A yoga class with Katerina is warm, intense if you want to, aware, flowing and creative. I have much enjoyed coming to the class for a few years, and it has done wonders for my back, general health and given me feelings of joy and balance. Like everything, we differ in how we perceive and need, and finding a class that fits your own personality is not always easy. Katerina finds a great balance between familiarity, exploration and discovery.
She approaches each class with great energy and transmits a warm feeling of curiosity and calm enthusiasm or engagement. I find her great timing & delivery of instructions enable this sense of creativity and discovery: What makes her a great facilitator and instructor is the sense of creativity that enters as she puts effort into adapting each class to who is there, and what is going on for the people in place at that moment. As always, you come to recognize and enjoy some flows of poses, but with her class you also look forward to the element of surprise.
Since the covid situation this year, I am working from home and never come to the city. Things have changed so much. I practice in the morning, but miss her class.
Oh, and one more thing: I really appreciated how Katerina remains humble. There is communication, awareness and meeting/connection - devoid of any preachiness or any inaccessible spirituality. I personally feel it can often creates distance, not so in her class. There is a deep feeling of awareness when it comes to spirituality, and connecting within - but Katerina is always focused on the individuals gathered.
She guides from amongst the people gathered, with respect for the human experience each brings. As a second phase after rehab of an intense backproblem, I started swimming & once again took yoga classes - after a ten year "break". I tried many different classes, trying to find a fit for my personality and weekly schedule, and found Katerinas lunch class on Thursdays - which she was giving at the time - to fit my work schedule. I remember after the first time I was there, a guy in the locker room said "I am picky with my classes, but this one I prioritize, she is good." And he was right.
- Marcus W.