Kate Garza

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.

Kate Garza instructs the following:
  • Classic Hatha: Level I/II
  • All Levels Welcome
    Hatha yoga provides students with a safe and supportive environment to explore optimal physical alignment in yoga poses. Students will move slowly and mindfully, deepening their understanding of poses while quieting the mind through this breath focused practice.  Because this style has less weight bearing activity for the upper body it is perfect for students who are newer to yoga or recovering from upper body injuries.
    Recommended For:

    - Brand new beginners.
    - Seniors.
    - Students healing from an injury or with an injury.
    - Intermediate students deepening current practice with alignment work.
    - Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.

  • Vinyasa Flow All Level
  • All Levels Welcome
    A dynamic flowing form of yoga that links together your breath with movement. These classes have the power to transform your body, revive your spirit and make you feel alive. You will experience a variety of postures, expand on alignment principles and learn modifications as needed. A variety of standing and seated postures will be practiced that will bring a balance of both strength and flexibility, power and grace, energy and restoration. The heart of this practice is in your movement from one pose to the next. Learn to go with the flow, find your edge, and experience inner joy.

    Recommended For:


    -Students who have practiced Vinyasa Flow before.

    -Students who enjoy variety, creativity, and movement linked with breath.

    - Pilates and Barre students adding a supporting practice.