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Q&A with Lilly….and me. - February 10th, 2014

Meet Lilly Barels, my yoga partner in crime. And for those of you that don’t yet know me….Hello there.   In honor of the upcoming Wanderlust Teacher Training Program, Lilly and I threw together a little Q&A style interview to help you get to know us a little better. And maybe we can entice you to come train with us in Hawaii…   1.If you could be any fictional character, who would you be? LILLY: Pippi Longstocking KATE: I would be equal parts Wonder Woman, Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) and Nancy Drew.   2. Why Yoga? LILLY: Because it…

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My Latest Playlist… - February 4th, 2014

Here is my latest sound vehicle to 75 minutes of Groovy Vinyasa Bliss…. Canyon Reverie, R.Carlos Nakai Holocene, Bon Iver Get the Party Started, Damian Rice Under Your Hat, DJ Vadim I’ve Got This Friend, The Civil Wars Sons Gonna Rise, Citizen Cope Madness, Muse Electric Feel, MGMT Blood Bank, Holocene The Boys of Summer, KT Tunstall Heartbeats, Jose Gonzalez The World Keeps Turnin, Trevor Hall The Boxer, Mumford and Sons I Got You, Jack Johnson All We Are, Matt Nathanson Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard I’m Gonna be 500 Miles, Sleeping at Last Be There, John Cruz Somewhere Over the…

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Easy Meditation with a Gratitude Twist - November 27th, 2013

I came across a meditation early in my yoga journey, and it has proven to be quite useful in my personal healing and growth. I come back to it frequently, and it continues to be helpful in maintaining peace and harmony in my life, especially in my relationships.   The practice is simple, imagine that every single person in the world has been enlightened already. Yup…. everyone but you. You are the very last one. Each and every person has been sent back from The Land of Enlightenment to serve a purpose in the evolution of your consciousness. This includes…

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A Moment on my Soap Box and a Lovely Wrist Stretch. - November 19th, 2013

I am loving living in LA for one fairly obvious reason: yoga. It is everywhere. And although it has required me to stretch my definition of yoga a bit, I am really enjoying being a student. While living out in the country on Oahu, I was left to my personal practice much of the time, and truth be told, what I ask of myself is usually a bit lighter than what a class asks of me, so it feels really good to be told what to do. A heartfelt Mahalo to all the teachers out there who manage to gently,…

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Yoga Reflections from Beyond the Surface… - September 25th, 2013

In a time where there are countless interpretations and expressions of yoga being practiced across the globe, I am grateful for any and all yoga moments when I am reminded of what matters most……and for me it’s not found in a handstand, although handstands are fun, what matters most is found in the heart. A recent experience I had in India while filming Beyond the Surface offered me the perfect yoga moment, and it reminded me of why I embraced the practice in the first place. As part of the film project we spent a few days exploring fellow team…

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