From a young age Kate’s calling has been to connect with people deeply and offer them compassion, empathy and counsel. She has been practising yoga for 10 years and comes from a family of three generations of yoga practitioners and teachers. As with many, she started yoga to get fit. However, what she gained was so much richer than that. At the time she began attending regular classes she was struggling with mental health and addiction issues which she ‘could see no escape from’. Yoga gave her a framework to take care of her body, surrender her fears to, focus her future on and consequently make huge transformations. The experience of transformation was not just due to the physical postures or Asanas, but instead a combination of practises that were offered to her by her teacher who was Integral Yoga trained.
She went on to complete her Yoga Teacher Training in October 2009. Since then she has been teaching yoga classes in the community for all age groups and ability levels. ‘Teaching yoga is an honour and a privilege which I offer with respect and compassion’. Kate completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Integral Yoga, which was founded by Sir Swami Satchidananda. Integral Yoga can be practiced by anyone of any age or condition and the structure of the class offers benefits to the entire body. It offers a complete system for transformation not just physical but also mental, emotional, and spiritual. In 2011 Kate completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Also in 2011 she received a Certificate through the Special Yoga Centre, to Teach Yoga to children with developmental difficulties with Jo Manuel. Following that in 2012 she completed a Yoga for Teens course with Charlotta Martinus. These courses led Kate to culminate her educational and professional skills and spiritual insights to offer therapeutic yoga sessions to children and young people.
‘I have witnessed yoga transforming the emotional disposition of young people providing, space, peace and openness in addition to a sense of personal achievement and a positive focus, taking the young person out of the mind and into the body’. As well as group classes at The Old Rectory Clinic Kate offers 1:1 therapeutic sessions which are bespoke tailored packages that take into account physical limitations and personal goals. These transformative sessions can support with many issues from injury rehabilitation right through to mental health issues.
The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton is conveniently located with easy access from Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath, Winterbourne, Westerleigh, Thornbury and the surrounding areas.
Current Holistic Therapies & Key Qualifications
- Certificate in Hatha Yoga Level One
- Post Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Treatments
Therapy fees: £8 per class | £40 per hour for 1:1 sessions
Availability: Monday - 1pm | Tuesday 7.00pm
Mobile: 07708 758370