Kate has been teaching since 2014. She completed her 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training with Tony Sanchez in 2014 and her advanced 84 asana training in 2016. She completed Yin Yoga trainings with Norman Blair in 2015 and 2017. Kate's approach to Yoga is holistic and creative, and combines elements from her knowledge of Yoga, qi gong, meditation and massage therapy. She is passionate about empowering her students to find their own Yoga.
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 60 or 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.