It only took one class and she was hooked. Katie's background in gymnastics and dance created an immediate connection to the physical asana practice, but it was the impact yoga had on calming and focusing the scattered and imperfect mind that made her fall in love. Katie completed her 200 hr training in Ashtanga at Source of Yoga in LA under Caroline Kliebl then went on to complete a 300 hr training in Hatha Yoga through Zuna Yoga in Bali under Everett Newell. Her training and practice lends her to create flowing sequences that focus on a foundation of correct alignment and the linking of the breath to each movement and pose. "Through yoga we gain strength and vitality, eliminate weakness and train the body and mind to overcome obstacles. Every time we step on the mat is an opportunity to gaze deep inside our minds, a place only we have access to, and by becoming more conscious and aware we can treat ourselves and others with more respect, a loving energy and an interconnected nature." When she's not at the yoga studio you can usually find Katie up in the mountains hiking and rock climbing, or basking in the sunlight at the beach.