Hello beautiful Yogis! My name is Kat and I am a wild spirit with a free mind and an open heart.
It took me a long time to truly discover myself and my potential and I am very aware of the fact that I still have so much to uncover but that is what makes life so exciting!
In all honesty, I have never felt particularly settled. I tried the white picket fence life but I just couldn’t make it work. So I moved around from state to state, lived and travelled overseas for many years, experienced many different cultures, foods and languages. I encountered some of the most beautiful scenery known to man and I loved and lost so hard, I thought I might shrivel away to nothing.
Deep down I always knew I was searching for something and it always felt like I was so close to finding it but could never quite put my fingers on it.
I spent many years hiding behind my hair, make up and clothes. I loved these things but they were all so tangible and I had become lost in them, I had forgotten who I really was. I would always work in jobs that I felt comfortable in but were destroying my soul because I was too afraid to get outside of my comfort zone and live my passions.
I know that I’m not the only one who has lived like this. And I know I’m not the only one who has compromised their truth for what they think is the right thing to do.
After a lot of soulful exploration, I still didn’t really know how to fill the hole that I was carrying around. It wasn’t until I travelled to Mexico and was introduced to the practice of Hatha Yoga that my life really began to change. All of the soul work that I had been doing up until then was very fragmented, disjointed and lacking guidance.
My yoga story is a very simple one. I had practiced yoga very sporadically over the years. I never really enjoyed it and I never really understood it but for some reason I kept getting drawn to it. It wasn’t until I was staying in Oaxaca, Mexico for a period of time and learning Spanish, that I finally found and experienced the benefits of yoga.
I was studying a very intense course in Spanish language and was finding it very difficult. Everyday I would leave class feeling frustrated and frazzled; I would then go to a yoga class and leave feeling calm and light, a complete transformation. As it turns out, after many years of trying different classes, I just hadn’t found my teacher yet!
But lucky for me, I finally found my teacher and she really introduced me to the inner peace and stillness that yoga provides. I had a tiny glimpse of that mind body soul connection that I hadn’t really acknowledged before. She inspired me to continue my own practice even after leaving Oaxaca and I couldn’t help but want to research this thing called Yoga further.
Fast forward to a year later and I thought to myself “why not just dive head first into a yoga teacher training?!”. It felt so right and practicing yoga had taught me to follow my intuition with no excuses. I didn’t even really know if I wanted to be a teacher but I did know I wanted to learn more.
Lucky for me I was able to complete my 200hr teacher training in the magical Sacred Valley in Peru under the loving guidance and knowledgeable teachings of Anita Sundaram, Raquel Bueno Griffin and Leslie Harrington of School Yoga Institute. Through the training, I not only learned about philosophy, the asanas, breath and meditation. I also learned many valuable personal lessons. Most important of all, I learned how to listen to and respect my body.
I am forever grateful for all of these beautiful women and the teachings of Yoga. I am finally filling my hole and can only hope to help fill other’s holes also.
Through many years of solo travel and all of the life changing experiences I have been lucky enough to have, I have realised one thing; to just be you and never be sorry for who you are. I know that I am an ever evolving, light filled, love filled human being that is consciously connected to this Earth and everything that fills it and with gratitude, positivity and joy, I am living my truth and embracing this incredible journey called life.
Love Kat xx