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Katie

Yoga Teacher

@yogawithkatiegroves

What was your journey to becoming a yoga teacher?

I fell totally in love with Yoga whilst completing my teaching degree at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. Being always a generally busy and social person, yoga taught me to slow down and appreciate silence and stillness. Throughout my time working as a Secondary School teacher, practising yoga in the evenings was the antidote to the stresses and demands of the job which led me to eventually take the leap and change my pathway to teaching this full time. I feel yoga has transformed my life and taught me how to be the best version of myself each day which is why I feel so passionate about sharing and teaching my experiences now with others.

What does your downtime look like?

Downtime for me would be reading the magical words of Yung Pueblo with a glass of wine!

If you weren’t a yoga teacher, what would you be?

A Nomad ... so I can travel the world!

How does practicing yoga help your day to day life?

Yoga has taught me to accept everything exactly how it is! When I arrive on the mat I find pockets of stillness which help me to see things more clearly, deal with challenging situations calmly and see things from a different perspective. Practising yoga each day helps me to process thoughts, feelings and emotions that I would usually suppress in my daily life.  I understand how powerful the mind is and how to simply observe my thoughts. When I bring my attention to the present moment whilst on the mat, I develop self awareness and a greater understanding of how to be still. I'm able to let go of thinking about future and past so I can not only observe what is happening in the world, but what is happening within.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

'Trust the Process'!  Remembering the 'process' is never easy, in fact sometimes challenging and unclear. The belief that everything will align in its own weird, beautiful way.

A fun fact about you?

I regularly like to jump into the splits for fun :)

Katie
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