion, demonstration, and practice to help bring a sense of ease to your introduction to Yoga. It is an excellent choice if you are brand new to yoga, or if you have only taken a few classes. It can also be helpful to brush up on the basics if you have been practicing for a while. We will specifically focus and examine the breathing and sequencing of the Sun Salutations. We will also break down the architecture and form of basic standing poses. By exploring alignment and modifications this workshop will help make your regular Hatha, or Vinyasa style yoga class more accessible, and personal to you. We will move slowly through the material, step by step, with time for questions whenever you have them.
Instructor — Katy Steadman
Katy Steadman has been teaching yoga since 2001. She teaches in a style that ignites a sense of curiosity into exploring the self. Her method has developed from her training in a variety of yoga traditions, and settings.
In Hawaii, Katy studied with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini whose teachings reflect the beauty and wisdom of the Krishnamacharaya lineage. While living, working, and practicing with Nicki and Eddie 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 the traditional Iyengar lineage, and has also learned a lot from the simplicity, and focus of Jason Crandell’s classes. She completed the Yoga Philosophy Program at CIIS, 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! More recently, 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 information into her classes.
In practice, this history leads Katy to give information and make 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, compassionate style, and likes to crack a joke or two!
Katy enjoys bringing people together to foster community, and connection. There are no prerequisites for her classes. All classes are for all levels. She primarily teaches vinyasa 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.