Kate is a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher, having completed her BWYQ 500 hour yoga diploma. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and decided to turn her passion into her profession and share the benefits of yoga with others.
Her yoga journey began with weekly classes in her twenties. She came to the mat for the physical benefits of yoga and soon realised that after each session she felt better, calmer and more confident. It became quickly evident that the greater benefits of yoga went way beyond striving for the 'perfect body' and were more about acceptance, self-confidence and self-care. This was followed by a lot of big life events, including relocating from London to Horsham, the inevitable commute to work and starting a family. Yoga was squeezed into the little time she felt able to make for it, until a chance encounter with a fantastic local yoga teacher (who has since become a fabulous friend and yoga mentor) firmly cemented her back on her route to yoga through her weekly classes.
It was during one of these classes that Kate was introduced to the Dale Carnegie quote "If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy" which became a family mantra and spurred Kate to make a number of positive life changes; the biggest of which was to enrol on a BWY Foundation course and begin the route that led her to train as a yoga teacher.
Kate set up The Yoga Batch in 2016 beginning with very small classes from home which involved moving lots of furniture! A house move in 2017 enabled Kate to offer a larger home studio space for classes and individual private yoga tuition, whilst also being able to expand into running yoga retreats, providing work place yoga and offering community & charity yoga classes.
As a regular runner, she experienced first hand the benefits that a regular yoga practice had on her own running. She began offering regular post-run stretch guidance for Mel's Milers running club, which she has been a member of for several years, and from this the programme of Yoga for Runners and Athletes evolved. Since then, Kate has completed a vocational qualification through Yoga Alliance Professionals in Teaching Yoga in Sport and to Athletes.