About

About My Life, My Yoga, and My Music

My life as a performer, musician, yoga teacher, life coach, traveller, massage therapist and free spirit has fed my passion to live, and to help others live, a creative life full of joy and well being.

Kate creates a very calm and inclusive space for her students. It is also a wonderful and unpredictable space.Her teaching style is intuitive and she responds to the group instinctively, sensing the energy and suggesting the focus for each class. The depth and breadth of her experience result in an expertise that allows her to be incredibly flexible and empathetic to the needs of her students. 

Kate’s energy, musicality and playfulness make her a joy to be in the company of. No class is the same just as no day or hour is and her sensitivity to this is tangible in her teaching.

The yoga sessions I have attended with Kate  didn’t  just increase my physical strength and well-being and the connectivity between my mind and body, they increased my resilience and compassion. Kate holds and inspires you as a student and gives you confidence to grow.

– Sophy Macdonnel –

My Life

Born in the swinging sixties near the River Thames, I spent a happy childhood in a home full of music, where I often sang simply for the joy of how it felt in my heart. I also loved acting, devouring every play I could get my hands on, until I spent three wonderful years at Hull University in the Drama department. Before long, I began working in theatre and then in TV.

During this period, I sang in a harmony group on the alternative comedy circuit in London, where I met my partner. A couple of bands, some wild shows and two children later, I found the spiritual life calling. Soon after, we set up camp in a rainforest on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique border (think no electricity, walls or running water) – and here I found time to connect deeply with nature, meet local musicians, and to sing my heart out.

In 2000, I took my first yoga teacher training. The world of yoga quite naturally led me to sound healing and mantra, and I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing devotional musicians – leading to the creation of my own recorded versions of mantras and music. In the last few years, I have completed further yoga trainings and co-created cabarets, theatre shows, online courses and sound healing events.

I love travelling, being at home, spending time with family and friends, enjoying both loud and very quiet times, swimming in natural water, and the energy of being inspired and creative. I am currently in-between dogs.

The scope of my life experience has brought me to a place where I feel passionate about sharing with you how yoga and healing with your voice can enrich your life.

My Life

Born in the swinging sixties near the River Thames, I spent a happy childhood in a home full of music, where I often sang simply for the joy of how it felt in my heart. I also loved acting, devouring every play I could get my hands on, until I spent three wonderful years at Hull University in the Drama department. Before long, I began working in theatre and then in TV.

During this period, I sang in a harmony group on the alternative comedy circuit in London, where I met my partner. A couple of bands, some wild shows and two children later, I found the spiritual life calling. Soon after, we set up camp in a rainforest on the Zimbabwe/Mozambique border (think no electricity, walls or running water) – and here I found time to connect deeply with nature, meet local musicians, and to sing my heart out.

In 2000, I took my first yoga teacher training. The world of yoga quite naturally led me to sound healing and mantra, and I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing devotional musicians – leading to the creation of my own recorded versions of mantras and music. In the last few years, I have completed further yoga trainings and co-created cabarets, theatre shows, online courses and sound healing events.

I love travelling, being at home, spending time with family and friends, enjoying both loud and very quiet times, swimming in natural water, and the energy of being inspired and creative. I am currently in-between dogs.

The scope of my life experience has brought me to a place where I feel passionate about sharing with you how yoga and healing with your voice can enrich your life.

My Yoga

As a young theatre performer, I loved the warm-ups we would take in order to prepare ourselves for the demands of the piece. Later, at my first yoga class, I realised that I had been practicing a version of yoga all along, as a part of these warm-ups. It was one of those “aha!” moments, and it truly felt like a homecoming. Now, rather than the stage, my yoga prepares me for life.

Aside from my teacher trainings in kundalini, sivananda and yin yoga, my personal practice and how I share yoga is informed by studying a variety of styles. When I step onto my yoga mat, I like to give myself permission to be non-prescriptive and to trust my intuition. In this way, my own practice varies; it could be dynamic or more restorative, it may or may not include sound and mantra, and I aim to share this quality of adaptability and presence in my one-to-ones, classes and on retreat.

On a physical level, my sessions aim to build strength, flexibility and stability. Above all, I hope to encourage an awareness that we can embody the qualities we may currently need to help us live more fulfilling lives. If beneficial,I integrate various healing voice practices.

I’m also inspired to enhance wellbeing through the map of the chakras. As well as sharing the symbolism and physical associations, I often employ specific sounds and mantras that activate the chakras’ qualities.

Ultimately, my yoga practice is the source and support for everything I do, and I feel that I am continually learning and hopefully developing. My joy is to share these discoveries with others.

My Yoga

As a young theatre performer, I loved the warm-ups we would take in order to prepare ourselves for the demands of the piece. Later, at my first yoga class, I realised that I had been practicing a version of yoga all along, as a part of these warm-ups. It was one of those “aha!” moments, and it truly felt like a homecoming. Now, rather than the stage, my yoga prepares me for life.

Aside from my teacher trainings in kundalini, sivananda and yin yoga, my personal practice and how I share yoga is informed by studying a variety of styles. When I step onto my yoga mat, I like to give myself permission to be non-prescriptive and to trust my intuition. In this way, my own practice varies; it could be dynamic or more restorative, it may or may not include sound and mantra, and I aim to share this quality of adaptability and presence in my one-to-ones, classes and on retreat.

On a physical level, my sessions aim to build strength, flexibility and stability. Above all, I hope to encourage an awareness that we can embody the qualities we may currently need to help us live more fulfilling lives. If beneficial,I integrate various healing voice practices.

I’m also inspired to enhance wellbeing through the map of the chakras. As well as sharing the symbolism and physical associations, I often employ specific sounds and mantras that activate the chakras’ qualities.

Ultimately, my yoga practice is the source and support for everything I do, and I feel that I am continually learning and hopefully developing. My joy is to share these discoveries with others.

My Music

I have been lucky enough to enjoy music as an essential part of my life. My mother filled our family home with her voice, her piano, her vinyl records and our family sing-alongs.

Singing has always been a source of comfort for me, and a direct connection to my emotions. I started singing backing vocals in bands from my teens through to university, and during an early theatre job, I met two wonderful singers and a pianist composer. Creating harmony has always been a great joy in my life, and we became a harmony group that enjoyed success on what was known then as the alternative cabaret circuit.

At the same time, in my early 20’s, I became fascinated by the question of how we, as human beings, can live our best lives, full of vitality and well being. To find answers, I explored many alternative healing modalities, including yoga and sound healing.

My Music

I have been lucky enough to enjoy music as an essential part of my life. My mother filled our family home with her voice, her piano, her vinyl records and our family sing-alongs.

Singing has always been a source of comfort for me, and a direct connection to my emotions. I started singing backing vocals in bands from my teens through to university, and during an early theatre job, I met two wonderful singers and a pianist composer. Creating harmony has always been a great joy in my life, and we became a harmony group that enjoyed success on what was known then as the alternative cabaret circuit.

At the same time, in my early 20’s, I became fascinated by the question of how we, as human beings, can live our best lives, full of vitality and well being. To find answers, I explored many alternative healing modalities, including yoga and sound healing.

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