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.
Clarity of vision and inward freedom...what does it mean to you to turn the tides within yourself, your community and the world? The transformative energy of the ocean abounds as we use ujjayi breath to stay centered as we flow through a heart opening bliss-fest on our way to natarajasana, fun shiva variations in handstand and the option for kapotasana ! Heal yourself, heal the world!
A practice all about balance and how we need balance to set up the conditions for regeneration! Om namah shivaya! Whether we're talking about the planet we reside on or the planet of feeling within us, if we're out of balance things start to go awry. When we're in balance, everything can flourish and grow! Earth, Air, Fire, Water...all the elements around us and inside us need to work together so we feel harmony. Ready?
A slower pace gives us time to feel everything, and aren't we just being invited to feel everything these days?! Lots of creative half binds and full binds and hamstring opening, with options for all kinds of fun including bound revolved triangle and ardha chandrasana, baby grasshopper, and fun head-to-knee forward bend variations on our feet! A little dancers' pose and straddle press to forearm stand if you're feeling sparkly and a super deep savasana no matter what you do! Stay present, breathe deeply, and open to it all.
A flowy leg-centric practice that is all about staying centered and strong in the midst of uncertainty and challenge. Deeply open the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and upper back. Wring yourself out with some sweet twists, and work your way toward monkey pose and chin stand. Two blocks will be helpful for many!
Sometimes the best thing we can do when everything feels like too much, is to flip the script! We're all dealing with so much right now, and it's important to balance out our thinking and our perspective! Having said that, we spend a lot of time upside down in this flow. Think headstands and charging scorpion forearm stand. Happy cow face pose and all kind of other fun along the way. Let's shake things up!
Lift your heart toward heaven. A deep heart-opening flow that will open your shoulders, upper back and chest and leave you feeling both open and in touch with your own beautiful resilience. Kapotasana variations on your way to a possible kapotasana once we're warm!
Get grounded and work your way up to a feeling of oneness. Once your wheels are spinning, you can expect lots of heart-opening as we head toward forearm stand, charging scorpion, and viparita dandasana variations. Energizing and heart-opening, just what we need right about now. Enjoy, yogis!
Giving and receiving. Make an offering to start your practice so it's full of intention, love, devotion...bhakti! Lots of shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, love for your IT bands, pigeon pose, standing splits, upper back opening all in preparation for some fun poses like perch pose and eventually, fallen angel. The receiving comes from the doing and then the surrendering. Enjoy, yogis!
An energizing flow that's all about stoking and acknowledging your own light so you can share it freely with the world! You're going to feel your quads in this one, folks, and get ready for some Kundalini frogs to really get those flames going! Crow pose, bhujapidasana and tittibhasana all make appearances, along with lots of archer pose variations and some omg's! Enjoy, yogis and shine bright!
All kinds of Archer's Pose and Gate pose variations, lots of shoulder, upper back and side-body opening, love for your quadriceps, hips and hamstrings, cow face pose and a fun flow where you can play with flying pigeon and funky forearm stand variations. Enjoy, yogis!
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