Kate is the director of the Gentle Yoga Program, guiding Chair Yoga, Gentle Vinyasa and Traditional Vinyasa classes at Yoga Union CWC in SE Portland, Oregon. She also enjoys a meaningful private practice as a licensed massage therapist. Kate truly understands the needs of people working through physical challenges. She helps her yoga students to focus on what they can do safely, moving towards what feels good and nourishing. Creating a strong spirit of community, Kate's classes are playful, fun, and welcoming to everyone!
This inspirational class is great for older beginners, arthritis, limited mobility, general stiffness, injuries, chronic pain, or fatigue. Traditional yoga postures are modified & guided in stages, with an emphasis on steady breathing, and self awareness. Chairs are available for seated poses, resting, and to help with balancing postures. This is yoga you can do in an office setting, or with a park bench.
Gentle Vinyasa Yoga
Build better balance! (Flowing yoga w/ Sun Salutations -No Chairs) Great for beginners or experienced students who can get up and down from the floor comfortably without help.
Link your breath with mindful movement, as you flow slowly through modified sun salutations.
Build strength, flexibility, and balance skills while focusing on safe alignment. Gentle on the wrists!
Follow your breath through this dynamic practice and set your body in motion. Explore your ability to move from pose to pose, while grounded in clear alignment. Vinyasa, meaning “to move with breath,” is a graceful practice that teaches stillness in motion and inspires creativity.
More weight bearing on hands and knees than Gentle Vinyasa, but taught with some modifications offered.