“As a regular long distance runner I feel it is important to offset the impact of my training with other activities. I have been practising yoga for a few years, mostly focussing on vinyasa, but noticed my flexibility wasn’t really improving due to the amount of running that seemed to be counteracting it. Kate recommended yin yoga to me, describing it as “yoga for ninjas” and I was immediately intrigued! After a few practices I am now converted, the effect has been that I can feel my deep tissues being targeted and problem areas are stretched and released. My running has improved noticeably since I have been practicing yin regularly and my post-run routine now includes a few favourite yin poses. Yin is a challenging practice but incredibly rewarding!
My last marathon was incredibly uncertain as I had a lot of injuries in the left glutes/IT that eventually caused a lot of pain in the last six miles (still got a PB and 46th lady out of 1200!) and the half saddle last night was the perfect way to let off the tension that had built up there. Yin compliments running so well xxx”
~Amy, Regular Yin Yogi and Runner 2016
“Another wonderful retreat with Kate. The Faralya Hotel and its hosts were amazing – made us all feel so welcome and special, you could tell they really cared. The food was super yummy – lots of it! I really enjoyed the day out at the beach and the day on the boat with the group was lots of fun. I cannot say enough positive adjectives to describe the wonderful group of people I was privileged to spend the week with. It does wonders for the soul to spend so much time with such awesome, like-minded, funny, inspiring people.
And Kate…well she is just the best 🙂 She provided us with amazing, uplifting, inspirational and heartfelt yoga and meditation practices – it is hard not to be refreshed, motivated and energised after spending a week with Kate. I felt my practice progress throughout the week and my karmic seeds were cooking hee hee. Thank you for allowing us to share in your passion and enthusiasm! Bring on the next retreat!”
Rebecca, Faralya Turkey 2016
“Thank you so much for organising the retreat! I had a really brilliant time, met lots of fab people and improved my yoga no end. Can we go back yet?”
Tim, Faralya Turkey 2016
“A fantastic experience, stunning location, attentive hosts, fab food and lots of it, I’m not normally vegetarian but felt great on the diet. This retreat has started me on a new journey yoga wise, I loved the spiritual side which is often missing in my gym yoga lessons. The day trip opportunities were balanced and thoroughly enjoyable. Great company. Kate was amazing, not only a fab yoga teacher offering exciting opportunities but attentive to every aspect of the holiday in a calm, loving and holistic manner. Will I do more retreats with Kate? You bet I will!”
Alison, Faralya Turkey 2016
“A wonderful retreat in Turkey – gorgeous weather, fabulous food and location, lovely hosts, great company and then there’s Kate, the most devoted and passionate yoga teacher I’ve ever known, who lives and breathes everything she teaches. She is such a master and brilliant teacher. I thought it would “just” be yoga but Kate’s approach encompasses a holistic healing and personal growth experience, which is right up my street. She is a beautiful gentle and amazingly strong soul, who shared her authenticity with us, ensuring lovely group dynamics.
I would highly recommend any retreat with Kate.”
Sarah, Faralya Turkey 2016
“I had a fantastic time at a lovely retreat with a super group of people.
It was a treat to myself as part of my 50th birthday celebrations.
I came away feeling that I had invested some precious time and money in myself! Thanks Kate!”
Jane, Lake District 2016
“I was unsure what to expect and was very nervous about going when I signed up for this retreat, but it went above and beyond my expectations.
“I have returned wanting to take things I have learnt about yoga and myself, forward in my life and can say I have definitely got the yoga bug! This is all down to Kate, she is an amazing teacher, a very insightful person and feel lucky that I found her when I did and decided to try yoga.
“I would definitely go away again with Kate teaching and thank her for the immense hard work she put into this retreat. She should be very proud of how it went and how much everyone enjoyed themselves. For me there were no negatives, nothing I disliked about the retreat, only the amazing positive week that I experienced with other like minded people.
“I cannot wait to see where she chooses for next year!! Love and light xxx”
– Sarah Boland, Rooted in Yoga Retreat 2015
“I think the schedule was really well thought out. I never at any time thought it was too full or not enough. There was definitely enought chillout time between practices. I really actually enjoyed getting up early which I thought I would struggle with but was surprisingly fine. I felt good throughout my practice and it never felt too much.”
– Amy Haggerty, Rooted in Yoga Retreat 2015
“I wanted to go on retreat for the last couple of years and I really am glad that I decided to. I would definitely go on another one. I had an amazing experience and got so much out of it. It was a good opportunity to reevaluate things for me and just space away from everything. I learned a lot. Thank you for guiding the week and setting out expectations which I think made the week what it was. I found the whole experience very emotional and empowering.
