Kate is a certified and experienced yoga teacher specializing in vinyasa and prenatal yoga. Kate received her foundational teacher training from Wake Up Yoga under the direction of Corina Benner in 2010, and went on to studywith Corina Benner in 2012 and Prenatal Yoga with Jacci Gruninger of Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts in 2014. She continues to deepen her yoga practice and teaching through advanced training programs with two beloved teachers, Yoganand Michael Carroll of the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts, and Marlysa Sullivan of the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies.
Perhaps the greatest teachers of all, however, have been her two children, Silas and Cleo, and the transformational experience of pregnancy and childbirth. Throughout her pregnancies, Kate soaked up the wisdom of renowned midwife, Ina May Gaskins, and prolific Childbirth Educator, Penny Simkins, while maintaining a steady yoga practice. She became more and more curious about the parallels between the practice of yoga and the life-changing process of childbirth, and following Cleo’s birth in 2015, Kate began working towards her Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula certification through Birth Arts International.
Kate is inspired by the dedication of each student who comes to class, the wisdom and depth of ancient yogic texts, and the compassion of her teachers. She is profoundly grateful to Corina Benner for her guidance and support, and for fostering the Wake Up Yoga community she considers home. She is honored to share her love and knowledge of yoga.
Kate lives in South Philadelphia with her husband, Ted, and her little yogis, Silas and Cleo.