I have been practicing yoga for 20 years. I facilitate and instruct in many aspects of my life, and one quote I loves is "the tribute to learning is teaching". I started a personal practice in college, but it wasn't until I lived downtown Chicago, worked full time in the financial industry and took graduate classes at night that I felt the full transformative benefits of yoga. The weeks I'd practice, even just once, I felt lighter, clearer, and the stress just rolled off. After receiving my MBA, I didn't do what most graduates did but rather followed my heart to 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, Arizona for two months to fully integrate myself into the yogic lifestyle. There I received my first 200 hour certification in Hatha yoga, and have been teaching ever since. With a passion for learning of all types, I continue to take various yoga trainings and build on my knowledge and experience. I later received an additional 300 hour certification with Inner Peach Yoga Therapy in Asheville, North Carolina. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, for which I was just awarded an 800-hour level certification in yoga therapy. I am half-way through my 200-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training and continue devotional practices according to the Sivananda lineage.
Teaching yoga is the only time in my day where I lose track of time, I don't look at my watch, and I'm truly in tune with my higher purpose. I fully enjoy watching yoga practitioners feel good during and after class. It's my passion.
Katie is one of my favorite yoga teachers in Denver. She is super easy to follow with her cues - I find that I can focus well on my breath and my practice naturally flows when I take her class. Her vibe is amazing and her smile and laugh are contagious. You just feel good in her presence. You can tell that yoga is not only a physical but very much a spiritual practice for her and she shares her knowledge and depth with her students. Thank you Katie for being such a wonderful teacher! I'm so glad I found you!
Her vibrancy and energy. Katie is enthusiastic and compassionate and an amazing listener and friend. She is an expert in the realm of yoga with her own continuous practice and the teaching of others. She continues to dedicate herself to learning and experiencing more. She is a joy to be around!
Katie is the BEST. She exudes a peaceful, positive energy and has a beautiful soul.
Katie is an amazing human being. Her love and warmth radiant from her inner being. She’s the real deal.
Overall, I like to get an understanding of the current lifestyle of the client and tailor our practice to his/her goals.I begin by meeting with the client and asking for goals from our sessions. The first session I'll likely fill out an intake form that include a series of questions on daily habits, lifestyle, stress levels, etc. I meet the client where they are in all ways, meaning I tailore each session to what they need in terms of the phsycial asana (posture) practice, mantra (sound vibration), mudra (hand gestures), and pranayama (breath work). Nonetheless, each class I will determine which, if not all, of those four key ingredients we will be using:).
Private one-on-one sessions are most commonly an hour long at a rate of $75. Hour-and-a-half sessions are $100.
I started integrating yoga into my life when I was working in corporate finance in downtown Chicago and going to graduate school at night. I was so stressed out! When I incorporated only one yoga class into mny week during those few blurry years, I felt changed, different, better. And I knew I had to share that with others. So once I received my MBA I took a sabbatical from work to become a yoga teacher. That was in 2009 and I've been teaching joyfully ever since.