Great class today led by Barbara Dar! The flow had a steady but demanding pace, and I particularly enjoyed her comments and adjustments on form. I left feeling relaxed and calm.
Kate started practicing yoga over 24 years ago. Her first yoga experience was transformational, as the thoughts in her mind came to a complete stop for hours after class. Having experienced the power of yoga, she began her inquiry into the foundational spiritual and philosophical teachings and lineages. Her first Yoga teacher training in 2006 with Susan Hammodock of Silver Lotus Training Institute helped her gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy and psychology of yoga. Kate also received her 500 hour training in Ashtanga Yoga and has completed Tim Millers’s primary and second series training. Her background in anatomy allows her to teach her students how to move to relieve pain and improve overall health.
Through her personal practice of the Ashtanga yoga, she has experienced the beautiful intertwining of the Ashtanga Yoga System as taught by Pattabhi Jois and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali on which the Ashtanga system is based. Through her 12 years of ashtanga practice, Kate has internalized the power of this system, that it is not a one size fits all. She loves teaching Ashtanga yoga through the Mysore style of guided self practices because she can teach individually adapting the practice to the unique needs of the students.