Hi! I’m Kat. I’m the founder of Great Malvern Yoga and the person behind the business.
Great Malvern Yoga was born out of a deep desire to have a tranquil, dedicated studio space. Having taught previously in various public spaces, I decided it was time to find a space to call my own.
I’ve been teaching yoga for 8 years now and I can’t imagine doing anything else! Having joined an Ashtanga class in Ledbury many years ago, I declared to my husband when I arrived home after my second class that I was going to teach yoga. I felt a calling! The physical and mental benefits of yoga are too good not to be shared and I can’t wait to show you.
Many moons ago, I was a gymnast and a dancer. I’ve loved gymnastics particularly since a very young age. Unfortunately, very bad eyesight put paid to my gymnastics career, coupled with the fact that I’m not exactly your willowy-gymnast body-type either! My background as a gymnast and having body awareness since a very young age has been crucial in my development as a yogi. When I was seven years old, being able to bend like a contortionist was considered an asset but since becoming a yoga teacher I have realised that strengthening my hypermobile muscles is far more important as I age.
I completed my 200-hr Vinyasa Flow training in 2012 with Vidya Heisel. I have since trained with Jason Crandell and Kathryn Budig, amongst others. In 2016 & 2017 I completed Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Lo. Most recently, I trained with Greville Henwood to teach GroovyKids® Yoga. I am a Senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals, meaning I’ve been teaching for more than 8 years and taught more than 4000 hours of yoga.
My Vinyasa classes tend to be light-hearted and fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Anyone and everyone is welcome at my studio. You can only start from where you are! Just come along to a class and see what it’s all about.
Joining Our Team?
We are a lively, supportive team of yoga teachers. We support newly-qualified teachers and teachers who are new to Malvern.
- Regular meet-ups.
- Help with marketing yourself.
- Realistically-priced studio hire.