Katy Vanek

I am a Life loving, outgoing Happy Yogi who began practicing Yoga when I was15.
I started going to Yoga with my mom a couple times a week & at first, it was something that strengthened our bond together.

The real magic kicked in when I started connecting more deeply to myself. I noticed that
each practice offered something new, something different & something so very real to me. It wasn't long before I had developed such a passion for Yoga. The feeling was so natural, it flowed through me like water.

I soon completed a 200hr Teacher Training with Core Power Yoga in 2010 and immediately started teaching. I gained experience working for a local gym, holistic center and even brought Yoga to the elementary and high schools in my hometown. I also started offering classes in a private space called “Embrace Yoga,” while attending PSU.

In 2012 I traveled to Kona, HI to live in an Ashram and study with the Shambava School of Yoga. This immersion allowed me to access a new style of Yoga (Hatha) & many more teaching tools.

In 2014, I moved to Ventura California. Sunshine, adventure & Love inspired this change. How wonderful it was to live by the Ocean & surf magical waves, it seemed California offered me endless opportunities.
I instructed for 2 of the county’s top gyms.
I also taught for “Yoga by the Sea”, The Sauna Studio (An Inferred Hot Yoga Studio), Pure Recovery Rehab Center & instructed many private clients.

My love for fitness also expanded, as I started instructing regular “High.Intensity.Interval.Training” (HIIT) classes. Not only do I love the energy from these classes but it greatly strengthened my Yoga Practice. 

Although this California lifestyle fulfilled my passion for Yoga, I deeply missed the connection with my family.
In 2016, I moved back home to Oregon with my new Doggy addition (Kona).

Now that I'm home, I am greatly motivated to share my tremendous love for Yoga & rebuild a new community of courageous, inspiring yogis.

“True yoga is not about the shape of your body but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed, yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn't care about what you've been, Yoga cares about the person you're becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must embodied.” AADIL PALKHIVALA