Katie first practiced yoga in high school when it was recommended by her tennis coach as a way to stretch and prevent injury. At the College of Charleston, while studying for her degree in Sociology, yoga remained present in her life mostly on a physical basis. But after graduating, as she started exploring life as an “adult”, she felt her yoga practice transform into something more than just a movement routine. Yoga became a way for her to find deep connection and a sense of calm within.
While Katie practiced at many studios around town, it was not until she found Gaea that she felt the most comfortable. As soon as she walked in the door, the good vibes and warm smiles welcomed her and she knew she was home. She soon trusted her gut and enrolled in the 200-hour certification through the Gaea Yoga School, completing her 200hr-RYT in February of 2017. Now she is eager to further her yoga education and looks forward to soaking up as much information as she can along her journey as a Yogi.
When Katie is not in the studio you can find her serving delicious food and drinks at The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island. The food and beverage community in Charleston has become a big part of her life, spurring on her love for food and her exploration of local farming. Aside from attempting to acquire a green thumb, Katie loves to hang on the beach, listen to music, and play with her two pups!
Everyone has different reasons for coming to the mat and Katie enjoys guiding students of all ages and levels into their own unique experience. Katie hopes her students leave her class feeling accomplished and enlivened, both in the mind and body.