Born and raised in Panama, Katherine Wilder’s love for the body and how it moves lead her down the path of yoga. Katherine has always and will continue to be a student of the body and mind. The marriage between her knowledge of massage and the practice of yoga creates a well balanced, relaxing, and informative session for her clients. This is the only body we get in this lifetime, we need to learn to listen and be sensitive and be kind to our amazing vessels!
Katherine’s yoga journey began in 2001 with an invitation to join a friend for a power yoga class at the YMCA, that was all it took. She left class feeling so expand and free as well as intimately connected in her body and mind that she knew she needed to share this gift with as many people as she could. In 2004, this desire to teach lead Katherine to The Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica for a month long intensive of diving deep into herself and the teachings of the ancient system of yoga. It was the first time that she began to experience these Universal Truths and a sense of “remembering” that all of the answers have always been within.
Her asana practice and self study deepened for several years which then lead her to the philosophy of Tantric Yoga through the Anusara Yoga method. These teachings have had the most influence on Katherine’s life, yoga practice, and teaching style, unveiling the deepest experience and understanding of connection between the spirit, mind, and body. It is this understanding that fuels her teachings, Katherine encourages her students to remember the importance of having fun and how to play in the realms of the mind and body liberating the spirit. She has learned through experience that creating proper alignment in the mind and body allows for freedom in heart. It is through the power of these potent teachings that Katherine’s light playful nature lives and her classes encourage others to do the same. Katherine’s yoga practice and teachings have been accompanied by a therapeutic massage practice for the past 15 years, which shows up in her classes as a deep understanding of how the body works and lots of yummy hands on adjustments. Katherine is most grateful and blessed for all of the amazing teachers in her life that have so openly shared their wisdom, passion, and hearts along this path of consciousness. She desires to share the same with her students.
“To live a creative life, we must lose the fear of being wrong.”
-Joseph Chilton Pierce