Yogini, teacher, trainee and mentor, Kate Duyn has dedicated over 15 years to her practice and profession. Since relocating to LA in 2009, she has taught at over ten different studios and gyms in the area and led 200 Hour Teacher Trainings for Pure Yoga at Equinox, Goda Yoga, and Yogis Anonymous with Ally Hamilton.
Kate founded Light on Lotus Yoga in Mar Vista in August of 2016. She leads annual Teacher Trainings, specialized workshops, retreats, and has been streaming online with Yogis Anonymous since 2010. 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 in which she sets out to circulate as much joy through the body as possible.
She bows deeply to the great lineage of teachers that have come before her on this path and to Laughing Lotus co-founders Dana Trixie Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she has lived and taught in New York, San Francisco, and currently resides in Mar Vista in LA, CA.
A hip-opening flow that may or may not lead you to a funky eight-angle pose, but is sure to leave you smiling big! Lots of hip, hamstring and shoulder-opening along the way, twists, turns and core strengthening so you're centered, and options to have fun with our friend the lotus once you're warm! Grab a blanket and a block and let's have some fun!
By request, a yin/restorative practice for days (or evenings) when you really need to chill. Tons of hip, hamstring and quadriceps opening, but also love for your shoulders and upper back. It can't all be yang, yogis! Gotta stay balanced. Enjoy!
Looking for that sweet spot within? Grab your mat and go for a ride with Kate that will bring you right into the center of your sweetness. Baby bakasana will help you find those bandhas along the way ;)
Ready to have your heart busted wide open in the best way? Join Kate for a funky, creative flow that is sure to open your front body and back body, your chest, shoulders and upper back, your hips...and your heart! Grab two blocks and get ready to be your own Cupid :) Take aim, yogis!
Create patterns that are life affirming! Get ready to connect with your own prana (life force) and open up every which way! Have two blocks, a bolster, and a strap handy to play with King Arthur at the wall.
Yogis, we start out slow and steady on the floor, and you're going to need a strap for this ride because we're going deep! We'll use the strap along the way to find new spaciousness in the shoulders and hamstrings. Your hips and quadriceps are also going to get a lot of love. We'll play with some surprises including a self-soothing reclined happy cow-face-pose and compass pose on our backs! And you'll have options to turn things upside down in forearm stand. Then a little bliss in savasana, and you should feel like the magical being you are!
Notice without grasping. Be like the sun and shine on all things equally, the wanted and unwanted, the chosen and unchosen. See if you can practice-non-attachment and be with what is in this creative and deep flow that will open your shoulders, hamstrings, hips and heart and give you plenty of chances to practice mindfulness as you move. Heron pose and compass pose variations and an invitation to tip into your forearm stand :)
From the root chakra to the crown, we're going to get aligned in this flow, folx! Cultivating faith and trust in yourself and in the notion that you are a part of something greater than yourself and therefore interconnected with everyone and everything. This is twisty flow that will open your hips and hamstrings, strengthen your core, open your upper back and chest and get you feeling supper connected! Ready?
A practice about coming home to ourselves, to the Divine Mother, to Mother Earth. An acknowledgement that we are all made of the same stuff and a celebration of that reality as we move, breathe and flow. Expect lots of deep hip, shoulder and hamstring opening in this one, folx! Some fun extended hand-to-heel pose and half lotus variations that may lead to bharadvaja's twist and yoga dandasana (please listen to your body and make sure you never feel deep hip openers in your knees!) Enjoy, yogis!
Having some low back or sciatic pain? Want to practice in a way that will strengthen and stabilize your sacroiliac joints and low back? Kate to the rescue! Grab a block and get ready to move mindfully, yogis!
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