Kate is a vinyasa flow and restorative yoga teacher in the Boston area and has been teaching since 2010. She is known for her ability to weave together intelligent and well-crafted sequences built around a specific theme. In Kate’s classes, you can expect precise instructions to create dynamic postures that will work together to not only bring more strength and suppleness to the body, but also to bring the body, mind, and spirit into the present moment. This specificity not only creates a challenging physical practice, it also offers each student a profound opportunity to practice skillfulness in action.
Kate encourages her students to make choices based on their given circumstances, whether that means finding their edge of effort or taking an extra long savasana. This mindfulness is the essence of the practice of yoga, one that serves us all whether we are on the mat or off.
Kate graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in theatre education and acting. She completed her 200-hour training with YogaWorks and her 500-hour training with Down Under School of Yoga. She is honored to have the opportunity to train with some of the most senior and renowned yoga teachers in America, including Natasha Rizopoulos, Barbara Benagh, and Judith Hanson Lasater.
Flow: Hand to Big Toe Pose - A Master Class Kate Heffernan
Join Kate for a master class in exploring hand to big toe pose (supta padangustasana 1). We'll start with this pose under the easiest of circumstances & keep shifting it in space to create more & more dire circumstances in that same exact pose.
All Levels class
Suggested props: Two Blocks & One ...
Flow: Moving the Spine in All Directions • Kate Heffernan • 45 min
This class is focused on moving the spine in all six directions it is capable of moving: back bending, forward folding, twisting right & left & side-bending right & left.
Suggested props: Two Blocks & a Blanket
All levels class
Flow: Anti-Slouch Flow Class • Kate Heffernan • 55 min
Free up your upper back & chest with this twisty & back bending flow sequence. Exactly the antidote after a long day of sitting & slouching.
Backbending, Twisting, Heart Opening & Upper Back Mobilization
Suggested props: Two Blocks & a Blanket (maybe a strap if you are tight in the shoulders)
Pose Tutorial: The Myth of Squaring your Hips in Warrior 1 & 2 • Kate Heffernan
Do you have trouble squaring your hips in Warrior 1 or Warrior 2? Well good news! you’re not alone & your hips are not meant to square in either of these shapes. Join Kate Heffernan in this short tutorial that breaks down the alignment of the hips in Warrior 1 & 2.
Breaking Down & Building a Sustainable Chaturanga • Kate Heffernan • 8 min
This practice offers a tutorial on how to create an aligned chaturanga. Moving from the easiest variation to the most demanding so practitioners can feel empowered in the choice they make to create a sustainable, strong, & safe chaturanga in their flow practice.
Suggested Props: Two equal sized ...
Flow: Prepare to Stand on your Hands • Kate Heffernan • 25 min
Join Kate Heffernan for this short flow style tutorial towards handstand. This practice will work in a thoughtful way to create the building blocks needed to move in the direction of going upside down & standing on your hands.
Flow: Around the World Hips • Kate Heffernan • 25 min
Creating more mobility in the hips is one of the most common requests amongst yoga practitioners. Among other things, tightness in the hips and legs can contribute to difficulty moving and low back pain. This mini-sequence works to create space in all four sides of the hip, which will help to bri...
Flow: Around The World Shoulders • Kate Heffernan • 20 min
While the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, the realities of everyday life can cause the surrounding muscles to become stiff and painful. Whether it’s due to the hunch over your computer, phone, steering wheel, or garden – most of the everyday shoulder movement is minimal and can cre...
Flow & Restore: Relax & Renew Fusion • Kate Heffernan • 50 min
This grounding and calming practice that incorporates Restorative, Yin, and Slow Flow styles of yoga to create a deeply nurturing and nourishing experience. Through soft movements, both passive, and active, this class will offer the physical body space to alleviate physical tension focusing aroun...