Katie’s yoga practice started in college at the University of South Carolina’s gym. Her initial motivation for a yoga practice was for a sweat and a good workout. She soon started to realize the mental clarity she took with her every time she left class and started to dive deeper into the mental aspects of the practice.
She moved to Charleston in 2012 for a job in resort management and found an oasis in Gaea Yoga Center as she raced to the studio each day after work to combat the stress of her fast-paced job.
In 2013, Katie completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Gaea Yoga School and soon left her job to follow a nagging wanderlust to travel the world. Costa Rica, Panama, SouthEast Asia and, most recently, Spain and Portugal were just a few of the destinations that opened Katie’s eyes to a world beyond her southern upbringing. While traveling, Katie teaches wherever anyone will let her – at local studios, hostel lobbies, and the beach. She loves teaching groups of fellow travelers, all from different backgrounds, and seeing how everyone brings something truly unique to their practice.
Although she loves to travel, her heart lies at home in Charleston. Katie completed the Gaea Grounded Teacher Training in September 2014. Some of her favorite teachers include Erich Schiffmann, Saul David Raye, Dana Flynn, and Sadie Nardini.
Yoga has changed the trajectory of Katie’s life in ways that she never thought possible. She is excited to share the practice with others and hopes to help her students find a sense of calm and a true feeling of being loved. Ultimately, Katie treasures being on the path to discover our true nature alongside her students.