Fifteen years ago, I first came to yoga through sport, as a way to increase my fitness, strength and flexibility, and as a way to both avoid and rehabilitate from injury. It was only after a number of years experimenting with different styles of yoga that I began to find a deeper connection with the body and mind through my practice, and began to experience the mental and emotional benefits of yoga as well as the physical. It was on discovering this fundamental connectedness that my passion for yoga really sprang to life.
In 2012, I traveled to the Canary Islands for my first yoga retreat experience on the beautiful island of Fuerteventura. It was an experience that changed me forever. The stunning scenery and magical energy of the island, together with the incredible teaching and open, friendly attitude of everyone at Azulfit brought me closer to my ‘true self’ than I’d ever been before.
After those first few trips to Fuerteventura, I decided that I wanted to dedicate much more of my life to sharing my love of yoga with others. In 2014, I enrolled with YogaLondon and qualified as a Vinyasa Flow 200-hour Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher.
Living in the busy city of London, and having a high-pressure job with long hours, I know that maintaining a regular yoga practice helps me to stay calm and grounded, even when life gets especially stressful. As a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome for many years, I’m also a staunch advocate of yoga for relief from IBS symptoms, with deep breathing (pranayama) and twisting postures (asanas) being of particular benefit.
I’m passionate about sharing the things I’ve learned over the years with others keen to explore the benefits of yoga. No matter your level of fitness, and whether you’re completely new to yoga or have some previous experience, I’ll work with you to make sure you get the most out of my classes in a fun and relaxed environment – challenging you when you need it, and supporting you the whole way.
“Katherine is an easy going, accessible and very knowledgeable teacher. She always ensures each lesson gives you something new and I always feel fit and healthy afterwards.”