My practice is a mindful and detailed Hatha, embracing aliveness of movement while holding poses long enough to explore subtleties and feel full expression. I have deep appreciation for healthy alignment inspired by my previous 18 years of ballet training. Having grown up every summer on Lake Michigan, I love to practice yoga outside and embrace nature, and weave reflective themes into the practice.
I came to yoga after years in the nonprofit world, feeling depleted and stressed, and refusing to believe that serving others is inevitably exhausting. As I began practicing yoga, the mat became a sacred place where I could focus my mind and pause the anxious mental pace of to-do lists, conflicts, and sense of never-enough. Centering internally through yoga gave me a renewed sense of self and energy that contrasts deeply with our culture’s environment of urgency, busy-ness, and judgment. I continue to balance my yoga practice with living out the values of compassion, generosity, and the dignity of all people out in the world through community work, now in a much more sustainable way.
I have strong appreciation for the need for healing and inclusive spaces where all people can feel safe to open up, share who they are, and grow in community. With this in mind, I love to bring the blessing of yoga to people with limited access or experience. I teach in both English and Spanish, and am a 2014-15 grantee of OmTownYogis for the work I share alongside women in the Latino community creating a healing circle for Spanish speaking women. All bodies, backgrounds, and levels are warmly welcomed to my classes.
Find out more and sign up for my email list at www.katewerning.com