Katie Malik

RYT200 Yoga Instructor

Yoga Classes in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Globally Online

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Group Classes

Build body awareness, strength, and confidence. Multi-level group classes grow with you as you learn and practice.

Solo Sessions

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

Physical Benefits

Yoga is beneficial to your physical body, improving strength, balance, and flexibility

Mental Benefits

Yoga practices train your brain to stay focused on a positive mindset

Emotional Benefits

Yoga can help with managing stress and recovering from trauma

Group Classes

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).

Online Class Schedule 

Yoga for Every Body (on Zoom, hosted by CF Yogi)

Mondays 10 AM Pacific /1 PM Eastern. $10/class suggested donation.

Morning Flow (hosted at Moxie.xyz)

Fridays 10 AM Pacific /1 PM Eastern. Pay-what-you-can ($15/class suggested).

In-Person Class Schedule (Gig Harbor & Tacoma, WA USA)

Yoga at Tom Taylor YMCA (Gig Harbor)

Tuesdays 4:30 PM Eastern (45 minutes). Limited to 7 participants. Sign up for a spot here on the YMCA website.

Free for YMCA members – guests are not permitted at this time. Masks are required in the facility except while actively exercising (you don’t have to wear it on your mat during class, though you are welcome to keep it on if you prefer). 

Solo Sessions

A personalized practice to help you build your foundations, or deepen your yoga knowledge.

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.

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Credentials & Stuff:

RYT200 with Yoga Alliance since 2017

100 hour YogaFit for Warriors specialty certification in trauma-sensitive yoga

RYT500 in progress through YogaFit (est. completion Jan 2021)

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.”

About Me

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.

 

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