About Kate This PR maven represents tourism, travel and lifestyle brands throughout the province and has offices in Vancouver, and the Okanagan. Clients: spas, wineries, destinations, chefs and restaurants, a hotel, an author, an interior design firm and a jewelry line.
When and why did you start practicing yoga? About five years ago, at the original Yaletown Yoga on Richards.
How has yoga been useful to you? The intensity of Hot yoga helps quiet my mind, a regular practice brings balance and strength and teacher training has provided a barrier to stress I didn’t know existed.
Yoga Teachers What teachers inspire you? Yogapod houses a number of inspirations: – Todd Inouye (you can still be edgy and love yoga) – Cindy MacDonald (her calming presence and perspective) – Shannon Mugajic (her tough classes—and her body is a work of art)
Learnings What challenging, or simply un-fun, life experience became an opportunity for you to learn? A roller coaster year of honesty, humility, forgiveness, courage and renewal. (New city, new business, new non-marital status.)
I learned that you get through it, that love and friendship mean everything, that you can eat nachos for a year straight and that everything really does happen for a reason.
Inspiration What inspires you? Possibility
Stress Buster How do you combat stress? Yoga, gym, chats with good friends, hugging the pug, walking, wine.
3 Books That Have Inspired You Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert Her journey inspired mine when I needed it most.