Kate started practicing hot yoga in 2014 after purchasing a Groupon for Fire Shaper on a whim. Instantly hooked on the heat, she visited a few other studios, but immediately came back to Fire Shaper because of the genuine staff, diversity of students, and welcoming atmosphere.

Kate’s passion for yoga grew as she continued to practice. Kate loved the mental peace and clarity that she gained each time she stepped onto her mat, and credits yoga as what helped get her through some of the difficult life events that she was experiencing at the time. Because of the deep healing and personal benefits she received from yoga, Kate knew that she wanted to share this gift with others. She became part of the work-study program in Rutherford in January 2017 and completed Fire Shaper’s 200-hour RYT Teacher Training program in August 2017. Kate got her Burn certification in September 2017 and went on to become 500-hour certified under the teaching of Raji Thron at Yoga Synthesis, graduating in November of 2018.

Kate encourages her students to practice self-love and acceptance while breaking through their mental barriers and challenging themselves physically. She hopes to show her students that anyone and everyone can enjoy the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits that yoga has to offer, no matter where they are at in their lives.