RYT500 Yoga Instructor
Yoga Classes in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Globally Online
Build body awareness, strength, and confidence. Multi-level group classes grow with you as you learn and practice.
A personalized yoga practice tailored to your specific needs. Join me online or in-person (at a safe social distance).
A multi-dimensional approach to health and wellbeing
Yoga is for the WHOLE YOU.
Yoga takes a whole-person approach to wellness by uniting body, mind, and spirit. Incorporating physical postures, mindfulness and breathing practices, yoga helps you learn and understand yourself better on every level.
Improve body and breath awareness
Learn tools for stress release and emotional health
Feel better in your everyday life, on and off the mat
Yoga is beneficial to your physical body, improving strength, balance, and flexibility
Yoga practices train your brain to stay focused on a positive mindset
Yoga can help with managing stress and recovering from trauma
I teach yoga online and in-person to groups with a wide range of physical needs and abilities, so I often take a multi-level approach. We start with foundational alignment and breath awareness, and progress toward more advanced poses as you listen to your body’s guidance and feel ready for more challenge.
Pre-registration is required – sign up on the schedule below!
I'm not very flexible. Can I still do yoga?
Of course! I help my clients find a balance between stability and mobility, working with your own unique range of motion. A physical yoga practice (called hatha yoga) helps you build strength, balance, and flexibility. I can help you gain flexibility if that’s one of your goals, but you don’t need to be flexible to get started!
I have some physical challenges. Can I still come?
I have experience working with people who have limited mobility, shortness of breath, or chronic health conditions like Cystic Fibrosis. However, I am not a yoga therapist. If you have specific concerns, come prepared with guidance from your doctor so I can show you how to adapt any contraindicated yoga poses to suit your needs. We may need to do some solo sessions first, to make sure you know some safe modifications that you can use in group settings. Schedule a free 15 minute intro call if you want to talk more about your concerns.
What should I wear? Do I have to wear yoga pants?
SPANDEX NOT REQUIRED. Just make sure you wear clothes that you can move in easily through your whole range of motion, without binding. Yoga pants work, sweatpants work, but avoid clothes like jeans that can’t stretch or move with you, or clothing that’s so baggy it gets in your way.
I don't have a mat. What should I bring?
You will need a yoga mat (if we’re on a hard floor) or a beach towel (if we’re on the grass at a park). If you’re just getting started, don’t worry about getting the thickest most expensive mat you can afford. A thinner mat can actually be a bit easier to balance on. Just try to find one that’s grippy enough you don’t feel like you’ll slip if your feet get sweaty. I also recommend bringing a water bottle. You don’t need any fancy equipment, but if you buy only one yoga prop, make it a yoga block — they open up lots of different pose options and variations, so we use them a lot!
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment can be made at the time of booking (via credit card or the PayPal link in the scheduler), or you can pay check or cash on the day of class (exact change only).
In-Person Class Schedule (Gig Harbor, WA USA)
Currently masks are requested at the Key Peninsula Civic Center. People who are fully vaccinated are welcome to practice without masks at all other locations.
Yoga at the Civic Center
Mondays 8:30 am ($15/class). Book online to reserve your class.
Yoga at the Tom Taylor YMCA
Tuesdays 5:30 PM. Free with YMCA membership.
*NEW* Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga at the Fitlab
Thursdays 10:30 AM. This class combines a slow flow with relaxing restorative poses to heal the body and release stress. Rates starting at $15/class when you purchase a multi-class pass. First class free!
Online Class Schedule (Planet Earth)
Learning to Fly Flow at CF Yogi
Mondays in August at 10:30 AM Pacific /1 PM Eastern. FREE for people with CF!
*NEW* Slow Flow & Restorative Yoga at the Fitlab (ONLINE VERSION)
Thursdays 10:30 AM. This class combines a slow flow with relaxing restorative poses to heal the body and release stress. Yes – this is the same class I teach in person listed above… they have a cool hybrid setup so you can attend class from anywhere! Rates starting at $13/class for online attendance.
Want to focus on fine-tuning your alignment? Need some help managing stress or anxiety? One-on-one sessions give you customized tips and tools for your self-care toolbox.
$75/session pay-as-you-go, or $60/session when you book multiple sessions in advance with coupon code 60PLEASE.
Currently accepting new clients online only.
Credentials & Stuff:
RYT with Yoga Alliance since 2017
100 hour YogaFit for Warriors specialty certification in trauma-sensitive yoga
RYT500 through YogaFit since Nov 2020
Plus additional coursework in Healthcare-oriented yoga accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
What Students Say:
“Excellent class. It pushed me and gave me freedom to do what was right for me, and I felt great afterward.”
“I love Katie’s reminders to be mindful and present and to let today’s class be exactly what your body needs today, right now.”
“This was awesome! . . . Katie, you did great breaking things down and giving individualized help.”
I began practicing yoga in 2010 when my health took an unexpected downturn, and it quickly transformed by understanding of my own body and helped me turn things around. I became a yoga teacher so I could practice it safely on my own, and quickly discovered a calling in helping others use yoga to improve their health and navigate the ups and downs of daily life.
I’ve been teaching yoga since 2013, started teaching online in 2018 (long before COVID!), and I have taught yoga to people around the world from London to Japan and across the USA . . . and of course here in my hometown, Gig Harbor, WA.
Not sure yet? Schedule a quick intro call and let’s get to know each other.
Book a 15 minute call on my calendar and I’ll answer as many questions as I can.