"Whenever I see Kate, whether it is for a yoga class, a nutrition workshop, or for a rejuvenating massage, I instantly surrender. I don't know what it is, but whenever I'm in her presence, I let go. All the tension I hold inside, both in my mind and in my body, slowly drains away until I find myself in a supple state of wonder, of contentment, and of grace. Full of grace. Kate is not one to rush an experience, a yoga pose, a time for refection, or even a good foot rub. Her intention to her practice shows in how she takes care of her students and her clients. I feel validated, honored, respected, and ultimately, whole again. In this frenetic, frantic world in which I abide, I need constant reminders to slow down, breathe, stretch, and nourish myself. Every class with Kate is an opportunity for this renewal. It is a gift I give to myself and which, ultimately, allows me to continue to give to others in my life. Thank you so much, Kate! "
~Meg Allison, Library Teacher/ Technology Integration
" I love Kate's holistic approach to nutrition. She reminded me of not only feeding my body but my emotional life. This brought some much needed attention on how to fuel my body (and soul) in a very busy and hectic life. Kate's suggestions for snacks, meals and hydration were simple and ideal. Her talks are refreshing, honest and a real nutritionally enlightening experience."
~Becky Widschwenter, Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer, owner of Mindful Movement with Becky
"I really appreciate Kate's clear and knowledgable approach to healthy living. The information she shares can be easily incorporated into a busy schedule and her approach is realistic and encouraging. After one of her classes I was inspired to add more greens into my life to kick up the nutrition! "
~Indy Ewald, Yoga Instructor/Worksite Health Promotion Specialist
"Kate's knowledge of nutrition is outstanding! Even though I'm nutritionally conscientious, I always learn new information from her. I hope to continue learning from Kate as I forge ahead on my quest for health and peace of mind."
"I so enjoyed my massage from Kate. I feel refreshed and ready to start the week! The studio space is both relaxing and gorgeous- the massage- transported me to a place of well-being! I can't say thank you enough!"
~Laurie E. Berryman, Ed. D/Vermont Student Assistance Corporation/Gear Up Manager
"During Kate's 6 month program, I was able to create positive change for my body, mind and spirit. Together, we worked to move forward on personal challenges with exquisite, small changes that have made a big difference for my health and well being over time. "
"Working with Kate was the perfect fit for me and my family. Unsure of my direction when I began, Kate was able to help me prioritize my goals in a way that was both manageable and effective. Her approach is the perfect mix of personal and professional and she had the amazing ability to customize my program to meet my specific needs/goals."
"Kate's work with our staff gave us time to slow down, to breathe and to reconnect with our own bodies inner rhythms. As teachers, we spend so much of our day in "output" mode with students that it was refreshing to have some time for some much needed "input" to stretch, to breathe and to re-energize our bodies. Taking this time for ourselves helps us to have more energy for our students, as well as for our lives outside of school. Practicing yoga with our colleagues also helps to build a community of support-giving importance to the process of realigning ourselves regularly and taking the time to do the things that encourage us to lead more balanced lives."
~Sara Baker, Moretown VT /School Educator
Since that time, I have had the honor of collaborating with Kate as we co-created our Chakra Yoga Mini Retreats.
I have also had the pleasure of receiving massage from Kate and being a participant in her yoga class! I have received many massages from various people in my life & can honestly say that I melted away in Kate's hands, as I felt very safe, nurtured and tended to with the gentle, kindness & presence necessary to fully relax and "let go" in a session. Kate's gentle compassion flows thru her yoga classes as well, so that participants can let go of any self judgement and simply "BE" in the moment with their own yoga practice.
I highly recommend contacting Kate if you wish to make positive changes in your life thru nutrition, or relaxation with massage or yoga! Kate lives this holistic lifestyle with great sincerity and grace. Her beautiful skill set & intention to help others is crystal clear & her communication skills are always so genuine & caring that you will also feel that you have made a friend. "
"Kate was my first yoga instructor many years ago. Since that time, she has continued to gently guide me through the basics and has helped me to develop my practice, allowing me to get so much from my yoga experience. She also gives a fabulous massage! "
~Kelly McMullen-Fekert / GroovyGreenDesigns
"In Kate's presence you will immediately begin to relax. She is compassionate, understanding, accepting and non-judgmental. Kate offers a wealth of information and knowledge about yoga and health and, more importantly, this knowledge is informed by a deep wisdom gained from her own personal experience. With her support, I have increased insight about my fluctuations of consciousness and she has helped me to slow down, relax, accept reality, and take better care of myself."
"I have a busy life working full time and I have 3 young children. Sometimes I forget about myself and the balance that's needed to maintain a healthy, happy life. Kate helps me to find that balance and helps me to remember my body and mind need nurturing and care so I can bring that back to my family. I have experienced one on one yoga classes with Kate where she has tailored the practive to meet my needs. I always feel so much better and open afterwards and the best part is that Kate always leaves me with some yoga postures that I can do on my own - to continue the practice beyond the session. Massage with Kate is also tailored to my needs which sometimes involves not only using hands but elbows and stretching to open up my problem areas. Come to think of it... I can't wait for my next appointment with Kate!"
~Julie Bock / Moretown, VT
"Massage with Kate is from the heart. She has a deep commitment to her craft and executes it with strength, grace, and knowledge. Kate conveys calmness and brings mindfulness, nutrition, and humor to her approach. I am grateful to have such a beautiful and giving presence in my life."
~Dawn Lee Minter / National Life Group / Waterbury Center, Vermont
I am so impressed by all the work you've done on the Clean and Simple Program. It was worth it to purchase! I'll continue using these recipes, because they are delish. My biggest take-away is that eating clean feels wonderful and although it takes a bit more time it is so, so worth it. It's all about planning!