“In the still mind, in the depths of meditation, the self reveals itself”
― Bhagavad Gita
Yoga classes in the Stroud area
I offer a mixture of classes in and around the Stroud area, as well as one weekly zoom.
I took my first yoga class in 1998 whilst studying photography. I found the most beautiful, wise soulful teacher named Irene who opened the door of yoga for me as a deep spiritual practice. To this day, I consider her my heart teacher. She was humble, kind and wise.
I became a dedicated student and my path led me to Iyengar teachers - for which I am forever grateful. I found discipline and precision but over time I grew tired of the rigidity of the practice and another door opened to the world of Vinyasa Krama.
Writings, ideas and photographs
As 2022 draws to a close I’m not feeling the turn of a year but reflecting back over a decade. December marked an epic milestone for me- Inshallah , an end to a decade of cancer . I’ve been in a relationship with a building in London (The Royal Marsden) and in relationship with my…Read more
I’ve been finding myself longing to teach in London once again in the hustle and bustle of my favourite studio , the students that I taught for a long time who many of them with strong yoga practices and some of whom were teachers . I miss the advanced creative sequences that I used to…Read more
I’m lucky enough to live in the Cotswolds and to me its THE most beautiful countryside in England, its insanely beautiful. On my door stop is a place called the Rococo Gardens nestled amongst this next level countryside. Rococo Garden was fantastical in both its character and inspiration. Squeezed into a valley, with deceptive vistas…Read more
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim.
The better your practice, the brighter your flame.”
It's no exaggeration to say that Kate's yoga classes changed my life. I came to my first shortly after the birth of my second child, when I was struggling to find any time for myself. I immediately sensed that Kate's teaching was something special and started returning every week. Kate's classes are dynamic, breath-led vinyasa flows, skillfully taught, and they reliably offer a connection to that intangible 'other' that's the true gift of any yoga practice. Over time, they made me stronger, more flexible, less anxious and increasingly present in my own body. Since Kate moved out of London, I've continued practising yoga regularly, but I still deeply miss her unique classes. I envy anyone with her on their doorstep!
Rebecca Ley, writer