We asked each of our teachers a few questions to get to know them better!
Meet Katie Bush!
When did yoga first become a part of your life?
I've done yoga-like things since I was very very young: gymnastics, competitive cheerleading, diving, circus arts... and I found yoga 12 years ago when I was a freshman in college and had serious anxiety issues. Yoga became my balm and it's been with me ever since!
When did you begin teaching? What made you decide to progress from student to teacher?
I taught my first class in January of 2017 when I was volunteering/living as a graphic designer at a Krishna temple and the yoga teacher didn't show up when a tour group was there. They knew I did yoga so they threw me into the room and some amazing magic happened! I did my teacher training a few months later and picked up my first studio class the day after.
What is your personal practice and practice that you teach?
My personal practice is very dance-like and has a lot of dynamic movement. I love to move around on my mat and choreograph my every move and make it flow and make it smooth. I'm also an arm balance and inversion junkie- any excuse to go upside down! That's probably why I love aerial yoga so much. I also like to try to thread my aerial poses together like a dance. The way I teach mat yoga is much different- I understand that not everyone likes the kind of yoga that I like. Aerial yoga is also taught differently- safety is most important so we break everything down step by step.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would it be and why?
I would be a cardinal. I was thinking about this earlier today actually! I have always been fond of birds, I used to breed them as a hobby!
What is your favorite quote?
"Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you" by Rumi.
When to practice with you at the owl? (days/times)I tea Tuesdays at 10:30am for Aerial Yoga (beginner/all levels) and Thursdays at 11:45 for Power Aerials (intermediate/advanced)