Katie Kanak took her first yoga class in 2011 and began her teaching journey in 2013 after graduating from yoga teacher training at the former Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Norman, OK with Andrew Eppler. Over the years, she has taught at many of the OKC metro area studios, where she explored teaching various styles and methods of yoga. In 2021, she earned her E-RYT500, and had the opportunity to teach her first 200hr yoga teacher training in 2022. She continues to share her passion through teaching the Ashtanga yoga tradition, creative sequencing, adaptation and mobility work, in-depth studies, and teacher training programs.
In 2016, she met who she considers to be her most impactful teacher, David Garrigues. David is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga yoga by the late, world renowned master Sri K Pattabi Jois. Katie continued to study and travel to learn with David in weekend workshops, weeklong intensives, and spent three consecutive years studying at his Ashtanga Yoga School of Mysore in Kovalam, India. She is honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to apprentice for him during two of those years.
Always a student, she continuously surrenders to the practice, steady, passionate and without attachment. She hopes to inspire her community and students to learn, heal, and embody their highest form of Self, and believes that within each of us lies our greatest teacher. She is loyally and lovingly dedicated to upholding the Ashtanga yoga lineage in her own passionate, intense, yet balanced expression.