Lead Community Moderator, Lead Digital Content Publisher, Certified Yoga Teacher
Hey everyone! I'm Katie and I'm one of the faces behind much of what you see here and on social media. I'm also the lead admin and moderator for our awesome online communities.
I started my yoga journey at age 16, way back in 2003, and pretty much fell in love right away. My first yoga class was the first time I was taught to follow my breath and pay loving attention to my body, and I knew it was something I'd take with me for years to come. I eventually began teaching friends and small groups in 2013, and became certified with the first Yoga Girl training group in 2017. My "why" for teaching has always been to show those that have had challenges in life, that there is always hope, and that there's always a place to return to and find peace. Because of my own troubled upbringing and past dealing with childhood abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma, along with plenty of "not enough-ness", my main focus in teaching has always been focused on mental health, releasing shame, and making the practice more inclusive and accessible so that as many people can benefit as possible.
While continuing to teach, I started with Yoga Girl in Fall 2018, and now I couldn't be happier to continue sharing my heart, passion, and love with so many as part of this team. My hope for the future is to create bridges for learning, while continuing to stand up to injustice and mistreatment so that we can all live more freely, while expressing the fullest, most authentic versions of ourselves. I'm a Cancer Sun/Virgo Rising/Aries Moon, living in Denver, Colorado with my husband and dog-baby Leo, and when I'm not working or learning new nerdy things, I'm probably asking my husband what we're eating for dinner, obsessing over my plants, writing, or making my billionth music playlist. All love! ♥️