Join us in honoring Katie Hadden as our Teacher of the Month. Katie graduated from Asheville Community Yoga’s 250hr teacher training while pregnant with her son and has been incredibly dedicated to sharing her practice ever since. She works at the VA and also teaches free yoga classes there for the staff and patients. Katie is intentional, focused and genuinely sweet. She often hangs out after class to help with floors and further connect with students. Be sure to step into her Mindful Flow on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, it is a blend of flow and mindful meditation, and encourages awareness of the experience of your mind, body, and soul. If you get the chance, be sure to check out her creative and thoughtful workshop offerings. We are so grateful to have Katie here donating her time to share her wisdom and knowledge with us! Here are some sweet words from Katie herself:
“There wasn’t really a question to let me say how much Asheville Community Yoga means to me. I feel so welcomed and at home whenever in the studio. My teacher training there will forever hold a transformational place in my life. I became pregnant with my now son early in that training and, could not have imagined a more supportive environment to navigate that pregnancy. Now pregnant again, I find myself incredibly distracted with working and having a toddler, but my yoga practice continues to call me forward and I’m again so thankful to be teaching and continuing my journey in yoga and life. Many MANY thanks to this little studio for being such an available source of love.”
What was the experience with yoga that got you hooked?
Yoga has been a strong healing force for me physically, emotionally, and mentally. Once connected with that, I couldn’t walk away.
What inspires you to continue yoga?
The need for continued balance in my life. The enjoyment of connecting my body and my mind.
What is your favorite pose?
Downward facing dog, planks, or cat/cow. I love the grounding energy of all of those.
What is your most challenging pose?
Seated forward folds, I have the tightest hamstrings ever.
What is your favorite time/place to practice?
Outdoors in the shade, preferably by a body of water.
How has yoga changed your life?
Yoga has been a therapeutic partner in helping me heal from many significant losses in my life.
What are 3 words you would use to describe yourself?
Creative, dependable, kind
Is there a recurring theme that runs through your yoga practice?
Likely connection with self and/or grounding
What is your mantra?
I am stronger than I know.
How did you find Asheville Community Yoga?
Attending a class years ago with a friend.
Many thanks to you Katie! If you haven’t been to Katie’s class yet- check it out!