Strength. Balance. Perspective. Kindness. A shared experience. A grounding. Flight, physically and metaphorically. For me, at its core, yoga is a way to get out of my head and into the universe. Yoga is, simply, showing up for yourself."
Kate was first introduced to yoga through acting classes in college, and has been practicing for over a decade. She received her RYT-200 in 2013 through the American Viniyoga Institute and is registered with both AVI and the Yoga Alliance. She has also studied yin yoga and meditation with Josh Summers and chakra vinyasa with Coral Brown.
She aims to share the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits she has received from a deep and consistent practice with her students, helping them to find their own mind-body connection and move toward balance and body acceptance. Her style of teaching is challenging, energizing, creative, and rooted in the belief of individualizing asana to the practitioner.
Outside of yoga, Kate is a theater director, dramaturg, and creative producer, working as the artistic associate for The Wilbury Theatre Group, and in the development office at Trinity Repertory Company, where she also teaches yoga at the Young Actors Summer Institute. Kate loves spin class, weight training, and yoga on the beach. She lives in Providence with her two fantastic fur babies.
Kate Kataja instructs the following:
Vinyasa: Advanced Warm
Vinyasa: Advanced Warm will get you moving and sweating while you flow from one pose to the next with the rhythm of your breath. Taught under our infrared radiant heater that will warm you to the bone, like sun at the beach, only here, no sand!
Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.
Vigorous yoga offers disciplined and challenging practices that help you to build endurance, strength, flexibility and fortitude. Our vigorous classes welcome all who are seeking physical and emotional fitness.