Kate’s Yoga journey started with a DVD in 2002 in an attempt to de-stress while studying for exams. Her love grew from there and she loves the clarity Yoga provides and the way it unifies mental and physical challenges through the breath. She is a scientist by training and Yoga was giving her what she lacked in her academic life.
In Spring 2014, Kate completed a Hatha Yoga teacher training with Tony Sanchez and her Hot Power training with Caroline and Alessandro. She firmly believes Yoga can help everyone and is particularly interested in the more internal, therapeutic benefits of the asanas.
In her spare time she can often be found dangling from some aerial circus equipment and also loves cycling, running and swimming.
Kate teaches Yin Yoga.
Kate Ryan instructs the following:
Yin Yoga focuses on passive stretches, holding asanas (postures) for 3-5 minutes each to work gently into muscles and connective tissues, and allowing the mind to slow down. Yin Yoga releases stress, elongates muscles that we often ignore, and creates balance to our more vigorous yang practice. This class is designed to increase ﬂexibility and joint mobility. We will stretch from head to toe while ﬁnding a bit of focus, patience and release in the mind as well as the body. Yin Yoga is particularly helpful during times of stress and fatigue and is the perfect complement all our other Yoga classes. It's also perfect for you if you run or cycle a lot and suffer from stiffness in your lower back. From stressed students to athletes seeking greater ﬂexibility or beginners who have never put a foot on a yoga mat, this type of Yoga will help you release mind and body. Props are used in this class to help support the body while in postures to aid release and relaxation.
Yin classes are 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.