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katy bateman

Katy has been practicing yoga since her early 20’s, and first started teaching yoga in 2010. As a Yoga Alliance Registered Senior Yoga Teacher, her teaching style and practice has shifted and changed over this period, but has always stayed aligned and connected to the teaching principals of Anusara® yoga. Now an Anusara-Inspired yoga teacher, Katy is thrilled to share her passion for a school of yoga that has helped shaped not just her practice, but emotional and spiritual life.

Katy teaches classes and workshops at studios, festivals and events national and internationally. She’s thrilled to team up with the wonderful Chloë Faulkner to offer retreats in Europe and globally.

Initially teaching children's yoga through SE London, Katy was able to combine her degree in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education to help children learn yoga through play, engage with their imaginations, and feel confidant expressing themselves verbally, physically and emotionally. It was a quick progression to her YA 200 certification, under the guidance of Bridget Woods - Kramer, who she continues to study with and assist today.  

Katy takes great pleasure applying her training as a workshop facilitator, having studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, into her yoga classes. Having studied how to use drama as a tool for social and emotional change, it felt like a natural side step to apply this methodology and ethos into her yoga teaching. It also helped greatly in her communication skills as a teacher, and eagerness to develop, teach and empower students in their practice -  which is why elements of class can feel like mini workshops (!)

Katy classes are playful and creative and have a strong focus on safe alignment in every pose. The heart opening and self affirming Universal Principals of Anusara Yoga can be applied to every style of yoga, be it dynamic, restorative or somewhere in-between (!) Expect to use props, make new friends and have a bit of fun during class!

“ Yoga is connection with everything- not just with individuals' bodies, breath + mind, but to also connection to the people and world around you. The combination of awareness of universal, as well as personal connection is (for me!) the key to spiritual growth.  One my greatest hopes is that the students who attend my classes are able to  build friendships, and have a sense of community, in and outside of the classroom.”