Kate Waitzkin is a mama and yoga and meditation teacher whose passion lies in creating and sharing the teachings of yoga as a way to explore, heal and deeply reconnect with our bodies, minds and spirits and, in doing so, awaken more fully to our daily experiences, our inner guide, and our highest possibilities.
For Kate, the practice continues to shift and support her with each and every life transition. Always serving as a steady reminder of the importance of slowing down and the power of connection. Now, as a mama of three young boys, the practice most consistently shows up for her as a clear reflection and a reminder of the importance of conscious breath, paying attention and cultivating and celebrating simplicity in life.
Exclusively at Wanderlust Austin, Kate’s classes are a thoughtful blend of steady, breath-centered flow, skillful alignment cues, inspired sequencing, and purposeful moments of pause and reflection.
Teaching and leading teacher training programs for over 9 years now, Kate co-leads both the 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training programs at Wanderlust Austin. She brings a deep respect for and experience of the practice and teachings and a nurturing support for the work and transformation of the students on their journeys to deepen their knowledge and step into the seat of the teacher.
Kate created and leads Sunday Ritual, the monthly yoga, meditation and community-centered experience at the South Congress Hotel. She is also an ambassador for Outdoor Voices apparel.
A devoted student of yoga for nearly 16 years, Kate was formally trained through YogaWorks in New York City, Kate received over 500 hours of certification from her teachers and mentors, Jeanmarie Paolillo and Jenny Aurthur and later received her Prenatal Yoga certification with Jane Austin while living and teaching in San Francisco. Kate’s primary teachers and influences today are Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Elena Brower with whom she travels to study annually.
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