Kate first came to yoga as a junior in college. She was a double major in molecular biology and dance at the University of Illinois. Fortunately, one of her dance professors was a skilled yogin who inspired her path. Kate has been dedicated to the study of the physical, philosophical, and meditative aspects of the practice for fifteen years. She has completed over 1,000 hours of training with hatha yoga teachers like Darren Rhodes and Christina Sell, and thousands of hours of ongoing Buddhist and yogic philosophical study with her teachers Mira Shani, Kimberley Lafferty, Douglas Veenhoff, and Jarret Levine- all of to whom she is supremely grateful.
Having spent 5 years as a senior editor for a major web publication, the opportunity to design online yoga and relaxation courses for PAC was a perfect merging of her past experiences. She has developed Yoga I (PAC 294) and Relaxation (PAC 201) for Ecampus, and she is currently developing Yoga II (PAC 295).
Kate completed her Master's degree at OSU in Applied Religious Ethics with emphases on Buddhist/Yogic philosophies, psychology, and contemplative pedagogy. In 2018, she had the wonderful privilege to spend a year in solitary retreat to study and practice meditation full-time. She presently works for the School of Psychological Sciences at OSU as the Contemplative Studies Coordinator and Contemplative Studies Minor Advisor, in addition to her instructional role in the PAC department.
Kate is certified to teach yoga through Yoga Alliance at the 500 E-RYT level.