Teachers + Influences 
Yoga: Moses Brown | Desiree Rumbaugh | Noah Maze | Donna Farhi | Tara Judelle | 
Philosophy/Meditation: Carlos Pomeda | Sally Kempton | Paul Mueller-Ortega | Hareesh Wallis | Lorin Roche
Movement: Contact Improvisation | Conscious Dance | Body Mind Centering 
Psychology: Somatic Experiencing | NonViolent Communication (Anna Groves/Robert Gonzales) | Livia Cohen Shapiro - Applied Psychology for Yogis | Matt Licata | John Welwood | Rae Johnson
Trauma Work: Bessel van der Kolk | Judith Herman | Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) | Jane Clapp

Astrology: Lawson Bracewell (Esoteric Astrology) | Graham Ibell (Psychological Astrology)

WritersJohn O'Donohue | David Whyte | Gary Snyder | Wordsworth | Rumi


Katie has been teaching yoga and guiding body centred exploration since 2005. She is an ERYT-500, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Yoga Teacher Trainer, Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and was a certified Anusara Yoga teacher for many years.

In her group classes, Katie teaches dynamic alignment in progressive and sustainable flow. In this practice, "aligning" is not about looking any particular way or getting it "right" but rather about using reference points in the body to focus our attention, deepen our sensory awareness, and coordinate our movement in intelligent patterns that reflect wholeness rather than fragmentation.

Deeply informed by a long time studies in non-dual Tantra and current interests in applied psychology, Non Violent Communication (NVC), Somatic Experiencing, and creative movement practices, Katie weaves practicality, relevance, and soulful intention into her teachings in ways that are accessible, down to earth, and
change making. 

Katie offers workshops, immersive study programs, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings at studios across New Zealand and overseas. Outside of groups, she is devoted to supporting whole person healing in one-on-one yoga therapy and body centred conversations. Katie works with both physical rehabilitation and with mental/emotional health and offers ongoing mentorship|supervision for yoga teachers and yoga therapists. 

Outside of the yoga room, Katie is completing postgraduate study in Counselling and training in Peter Levine's body psychotherapy modality, Somatic Experiencing. 

She is the original founder of Grassroots Yoga in Christchurch, the city where she lived and taught yoga for 11 years. Grassroots Yoga continues to thrive, remaining a centre of high calibre yoga instruction infused with intention and heart.

Katie lives in Wellington with her partner Kether, enjoys sharing time with his two active 13 year old boys, humbly learns to mountain bike and surf, and grows daily in her love of the wild and windy south coast.
Katie is currently on a teaching sabbatical until July while she enjoys the recent arrival of her daughter Zoe. 

Photos by Catherine Adam