Kate began practicing yoga in high school to compliment her cross-country and track workouts.  In college, she led “Yoga for Runners” for all members of the women and mens track and field and cross country teams.  A competitive runner for over nine years, Kate turned to Ashtanga yoga full-time after graduating from Kenyon College.  She moved to Washington, DC, and began the Advaita Teacher Training Program under the direction of Margaret Townsend and Suzanne Leitner-Wise, dedicated practicioners of Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, respectively.  Before the completion of her training, she was recruited by several yoga studios in DC, where she began to teach regular classes.  She is currently certified at the 200-hour level through Yoga Alliance. 

Kate moved to Charlottesville, VA in 2005 to pursue a MS and PhD in Ecology at the University of Virginia. Kate taught two classes a week at Ashtanga Yoga Charlottesville between 2005 and 2011. She also studied Sanskrit and Hindi through UVa’s Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Culture.

Kate moved to New York in 2011 to work at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Her research took her to Kenya and Tanzania, where she lived for three years studying sustainable agriculture. Wherever she went, her little green yoga mat went, too! Kate also spent time in Cape Cod at the Marine Biological Laboratory, where she taught yoga over the summers. 

In 2014, Kate moved back to Washington, DC to a faculty position in the College of Agricutlture and Natural Resources at University of Maryland. With help from her yogi friends, she found Kali Yoga and Michael Joel Hall's Mysore program. She teaches Vinyasa at 5:30 on Thursday evenings at Kali. Come join her at the studio!

She strives to strike a balance between sthira (steadiness) and sukha (ease) in her classes – inviting her students to release their expectations of the practice and be present with how the body organizes itself around each and every breath. Kate is available in the evenings for private instruction.  Private lessons will be tailored to the student's individual goals (both physical and emotional) and may include vigorous vinyasa, Ashtanga primary series, or Restorative/Yin yoga.