What My Clients Have to Say About Me
Over my years of teaching both at home and abroad, I’ve amassed a sizeable host of regular participants in my classes and sessions, and at my retreats. On this page you’ll find some of the comments of just a few of these wonderful people.
I have been coming to Kate’s yoga classes and workshops for 15 years, so you can tell that I’m a big fan! Kate’s teaching comes from a place of deep personal enquiry and is delivered with great humanity and a lightness of touch.
As well as being an intuitive and inspiring teacher, Kate is also a wonderful musician and sound healer. I have been playing her music now for many years, both in my own classes and at home and find it never fails to move me. Her music has the capacity to soothe, to uplift and ultimately to help me feel more connected to myself and to others. AnnaAnna
One of the many things I appreciate about Kate’s teaching style is the way in which she invites, rather than instructs.
With gentle cues from Kate I find I can go inward, I can explore subtle sensations, and work with my body with awareness, from the inside. I find that with this approach, I can go deeper, work with more intensity and as a result, I emerge from class feeling grounded and physically more alive.Anna
Kate’s classes are an absolute delight; the physical work is challenging and yet guided by her original voice and use of sound in such a way that the experience feels exploratory and holistic rather than formulaic and repetitive.
The chanting and singing work I’ve experienced with Kate has left me feeling open and light, engendering a sense of unity and positivity and opening the mind and spirit to the possibility of healing and joyfulness in everyday existence. Her teaching is playful and expansive but very wise and always sensitive.Sophy
A great source of inspiration.Hugh
This was a really wonderful trip. The accommodation was great. I didn’t feel like a guest in hotel but rather a welcome guest in Finca’s community. The food was plentiful and delicious.
Regarding the teaching / yoga practise. Kate is the most amazing person who just radiates peace. I loved the practise and felt really quite sad when I had to leave a day early.John
Kate adds a magical dimension to all her teaching.Jennifer
I found the venue to be excellent as was the food. I found Kate’s teaching fantastic and she was very good at bringing a group together and holding the space. It felt a very safe environment to go deep into ones self.
All in all I felt it to be an amazing experience on many levels and would not hesitate to book something with you again. I have been spreading the word already!!Natasha
I’m just back home from the most relaxing, re-energising and re-balancing week. Kate is a very special person and creates a group dynamic that is so supportive and nurturing from which you feel able to just ‘be’. The yoga was fantastic, set at just the right pace and the spiritual element adds hugely to the journey.
La Gomera is a very magical place and holds such great energy, I loved falling asleep at night listening to the waves crashing against the rocks. I have returned home much stronger physically and emotionally. I can’t wait to go back!Zoe
When I met Kate Kate McKenzie in 2000, she was “A SINGER” and I was just a human. I was in awe of Kate, whose voice would soar like a Divine bird in the resonant yoga spaces in which she taught, in the hallway of her beautiful home and everywhere else she went. I couldn’t imagine being that at home with my voice… and yet, here I am!
Kate has inspired me constantly with the sincerity with which she prepares her classes and music alike. She takes GREAT CARE and shares what she loves with a generosity of heart and inspiration which are rare and precious. I’m sure all her students would agree!
Kate’s beautiful melodies are beyond description really… Words like “uplifting” or “transportational” still don’t do them justice. It has been the greatest blessing and honour to join her for various song baths and other events.
She was aware of all our needs and brought in a dimension of love and kindness.Sally
I have been practising yoga regularly with Kate for many years. Her classes are really beautiful with a combination of alignment and breath which aids focus, balance and space to learn.
It’s really worth joining her for time ‘on the mat‘ if you are new to yoga or have a more seasoned practice.Lisa
I had an amazing time at La Finca. A truly magical place and the food was amazing.
I met some wonderful people and the yoga practice with Kate was everything I knew it would be and more. She is such a special person and I feel blessed to have been able to spend time with her in such a wonderful setting.Jean
I am indeed very rested and rejuvenated. It was a really special week. Finca is incredible. The food was amazing – I couldn’t have wanted more.
Kate is a truly brilliant teacher – I feel I’ve been spoiled somewhat! And overall I think your service from start to finish has been excellent! So thank you very much.Helen
Kate has a wonderful radiant energy and she uses her intuition and depth of psyche-soma wisdom when she gives a massage.
By the end, I usually feel that I have been transported somewhere else beyond the stresses and strains of this life. It is a wonderful way to recharge and rebalance oneself when life has taken its toll.Claire
I went to a sound healing session with Kate, and wasn’t sure what to expect but it was a very beautiful experience. It felt like my whole body was benefiting from the sounds and vibrations going through it, not just the ears. I felt like I was floating.Rosie
Thank you for the wonderful work that Yoga on a Shoestring is doing. The holiday at La Gomera was amazing, the place is absolutely beautiful and Kate is a wonderful teacher. I had a great time full of rest and healing.
