Expect your views of what yoga is to be challenged when you work with Katie! Katie encourages people to understand the broader meaning of yoga, to see that yoga practice is wide and varied – that you do not need to be athletic and bendy to do yoga! Yoga may be finding quietness with mala beads, gentle floor based restorative yoga, devotion rituals, sitting on a chair practicing conscious breathing, applying ancient wisdom in your life, meditative walks, even experiencing the beauty of a flower. All is yoga.
With over 1,200 hours of training with some of the best yoga and meditation teachers in the world including Anand Mehrotra, Sarah Powers and Heather Agnew, Katie from Durga Mindfulness provides you with the right practices to calm your body and mind, and to create space to engage in life with clarity, creativity and joy. Katie will work with you to break through self imposed boundaries and to tap into your infinite potential in life!
Katie teaches in the following disciplines - Himalayan Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. Katie is trained to teach Prenatal and Postnatal yoga and to women with breast cancer.
Katie teaches in private settings, in studios and corporate environments.
Practicing yoga under Katie’s guidance has opened up a whole new world for me. I have worked with other yoga teachers over the years, and was never introduced to the deep spiritual yoga traditions, or the power of mantra which I now appreciate greatly. I have come to a deeper moment by moment experience and reflective awareness since I started my practice with Katie. Through Katie, I now have another different, deeper, richer, joyous and also challenging path for the rest of my life. I now can experience, see and feel the connections to the rich spiritual yoga knowledge and philosophy built over thousands of years, as fresh and alive as ever in each moment. Katie is a sensitive and masterful guide, and I trust her considerable knowledge, heartfelt spiritual awareness, professionalism, expertise, and guidance. Thank-you, Katie. 🙏🏼
I have been involved with all of Katie's yoga programs and I find them an oasis of calm in a busy world.
These programs have allowed me to understand the importance of stillness and the benefits of meditation and breathing to focus the mind and relax the body. I have also found myself being able to help those around me, whether it be by remaining calm in stressful situations, or helping others find focus.
2020 was a difficult year, and I have been able to use these skills outside the program in both my working and home life.
Thank you Katie for arming me with the ability to understand what really matters.
Katie's yoga classes are those of a true ‘artisan’.
She brings to her studio a rare level of professionalism, authenticity and warmth.
Her programs are exquisitely crafted with each class providing a focussed exploration of profound depth. She is present and connected with her students and her teachings.
Katie’s deep vast yogic knowledge and experience is demonstrated and generously shared throughout her programs. She presents students with a rich experiential learning environment. Her classes are magnificently wonderful – as she herself is!
We love Katie. We love her classes!!! Katie, thank you.
I have practiced yoga with Katie for many years and her classes and teachings are amazing. Katie’s gentle restorative style is perfect for the workshops and classes she offers, and she has the amazing ability of being able to take you deep inside with both her voice and the variety within her practices. I’ve attended a number of Katie’s offerings (both online and in person) and through these I continue to gain a deeper understanding of the true nature of yoga – not just the physical practices . Katie’s knowledge and love of the yogic philosophies (foremost the Bhagavad Gita) and the ancient teachings of yoga is evident and she is always willing to share these teachings, weaving them beautifully into her workshops and classes. Before meeting Katie, yoga to me was more or less a physical practice, but with Katie’s guidance and teachings that has very much changed. She has inspired and guided me to delve deeper into ‘real yoga’, which has enabled me to practice and incorporate the deeper teachings of yoga within my own life and the classes I offer. I feel there is a real need for the philosophy training Katie is intending to offer, and I can’t think of anyone I would rather learn from – Katie has a clear and easy teaching style, and makes the sometimes complex philosophy easy to understand.
I have often been a student of Katie in her Restorative classes at CYS. Katie has a wonderful way of weaving in yoga philosophy, goddess stories and pranayama into her classes. Katies knowledge of yoga philosophy, stories, history and her experiences and understanding of Indian culture add an undeniable richness the experience of her classes. Her love and passion for India and the practices of Yoga really shine through.
As a Yoga teacher I have found great value in attending Katie’s workshops as they have helped deepen my knowledge and sparked interest in my own journey of learning yoga philosophy and Goddess stories. Her insights have given me a great love and passion for the subject and modelled how one can use these teachings within a class or workshop setting.