KATIE RICHEY

Hometown:
Houston, TX

Where do you live?
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Training/Certifications:
E-RYT 200 hr, Big Yoga (2013); Baptiste Levels 1 & 2 (2014-15); Baptiste Advanced Art of Assisting (2016)

# of years teaching yoga:
4 years

Do you have a second professional life?
All yoga!

What are your outside interests outside the studio?
French fries and good wine with good people, belly laughs, good stories

Where’s your favorite space to rejuvenate in the city?
My bed.

Favorite pre- and post-yoga snacks/meals:
Pre- Black Coffee (honest) and Post- yogurt (am) literally anything salty (pm).

What’s your favorite pose?
Handstand.

The pose I have a complicated relationship with:
Handstand.

What song can you put on repeat?
This is the toughest question! Ready or Not by The Fugees is about as good as it gets.

I love:
connecting, laughing, sweating.

I want:
Big love, big joy, fulfillment.

Yoga gives me:
a testing ground where I can connect with myself as perfectly imperfect.

When I was little I wanted to be:
I vacillated between crime scene investigator, lawyer, professor and Rihanna.

I want to change:
the perception that people have about yoga – that it’s about becoming a perfect person or perfect body or spirituality. It’s a celebration of the full range of human experience and everything that includes.

I want to give:
my students permission to express themselves through moving their bodies.

When I wake up I:
chug water, then chug coffee.

When I teach I feel:
super f**king connected and grateful.

When I practice I get:
to play and love and dance and sweat.

 

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