Kate's classes mindfulness-based, playful, and invite curiosity about what creates suffering and what creates freedom. She has been teaching yoga since 2005, including teaching at Rubber Soul Yoga, the Omni fitness club, the YWCO, and various therapeutic venues. Kate did her first teacher training with hot yoga teachers in Pennsylvania at Yoga in State College, working her way through Yoga Alliances's now-defunct "independent track" for yoga teachers in 2004 before moving to Georgia and later receiving certification from Atlanta's Peachtree Yoga specializing in a mixed style of Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga in 2009 and completing her 500-hour training with My Vinyasa Practice in 2020. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has contributed to a Sivananda teacher training and Rubber Soul's Yoga Adventure Club yoga teacher training, as well as leading groups that combine yoga with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for helping people to relate more effectively to difficult emotions and to live more vibrant, values-consistent lives.
She is currently a clinical associate professor of social work at UGA and has a private therapy practice featuring mindfulness-based approaches and couple and sex therapy. She is an AASECT-certified sex therapist, so you can bet she likes to talk about sex. She has her PhD in Human Development and Family Science and a clinical social work license. She also likes to play music and to spend time with her family and friends on various sorts of adventures.
What is your favorite thing about being part of a yoga community?
My favorite thing about being part of a yoga community is connecting with the amazing humans I meet who are making a difference in the world. I have had world-class musicians, social justice advocates, visual artists, physicians, and all-around fascinating people in my classes. I love meeting them and finding out how we can support each other in the work that we’re doing in the wider world. I also enjoy how good my body feels when movement practice is part of my life.