About Katie

My yoga journey started about four years ago, although I had no idea at the time.

Having participated and competed in many different sports over the years, my flexibility was poor and I was beginning to pick up more injuries. I knew I needed to improve my strength, flexibility and more importantly maintain bone density. I was attracted to yoga as it seemed to tick all those boxes and have the added benefit of bringing calmness into one's life. I signed up for a class and was instantly hooked.

Apart from improving strength, flexibility and overall well-being, yoga is a journey of self-discovery and discipline. One learns to discover one’s own true authentic self.

“The key to true power is not to chase an ideal version of ourselves but reveal the perfect self already within.”—Baron Baptiste

Two years ago, I found myself signing up for a 200-hour teacher training in Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga with the Brooke Hamblet and Niki Perry training school. Little did I know how much it would change my life. 

This year I added to my 200-hour teacher training with a Yoga Alliance Professional Yoga for Athletes and Sports Specialist accreditation. This was an 80-hour teacher training for yoga in sport run by Sarah Ramsden. Sarah has a huge amount of experience teaching yoga in professional sport. She has worked with several top premiership football clubs including Manchester United and City–including working with Ryan Giggs since his early 30's.

I now want to use the tools I have been given along with my life experiences, working in my early years as a Physiotherapist and later in the scientific publishing world, to inspire others to discover their true selves and the many benefits yoga can bring. From young to old and athletes and non-athletes.

If yogis leave my class feeling physical stretched, toned and mentally feel more positive, energised with a true sense of calm, I will be ecstatic.

“Anyone can practice yoga. It is not just what happens on the mat during a class but also what you take away with you.”

Make a positive decision to start your yoga journey and become part of the yoga community as I did and haven’t looked back. It’s never too late to become a Yogi.