Katie Leach

Qualified RYT-500 UK Alliance yoga teacher

Since I can remember I have always loved playing sport and being active. I was on all the sports teams at school and continued my passion through to university where I studied Sports & Exercise Science. Any spare time was generally spent on the hockey pitch.

I continued playing hockey to a high level after university, until it became too difficult to fit in all the training, with work and attempting to have a life as well. Looking to fill a gap, I started taking up running more seriously and have completed numerous half marathons and two marathons.

With running being very high impact and intense on the body, I started finding myself going to more and more yoga classes, trying to balance out the tightening of my muscles with stretching. The more I went, the more I felt the benefits both on a physical and mental level.

I wanted to deepen my own practice, as well as learn more about the anatomy and physiology behind yoga and so I signed up to a Yoga Teacher Training intensive course in India. I am now a qualified RYT-500 UK Alliance yoga teacher (multi-style - ashtanga, hatha, vinyasa, yin) and continue to develop my own self-practice, whilst playing as many other sports as I can at the same time.