Teachers

As a Reikimaster, Kat is an alleviator of the body. Motivated to teach and help others getting their minds out to connect with body and breath, to be more present. Practicing yoga since her freshmen quarter Fall 1997 at CalPoly, her practice deepened as the years passed. Teaching yoga informally while teaching surf lessons for Sandbar Surf Company with her surfing dog Saint since 2013, she will guide you into asana, breathwork, and meditation. Restorative, yin, gentle, flow and alignment oriented yoga are emphasized. Tapping into the nectar of yoga, she provides a cushion from which to sit on and come into balance with. As a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, she can incorporate diet and asana recommendations to achieve balance within. Being in the field of healthcare for over a dozen years as a certified phlebotomist technician, lab assistant, nurse assistant, and nursing student, she is motivated for self-care. Her many years of mechanical engineering, nursing, biochemistry, biological sciences help her see the anatomical, physiological aspects and importance for alignment. Studying the Patanjali's Sutras, yogic philosophy, and original texts, she has aligned herself with ancient wise theories. Applying them to form and function is an everyday practice.

As a Reikimaster, Kat is an alleviator of the body. Motivated to teach and help others getting their minds out to connect with body and breath, to be more present. Practicing yoga since her freshmen quarter Fall 1997 at CalPoly, her practice deepened as the years passed. Teaching yoga informally while teaching surf lessons for Sandbar Surf Company with her surfing dog Saint since 2013, she will guide you into asana, breathwork, and meditation. Restorative, yin, gentle, flow and alignment oriented yoga are emphasized. Tapping into the nectar of yoga, she provides a cushion from which to sit on and come into balance with. As a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, she can incorporate diet and asana recommendations to achieve balance within. Being in the field of healthcare for over a dozen years as a certified phlebotomist technician, lab assistant, nurse assistant, and nursing student, she is motivated for self-care. Her many years of mechanical engineering, nursing, biochemistry, biological sciences help her see the anatomical, physiological aspects and importance for alignment. Studying the Patanjali's Sutras, yogic philosophy, and original texts, she has aligned herself with ancient wise theories. Applying them to form and function is an everyday practice.

As a Reikimaster, Kat is an alleviator of the body. Motivated to teach and help others getting their minds out to connect with body and breath, to be more present. Practicing yoga since her freshmen quarter Fall 1997 at CalPoly, her practice deepened as the years passed. Teaching yoga informally while teaching surf lessons for Sandbar Surf Company with her surfing dog Saint since 2013, she will guide you into asana, breathwork, and meditation. Restorative, yin, gentle, flow and alignment oriented yoga are emphasized. Tapping into the nectar of yoga, she provides a cushion from which to sit on and come into balance with. As a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, she can incorporate diet and asana recommendations to achieve balance within. Being in the field of healthcare for over a dozen years as a certified phlebotomist technician, lab assistant, nurse assistant, and nursing student, she is motivated for self-care. Her many years of mechanical engineering, nursing, biochemistry, biological sciences help her see the anatomical, physiological aspects and importance for alignment. Studying the Patanjali's Sutras, yogic philosophy, and original texts, she has aligned herself with ancient wise theories. Applying them to form and function is an everyday practice.

I'm Kate Gruber, a RYT200 yoga teacher excited to share my love of yoga with you. Although yoga intrigued me since high school gym classes where the teacher just played a yoga video (those were my favorite gym days!), I began practicing regularly in 2014. Looking for something new to do on a vacation, I stumbled across a hot flow yoga studio and decided to give it a try.

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Kate Potvin, E-RYT-200, RYT-500

Kate is passionate about educating and empowering women to connect: with their bodies, their inner selves, and each other. Her thoughtfully sequenced classes cultivate space to turn inwards and dig just a little deeper in order to create transformation. She brings a sense of depth and calm to fertility and restorative yoga, but also likes to challenge her students in vigorous vinyasa classes.

Kathleen's first yoga instructor was her mother, who began teaching yoga when Kathleen was a teenager. Kathleen found yoga extremely helpful for her back pain related to scoliosis. She introduced it to many friends during college to reduce stress and dove deeper into her practice during a semester abroad in India. She enjoys sharing her love of yoga with others by helping them gain greater body awareness and most importantly, relax.

Yoga taught me so much about myself and has filled me with self-acceptance and self-compassion, which is why I love to share this with others! I completed my 230 hour training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis in March of 2016 and am continuing my advanced 300 hour training there as well. I teach with a heavy focus on mindfulness to help students to bring awareness to body, mind, and spirit. I have my Masters in Counseling Psychology and am a Mental Health Practitioner working towards my License in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Keri Honea has, in all honesty, not been practicing yoga for decades. She was talked into trying out yoga with a friend in 2014. Keri begrudgingly went, strongly believing that yoga was just a bunch of hippie dippie baloney. By her first class, she was HOOKED. A few months in, she wanted to be a teacher. Yoga completely changed her life. As such, she couldn’t keep it all to herself. She had to share yoga with others and hopefully change their lives the way only yoga can.

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Ahimsa-Yoga with Keri

Keri Knutson – yoga teacher, Official Yoga Instructor of the Rockford IceHogs, Rockford native, and 20 year practitioner of yoga, Keri is trained in and currently teaches Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and chair/therapeutic yoga in Rockford/Rockford area. Her journey has included studying the history, lineage, philosophy, and systems of traditional Hatha and Raja Yoga, Anusara, Bhakti, Iyengar, and Integral Yoga – focusing on Vinyasa Flow to deepen her own practice.

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