Kate Voorhes (RYT-200) is a licensed Wilderness EMT, Alpine Ski Patroller, and volunteer rescuer. She joins her passions for healing the body from trauma, anatomical alignment and creative sequencing to help people cultivate self-love and acceptance.
She initially developed a consistent yoga practice in high school to build strength and to overcome injuries from athletics in soccer, cross-country, and skiing. Though drawn to the vigorous discipline of ashtanga and vinyasa yoga, over time, she discovered the slower sequences required the most strength, of both body and mind.
When diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease that causes debilitating pain and fatigue, Kate found yoga and meditation to be essential tools in relieving stress and symptoms, and maintaining balance. Physical engagement and mindful movement were her gateway into relaxing into stillness, clearing her mind, and developing a strong, positive connection to her body.
Kate completed her 200-hour YTT at the Kripalu School of Yoga in the Berkshire mountains of Stockbridge, MA, studying under Jurian Hughes, Jennifer Reis, and Kari Harendorf, and is additionally certified in Trauma-Informed yoga teaching practices.
She has a love for arm balances and dance music. In class, she focuses on transitions between postures and becoming familiar with the body’s innate intelligence. Outside of teaching yoga, Kate can be found writing songs, singing and playing guitar, skiing, rock climbing, cycling, hiking and running trails in the mountains.
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