Kathy Stewart, informally known as ‘Kat’, began her fitness career at the age of 17. As a certified fitness and aerobics instructor in 1978, she eventually became the Aerobic Director and manager at La Cancha Fitness Center in Napa, in the early 80’s. Moving to HealthQuest Fitness center in 1990, she continued to teach group fitness and stretch classes. As her personal spiritual journey progressed into meditation, she moved into the depths of Yoga. In 2004, she completed a twelve month Anusara yoga training at Yoga Kula in Berkeley. Her practice follows the 8-limb path of yoga, which focuses on asana postures, pranayama breathing techniques, concentration of mind and meditation as movement.
Kat holds a Yoga Alliance 200RYT certificate. She continues to expand her knowledge with regular workshops, trainings and retreats.
Her classes incorporate many schools of yoga including Kundalini yoga, Bhakti mantra repetition, Qigong and techniques to remove emotional energy blocks. She teaches all levels of yoga practice with a specialty in Pranayama based Gentle and Restorative Yoga. She also inspires the little ones by teaching yoga in elementary after-school programs. Teaching yoga is a great joy and service in her life. Living yoga and creating a life practice is what she wishes to inspire