Kate Duyn Cariati has taught in some of the most prominent yoga studios in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Prior to teaching yoga, Kate was a modern dancer but fell deeply in love with the practice at Laughing Lotus New York, where she completed her first teacher training. In 2007, Kate assisted in the opening of the Laughing Lotus San Francisco. There, she served as a mentor and continues to be involved in the Laughing Lotus Teacher Training program and annual Teacher's Summit. In 2010 she began studying with Jill Miller and took her first Yoga Tune Up Training.
Since relocating to Los Angeles she has led the Pure Yoga 200hr Teacher Training at Equinox, and is the head teacher of the 200hr Teacher Training at Goda Yoga in Culver City. She also leads specialized workshops and hosts local and international retreats.
Kate is a teacher of teachers, a source of inspiration to those who want to share their passion for yoga. Her classes are known for their creative but intelligent sequencing, free flow acro-athleticism and soulfulness. She has a knack for guiding students to new depths while maintaining a sense of humor. Kate seamlessly weaves yoga philosophy, mantra, pranayama, meditation and movement into a rich and heartfelt experience.
'Her deep commitment to yoga radiates through her teaching but beware - it is quite contagious so you could find yourself falling in love with aspects of yoga you never even considered! Hindu mythology, the Chakras and the subtle body layers all come alive when Kate explains them.'
A grounding "one-minute breath" to start the practice, then a slow easin' in with some reclining twists and hamstring opening. Work with clean lines of energy and patterns of precision through this strength building slow-flow that will get your legs burning! A bit of a yoga adagio, this one, with a propped-up variation of Ghanda Berundasana that gets us upside-down. Explore more extreme variations of Ustrasana and Dhanurasana, but extremely safely.
Cross your fingers, toes, arms and legs in this lucky and prayer-filled practice. Intricate eagle-arm variations help to create space in the shoulders to free up the heart to let the faith pour forth. The consistent crossing over guides us into center for neutral standing balance poses and perhaps funky, asymmetrical inversions?
Prayer works because of the radical faith you infuse it with, don't settle and never give up on your dreams!
"Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara" this mantra honors the lessons/teachings of the beginning or creation, the middle or preservation, and the ending or destruction of all things in life. This practice begins with a mellow, reclining hip-opening sequence, is sustained by flowing standing sequences, and wraps up with a gnarly expressions of Yoga Dandasana, the staff of the guru!
Starting with a wider, stable stance and working our way in to the mid-line as we move through the practice. Big open-hipped balancing poses build upon each other to create long, flowing sequences that ask you to call upon your will-power to stay steady on one leg, or high up on your hands. The ample hip opening and variations introduced in the flow give us the space to explore transitioning into some hip-happy arm-balances from tripod headstand, from crow to kukkutasana (rooster). You may even take these same transitions from forearm stand into Karavandasana (duck) or "dirty crow". Tap into the will power within the 3rd chakra to rise up and fly whatever bird you are working with yogis!
A Maha Devi Mash Up celebrating the various forms of the mother goddess. Big backbending, hip-opening, and arm-balancing co-exist and compliment each other in this Lotus Flow which culminates in the infamous "Lucky Lakshmi" variation of Padmasana.
Sweeten up in this tender practice, stepping lightly upon your mat, and upon this earth. A lovely lotus flow with a strong focus on open-hipped standing poses, variations of standing balances, and arm-balances. Prop it up in Prapadasana, or Tip-Toe Pose, and take flight into Eka Pada Galavasana. Try transitioning into a few different arm-balances from Sirsasana B for a challenge. Whatever you do, proceed lightly with yourself and others. Blessings Yogis!
Baby steps, supported by faith but acknowledging your fears we move forward out of our comfort zones into expansion. This practice investigates several challenging backbending and hollowback variations that may very well involve both faith and overcoming fear. May the force be will you!
A little ditty, about the true nature of man...followed by core strengthening and a putter-party of asymmetrical balancing acts! Embody the main characters of this classical Hindu texts through the shapes that make up the flow, then build into longer holds in standing poses, and a few arm-balances. The ample leg work in this practice builds strength, balance, and grounds you. Today's Maha-moment grapples with a transition from a variation of an inversion into a variation of an arm-balance. Asymmetry Loves Company?!?!?