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Kate Morrissey Stahl

Kate offers mindfulness-based, playful Vinyasa flow class that's designed to improve mental, emotional, and physical flexibility and strength for both beginners and folks with more experience.

Read Kate's YOGA Bio below

Kate designs her classes to be mindfulness-based, playful, and invite curiosity about what creates suffering and what supports liberation. She has been teaching yoga since 2005, including teaching at Rubber Soul Yoga, the Omni fitness club, the YWCO, and various therapeutic venues including the UGA Counseling and Psychiatric Services. Kate studied and practiced meditation with a number of Zen teachers and also explored meditation and Buddhist psychology at the Shambhala Mountain Center in 2002. Meditation training is foundational to her work. 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 and supervisor, so she talks about sex, sexuality, and a generous orientation towards our own bodies and pleasure in yoga classes. 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 this 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 studio and in the wider world. I also enjoy how good my body feels when movement practice is part of my life.


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