Handstand Instructor of The Day: Katie
Handstand: What is your training and instructing style?
Katie: My yoga teaching style is centered around finding accessible challenge! I love to teach EVERYONE - whether you've never done yoga or you're a seasoned practitioner, whether you're 20 or 80, whether you're an athlete or a self proclaimed coach potato - everyone can connect first to breath, and then to your physical body! I love that every day you can be exploring something new - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
My style is peppy and upbeat - getting you out of your head and into your body. I have tons of energy to share, and I love to inspire my students to work towards being the best version of themselves. I'm 500 hour trained in Modo Yoga and 300 hour trained in Modo Flow - so I teach both hatha and vinyasa style yoga.
Handstand: What is your favorite motivational quote?
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs
I'm a very passionate person, and I absolutely love what I do! I want to inspire everyone to feel this way about all aspects of their lives.
Handstand: What is your favorite workout and why?
Yoga of course! I practice yoga every day and never get bored - taking the approach of a "beginner's mind" allows me to see each practice as a chance to learn something new about myself. Yoga connects my mind, body, and soul - being just as much of a mental detox as it is a physical exercise.
I also love to hike, surf, bike, and will pop into Soul Cycle a few times a week because I love the community vibe and the amazing energy!
Handstand: What makes you human?
I am a huge advocate for self care. I love acupuncture, chiropractic work and energy healing, The Den Meditation is my secret haven for getting even more grounded in this crazy busy and fast-paced city.
My guilty pleasure is taking long baths almost daily and getting a massage every week - it might seem a bit excessive, but I absolutely love it! The Now is AMAZING - if you haven't been GO!
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