Kate Healy Dykes has been practicing Yoga since the late ‘70s. She has successfully encouraged raw beginners, added value to the practice of seasoned intermediates, and taught those suffering from chronic pain how to find relief. Her long history as a medical Massage Therapist helps her empathize with those who hurt and gives her the Know-How to make a difference.
She has been a serious student of senior-level Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vini-Yoga instructors, including Joan White, Manju Jois and Gary Kraftsow. Kate has maintained a 20+year student-teacher relationship with Dona Holleman, one of Iyengar's leading students since the early 1960s, an international icon and powerful trail-blazer for Women in Yoga everywhere.
Gerard Arnaud, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yea and Seane Corn have also deeply influenced Kate, who had the good fortune to be present during the birth of the Modern Vinyasa Movement in the ‘80s & ‘90s. She integrates their playful flows into her classes, modifying her sequences so they are accessible to all..
Yoga is a way of life for Kate. She truly believes that Every Body is capable of receiving the profound benefits of Yoga, provided they are met exactly where they are. Generous sprinkles of compassion, intelligence and the kind of humor that makes us better able to laugh at ourselves also don't hurt a bit!