Katie's Yoga

Personal Interests

I love yoga!  I live in Connecticut and typically practice yoga at Sol Vinyasa Yoga in Old Saybrook and Zen and Now and East Lyme. It is an amazing path and holistic lifestyle and I always remember to treat myself with compassion. I have also had the experience of practicing yoga at Blissworks in New London, Pradipika in Clinton, Kripalu in Massachusetts, YogaWorks in Costa Mesa, California and the Mystic Yoga Shala.  I am a student of yoga as well as at student at Mitchell College and take great pride in my work.  I like taking on new challenges and adventures where ever I go!

My Warrior Three Pose

 I try to buy organic whenever I have the chance. It really makes a difference in the sustainability of our earth and how my body feels. Leafy greens such as collards, broccoli rabe and spinach are a few of my top favs! Did you know you body absorbs more calcium from leafy greens than it can from a glass of milk. However, iron is more readily absorbed from meat. 

Also, I play the drums (drum kit, and South African Mahogany djembe) and the acoustic guitar in my free time.  I really like music because it is a universal language. I write my own songs and play them for my friends. Another hobby is hula hooping. It is a playful, meditative way to spend five minutes or half an hour, by myself or with a friend. 

Hula Hooping Fun 

I saw Bob Wier and Ratdog in July of 2009, Phish in August of 2009 and Bob Wier and Ratdog and Phil Lesh and Friends with Furthur in February 2010. I recently went to the festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and saw Further, one of my favorite bands. Zach Deputy and Strangefolk are other favorites. 

I like science, marine biology and biology. I enjoy going to the Mystic Aquarium with my family and seeing the beluga whales, bio-luminescent jelly fish and touching the sting rays. The way the human body reacts, sports medicine and homeopathic, holistic medicine interest me.

I have a sister, Becky, who is 18.  She is amazing. I love my Mom  because she supports me in all areas of my life. 

 

  

 

Teaching Children Yoga~ Peace, Love and Happiness!   I taught  the first grade class at the Waterford Friendship School in May of 2011. I am in the red sweatshirt on the left. 

 

Chants and Mantras

Om Shanti - Peace

Hari om hari om - The divine being

Hamsa - Natural sound of our breath

Om jothi - light

Loka samasta suhkino bhavantu - May all beings everywhere be happy and free

Fun Yogi Fact

Namaste means thank you for doing yoga with me. It can also mean the sunshine in my heart sees the sunshine in your heart.

Benefits of Yoga

Body - Strength, flexibility, body awareness, anatomy, stillness, balance, breath exercises. 

Mind - Concentration, focus, attention, a peaceful, relaxed state, self-expression, stress management tools, creativity, self-esteem, self-reflection. 

World - Environmental awareness, respect for the earth and animals, language development, social interactions, peace, connection, wonder, exploration. 

Natural Yogis

Children are natural yogis. They move their bodies in ways that feel good to them, almost effortlessly, without a thought of why they are doing it!  Yoga will ensure children have a lifetime of exercise, joyful bodies and minds and health and strength. 

Music and Sound

Music and sound therapy together with coordinated hand movements can develop concentration, breath coordination, communication and motor skills. Studies have shown repetition of certain sound patters produce a calming and healing effect on the nervous system and mind.

Inner Power

You have the power to be anything you want to be! :)

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jun 27 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesday, Jun 27 at 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Friday, Jun 30 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friday, Jun 30 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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