“I came back a lot happier than I was before I went. I feel lighter and very to deal with life with a fresh outlook and energy. Thanks for a brilliant week, Kate. I think you got everything spot on. Thanks for an amazing week and all your hard work.”
– Amy Haggerty, Rooted in Yoga Retreat 2015
“From my initial feelings of fear, insecurity and imbalance, I managed to find my feet, to grow, be grounded and learn a lot about myself in one short week. This was due to the daily practice, guidance, journaling and support from Kate and fellow yogis. I felt like I was in a place of safety and enouragement and non-judgement which allowed me to push past my own fears and spend time on thoughts that I generally avoid. I will take the yoga philosophy into my daily life and have continued a daily practice of yoga which was one of the things I wanted to gain from the retreat. Kate’s openness and honesty shines through which encourages me to be the person I knew I am deep inside. I wished I could have stayed another week!”
– Paula Johnson, Rooted in Yoga Retreat 2015
“Kate is so friendly kind and fun and yet manages to squeeze it all in and still be so professional with her classes. I am new to yoga a so she has been so good at taking her personal time to message and talk to me about things and make me feel welcome and relaxed. I can’t imagine ever stopping now xxx”
– Ani Munn
“Kate gently encourages a strong and deep yoga practice. Her classes really allow for individual mind and body unity that challenges but also requires humility and a sense of humour 🙂 I can’t get enough of her classes and always feel a deep sense of love and respect during our practice and feel mentally and physically rejuvenated afterwards. I highly recommend everyone to try a class or 2 out!”
– Rebecca Farrell
“Best yoga class I’ve ever been to! Kate is really talented, so lovely and puts a lot of care into every class.”
– Emily Parish
“Phenomenal session yesterday. An incredibly mindful experience which helped relax and loosen up my body for tasks ahead, aswell as plant healthy seeds of positive energy into my mindset. An incredible teacher, Kate made me feel relaxed,safe & looked out for as she helped me with poses I found unfamiliar. Aiding the stretch yet not allowing me too cause an injury. Her soothing and angelic voice led the meditation portion, making for an incredible sounding meditation practice with beautiful mantras and POWERFUL group oms.
“A must for all enthusiasts for healthy living. YOGA for all folks!!! Every time I’ve been the wide range of practitioners have always been welcoming.”
– Sam Lee Diplock
“Kate is an awesome yoga teacher”
– Danny Cheung
“Attended Kates Rocket yoga this evening and bloody loved it! I’ve always found it hard to find a challenging class for myself I just started teaching yoga this year but can never seem to progress my own practice so I’m so excited to have found this lady! Made me leave feeling uplifted and full of happiness 🙂 thank you Kate!”
– Sarah Weekes
“Amazing teacher and person. I have tried yoga else where and never really thought it could me my ‘thing’. Since I have been going to Kate’s practices it turns out it is! She has introduced me to rocket yoga which is demanding and sweaty, but with Kate’s teaching and encouragement each week I feel stronger and more confident. Now every week is a count down to Wednesday night 🙂 Thank you Kate x”
– Kim Harrison
“I have been attending Kate’s classes for nearly a year and my only regret is that I didn’t find yoga sooner ! Kate creates a wonderful, calming environment and is a very knowledgeable and caring instructor, who is always easy to approach with questions or for advice. In addition to the main classes, she also organizes some free events covering topics such as meditation throughout the year.
“The classes are a friendly mix of people of all ages , both male and female and I really do find that my attendance has opened up a whole new way for me of dealing with life’s little vicissitudes !
“I really can’t recommend them highly enough – as I have done to several of my friends in the last few weeks 🙂 Thanks Kate !”
– Scott Highway
“I thought that it was a great mix of practice. It was nice as it was relaxed and didn’t feel pressured in to attending everything and gave time and space for the practice. I liked that we had the opportunity to do some 1-2-1 things if wanted.
“What can I say? I can’t believe that I was even considering not coming! It was an amazing, unforgettable week filled with beautiful surroundings, gorgeous like-minded people, awesome yoga, lots of fun and laughter and scrumptious food. It was a perfect mix of yoga practice and relaxation, with plenty of time and space for both. By the end of the week I was feeling strong, healthy, happy, peaceful, loved and relaxed. What more could I ask for? Thanks Kate, it really was a wonderful week xxx”
– Beccy Bew, Rooted in Yoga Retreat 2015