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Class meets Mondays from 7:30-8:45 pm starting April 24

This class will be taught by new yoga instructor Kate Shields, under the guidance and supervision of her teacher trainer, Meggan Riley.  

Join Kate Shields for this 6-week Plus Size Yoga series designed to promote a body positive experience for all students.  Kate will offer postures, breath work and meditation techniques that are ideal for the plus-size student.  Whether this is your first yoga series, or have an existing practice, you will find these classes approachable, challenging and targeted for bodies of all shapes and sizes.  Modifications will be offered for each pose so that students may find greater support or move towards greater challenge as needed. Join us for a body positive yoga experience and prepare to learn, play and grow!

Meet Kate

Having volunteered to be a friend’s yoga guinea pig during her teacher training, Kate tried practicing yoga for the first time. Little did she know that it was a small step in a very big direction. It was a very difficult time in life and she realized that in the toughest points, she always turned to yoga to work out some frustration, heartaches, or just a need to settle the mind down after a busy day at work. Exploring different studios and teaching styles, Kate is honored to have practiced with many yoga instructors in the Chicago suburbs including Meggan Riley, Ross Rayburn, Rachel Grundner, Pavla Haluskova, among many others – each having a deep impact in their own way on her practice. Also influential in her journey is Dr. Indu Arora, who led a 21 day trip to India with 20 other yogi’s looking to gain a deeper knowledge of not just yoga, but India and it’s culture. Through practicing yoga and the life changing trip to India, she realized it was time to go deeper and take the next step to become a yoga instructor to share her passion for the practice and to share the peace and balance it brings to one’s life with those who need it. Kate is currently completing her 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training as an apprentice under Shine instructor, Meggan Riley.  Once fully certified, Kate looks forward to working with beginning students in Level 1 classes and Yoga Basics & Plus Size Yoga Series.