Kate Garza began yoga practice at age 21. Over nearly four decades, she has been both student and teacher of yoga theory and practice. She began teaching in 1999 and became certified in 2001 along with Tricia Fleming in Ashtanga yoga.
She continued advanced teacher training with David Swenson and others in the Ashtanga teaching community. In recent years Kate began to combine her yoga studies with QiGong and is an advanced student with Master FaXiang Hou, a 5th generation QiGong practitioner of this ancient healing art. As she personally entered the intersection of Yoga and QiGong, she discovered Energy Medicine Yoga, developed by Lauren Walker in 2017. Her classes combine classic yoga, mindfulness practice and techniques of both QiGong and EM Yoga in a welcoming and lighthearted atmosphere.
Kate is a freelance writer and lives with her husband Len, a dog and a cat, with visits from their three kids in college.