Kate LaSpina

My journey with Yoga began in Spring 2006. Since then I have studied extensively with Ingela Abbott and other senior Iyengar Yoga instructors from around the country. In 2009 I started to teach Yoga at the YMCA and WWU. In 2013, I successfully passed the first stage of the certification process and am currently working towards becoming a fully certified Iyengar instructor. 

As a devoted practitioner, I welcome the challenges, joy, and transformation that Yoga continues to grant me and it’s a gift for me to be able to teach Yoga and see my students experience the heart of Yoga; the integration between body, mind, and breath.
I am also a graduate from Western Washington University and just completed a 2-year physical therapy assistant program. With this training, I seek to weave together my passion for Yoga and physical therapy; helping people heal their injuries, practice Yoga safely and encourage people to strive for their full potential.

For the last 8 years, I have also studied herbal medicine and love learning about plants and their hidden remedies.

And when I am not doing Yoga, studying about the body or plants, I simply just love being outdoors in nature, by the sea, in the sea or under the canopy of our beautiful evergreen forests.

“I enjoy the combination of philosophy and movement which enhance each other. During the class, Kate’s voice is true to the philosophy and genuine, it’s palpable. I have taken (maybe) many beginner classes over a lifetime, always to come away not quite getting it. Kate blends both the physical and philosophical together seamlessly. She’s good to be with as a guide.” -Helen Moran