As a west coast native who has spent the last 5 years living on the east coast in NYC and Miami, moving to Napa Valley has in many ways felt like coming home for Kate. Kate's journey to yoga began long before she became serious about her practice, when after college she recognized that she had developed many unhealthy habits, she joined a gym and met a phenomenal yoga instructor. Years later, in an impulse move to Miami, she reconnected with a good friend who encouraged Kate to attend a yoga teacher training. In the mysterious ways of the universe, Kate found a passion for yoga that has strengthened her existing relationships with family, friends, and even herself. Kate describes her classes as often alignment focused, and typically built toward a peak pose. Kate admits to being an arm balance junkie, and believes that life is more fun upside down! Therefore, in her classes you will refine basic poses while building the strength and flexibility to explore challenging variations of arm balances, inversions, and back bends. When not on the mat, Kate is an avid reader (currently fixated on American History during the Oregon Trail), traveler (whether to SF, Seattle, or South America), gardener, and tinker-er. Just ask Bob at Steve's Hardware ;).