KATE WAITZKIN YOGA

A native Austinite, Kate is a proud mama of three boys and lives with her husband and babes in her hometown of Austin, Texas.   After living in New York and San Francisco for 12 years combined, Kate is thrilled to call Austin her home again where she teaches yoga, writes and, most importantly, does the mama thing.

 

Kate has been practicing and studying yoga for over 16 years and teaching for 10 years.  She teaches public classes, leads teacher training programs and is Teacher Director at Wanderlust Austin.  She completed 500+ hours of teacher training with YogaWorks New York and is also a certified prenatal yoga teacher through Jane Austin in San Francisco.  She taught in New York and San Francisco and was part of the teaching team for YogaWorks’ San Francisco teacher training programs. Kate is forever grateful for all of the teachers who have taught, guided and inspired her including Jenny Aurthur, Jeanmarie Paolillo, Nikki Estrada, Tias Little and, more recently, Elise Miller, Rod Stryker and Elena Brower.

 

Kate’s teaching is inspired by the idea that each time we step onto our mats, we are choosing the practice of creating space to slow down, turn inward, reconnect and explore.  Influenced by several traditions and numerous teachers, her practice and teaching focuses strongly on connection to breath, mindful movement, purposeful sequencing, and grounded exploration.

 

Kate’s own mom introduced her to yoga almost 18 years ago.  After moving to New York City in 2000, she started a regular asana practice to supplement her passion for running and quell the anxieties inherent to a life in Manhattan, but the benefits she experienced were much greater than she ever imagined.  Having worked in the fast-paced world of publishing and publicity for 8 years, yoga became a gift of grace in Kate’s life serving as a means to quiet the mind and turn inward.  Kate is forever grateful for the tradition and practice that has touched and inspired every aspect of her life.

 

 

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