Kaitlyn’s deep dive into yoga began her third year of law school when she knew she needed help processing the intensity of studying law. She didn’t feel at home in a gym or other exercise classes, but she had heard there was a 30-day special at a nearby yoga studio and this temped her enough to give it a shot. At the end of the 30 days, she felt like a different person – in the best of ways. Kaitlyn became a trained hands-on yoga assistant in 2013 and achieved her RYT200 in April of 2015 through Charleston Power Yoga.
In 2016, Kaitlyn faced the devastating grief of losing her sister. Through her sadness, there was one silver lining in that she understood distinctly how precious each day can be. After practicing law for only 2.5 years and feeling like she was drowning in a career that didn’t feel right, she mustered up the courage to quit her job and take a hiatus from the world of law. During this time she dove deeper into herself, her love of yoga, and her passion for teaching yoga.
As life evolves, so did Kaitlyn’s practice. And Gaea was there to meet her with exactly what she was looking for: belonging and acceptance. She is thrilled to now teach in her yoga home.
Yoga has taught Kaitlyn so many things that she could have never learned in a classroom. And now, in addition to teaching at Gaea, she has the fabulous opportunity to spread yoga to a community that she knows firsthand needs it most: her students at the Charleston School of Law.
Kaitlyn is constantly looking to learn about others and herself through studies, private groups, and workshops. She finds she learns the most through experience with others, which makes teaching yoga so exciting.