“It is an honor to share yoga with the community and witness children grow in confidence and compassion, families bond and de-stress, and teachers take the time to recharge and renew.”

My passion for yoga started early in my teaching career. I worked long hours, and began to feel disconnected from friends and family. After exploring many options, I began a daily yoga practice and started applying yogic techniques to my teaching. I saw the benefits unfold not only for myself but my students and was inspired to create a children’s yoga program based on inclusion and mindfulness.

In my late 20’s, I discovered I had Spina Bifida, a congenital spine disorder. I underwent spine surgery and turned to my yoga practice as a way to heal. Yoga was pivotal in my recovery and I became driven to make this gift accessible to others. It is my dream that everyone has the opportunity to reap the benefits of yoga no matter age, ability, background or income.

When I am not practicing or teaching yoga you can find me relaxing at the greenbelt with my puppy Kash, my husband Charlie and our foster children. To learn more about my journey, visit www.katherinebanker.com or contact me at katherine@blisskidyoga.com.