Keep up the good work! I will definitely book another holiday with you in the future.Sitna
Online Yoga Courses
I wanted to thank you for the 21 day chakra practice that I did on line with you in January. It kick started a daily yoga practice that I had wanted to do for 30 years! Now I do it. Every morning. It’s been nearly a year now and it feels really one of the loveliest things in my life.
So thank you! You are an inspiration to me.
Lots of love and gratitudeAnnabelle
I happen to know Kate’s yoga teaching and style and was looking forward to the series.
What surprised me was how quickly the chakra balancing exercises calmed my anxiety. The calming was probably happening during the practice but I felt the calm immediately after savasana.
Really enjoying the course so far, it’s lovely to have early morning yoga sessions with my mum! Cherry and I are feeling both energised and relaxed.
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience so far and we look forward to the next instalments.Laura
I found ‘living your heartsong’ to be a very powerful course. The classes are presented by Kate with humour and grace.
Each class was multilayered, so I could choose how deeply I wanted to work on each chakra. I also liked the format as it allowed me to move through the course at my own pace.
Thank You for sharing the living your heartsong course. It was a very timely gift.Nannerl
Loved today’s sequence! Found it so joyful. Started with no energy and finished feeling ‘bubbly’. Thank you Kate xxLeonie
I have had two wonderful weeks doing yoga with Kate in La Gomera, so I was delighted to hear she was doing an online course.
I really looked forward to the email with the yoga practice, mantra and relaxation, and I have really enjoyed doing them, actually doing them!
Among other changes I’ve realised I need to go back and visit the country I lived in. Exciting shift for me.
Kate has a wealth of knowledge and experience and her playful intuitive way of teaching makes the daily practice a pleasure.
Kate, you are an amazing teacher.
Living Your Heartsong has been truly helpful and life affirming on all levels. It has given me the support I needed to bring yoga into my home more confidently, and, though I haven’t been able to keep up with the rhythm, it has significantly aided me.
Thank you. I shall continue to do all the practices. I can’t wait for more…Natasha
Thank you so much for these amazing 21 days, Kate! I really enjoy your classes, and always find them very joyful. You have a unique inner spark and certain playfulness that is contagious.
I am feeling much lighter and balanced as a result. Big thank you and lots of love xxSitna
I started today with day 7 manipura and I feel empowered! Wow I did not expect that to happen. I’m ready to face the challenges of the dayLucy
What a great start to a Monday morning – thanks Kate.
Ready to start my working week, and be mindful to connect with nature. Have a lovely day everyone xPilar
The LYHS series provided me with an interesting spiritual and creative theme to each day.
The structure of the daily letters meant that the three elements (film sequence, mantra and relaxation) could be enjoyed together or at different times of day, and I found the length of the yoga practices was very manageable on top of every day commitments.
Taking part in LYHS gave my days a real lift, I felt – on an individual level – emotionally connected with my daily engagements and stimulated by the themes, as well as enjoying a sense of communality with the others sharing the experience online. It was somehow very supportive to have kate’s messages daily and the sense of sharing the experience with others.
Kate is inspirational, thorough and powerful – she holds you safe while you push yourself to experiment and open your heart, mind, body and soul!Sophie
Just wanted to say that my husband and eldest (5yo) daughter joined me in my practice on Saturday!
Such a beautiful family chanting time! Definitely bonding! Yesterday was one of those days when I didn’t get a chance to do it and caught up today and last night before she went to bed she said to me really worried, ‘Mummy we didn’t do yoga today!!!’ so she is now hooked too!
Needless to say that the little one (11months old) beats us all in flexibility… her nose touches the ground effortlessly with her legs stretched right in front of her, no hint of a curve in her back!Louisa
Thanks Kate, I feel a new person. Now I want to start them (the course) over again.David
Thank you so so much for a truly glorious 21 days. They’ve been really wonderful and I’d definitely sign up to another course like that.
There was a wonderful simplicity and elegance to each day’s session that made them a pleasure to follow and I loved the individual parts – the yoga, the challenge, the colour and the mantra.
It was also very cheering to be greeted by you, every morning on YouTube!Claire
Quite sad to be finished! A real privilege to be involved.
Thank you kate and all the heartsongers! Can’t wait for the next one xDaire
Thank you Kate for Living Your Heartsong.. everyday you inspire me.
The practise has made me feel more grounded and I’m taking more care of myself.
Walking on the beach feeling the sand under my feet and the sun on my skin… a beautiful, calm, tranquil day.. time to reflect and go within.
Living Your Heartsong has been enlightening and powerful for me.
Kate’s teaching is precise, knowledgeable, and it magically follows a perfect pace that guided me through a beautiful practice.
Kate’s course course helped me to restructure my yoga practice, and I highly recommend it to everyone.
Thank you, Kate!Francesca