Kate Litwinko was born in Los Angeles, California. She began her journey with yoga during the beginning of her nursing career to find balance in an often stressful work environment. She was immediately drawn to the qualities yoga cultivated of self-reflection, peace of mind, strength and flexibility. After practicing intensively under the guidance of Jay Co, Bryan Kest, and Jerome Mercier in Santa Monica, Kate decided to take her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teaching certification to deepen the understanding of her practice. She began teaching sporadically in the years that followed for several well-renowned teachers in Santa Monica, whilst continuing to work as a Registered Nurse.
Soon the travel bug hit, and Kate began a new journey working on private yachts in Mexico, California, and the South Pacific. Completing her yachting stint in New Zealand, Kate lived for a year and taught Vinyasa and Yin yoga in Hawkes Bay and Auckland. She then moved to Melbourne and continues to teach full time. Kate continues to deepen her yoga education through workshops, reading, and exploring the philosophies and teachings of yogis such as Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar, and Paul Grilley, and continues to draw upon the inspiration of her original teachers back home as well as amazing yogis she has met while traveling in various parts of the World.
Kate’s classes are constantly changing and growing the more she learns from her practice, although focus is always on linking breath with movement, moving wisely for your unique physical, mental, and emotional situation, and utilizing a therapeutic approach to yoga so it may be a lifelong practice.