Kate Moon’s love affair with yoga began just three short years ago when running (literally) past a studio in downtown Charleston. She saw a flyer for free a community class and stood outside waiting for the doors to open to try something new on. She had no idea the transformation that was about to occur – the class broke her open, made her stare at herself head on, face challenges, breathe alongside fellow yogi’s and step out of her comfort zone. She was hooked.
Following this moment Kate practiced avidly, cleaning studio floors and stinky towels in exchange for class lessons. It became her second home and shortly after her school where she earned her 200 hour Power Yoga certification. She has continued her education, earning a special certification in Y12SR (yoga and 12-step recovery), offering recovering addicts and anyone affected by addictive behavior a safe space to share their experiences and find release on the mat through asana and guided meditation – an additive to their 12-step programs.
Kate takes yoga with her everywhere she goes – from mountain tops, parks and beaches to city streets and studios. She continues to learn about her practice and grow as she teaches others to move and breathe into their bodies. The practice of staying and breathing through the difficult postures and challenging positions is a practice she takes with her off the mat and into life, which she encourages her students to practice as well. She encourages yoga to be done anywhere and at any time to come back to Center, even just through breath and meditation.
When Kate is not teaching or practicing yoga, you will likely find her running through the beautiful streets of Charleston (running – her other love affair), checking out the latest health food spot, sipping a cold brew coffee, cooking up a feast in her kitchen, or planning her next travels!