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Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500

Yoga and dharma teacher

Katchie Ananda is an internationally recognized yoga and dharma teacher whose leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world. Katchie has over 20 years of experience as a full-time yoga teacher and trainer, and is certified in Anusara, Jivamukti, Integral, and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga. A dedicated student of Vipassana meditation, Katchie has studied with Jack Kornfield, her Buddhist mentor, for over 15 years.

A former dancer in Switzerland and Brazil, she moved to New York City in 1990 where she studied yoga with Sharon Gannon and David Life at Jivamukti Yoga Center. Deeply inspired by their creativity, activism, and commitment to nonviolence, Katchie dedicated herself to Jivamukti Yoga and taught there for many years, eventually as a senior teacher. There, she was introduced to the devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, and began her lifelong practice of chanting.

Katchie also got involved with Integral Yoga Institute, where she taught, worked, and participated in ashram life under the guidance of Sri Swami Satchidananda. To further her skill as a teacher, she studied the technical refinement of asanas with Kevin Gardiner in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar.

Katchie was the cofounder and director of Yoga Sangha in San Francisco, and offers workshops, trainings, and retreats in Europe and the United States. Her home base is Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Upcoming Programs

Yoga and the Food Revolution

September 28 - 30, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Join John Robbins and Katchie Ananda for a unique journey into living with ever deeper compassion and respect for yourself and for others.  You’ll learn how to more fully connect with your passion and purpose.  And you’ll learn how yoga and the right food can interact to elevate your body, mind, spirit and soul. Katchie...

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Previous Programs

Liberate Your Body and Stretch Your Mind

January 5 - 7, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

While we may marvel at our expanding universe and the latest scientific discoveries, many of us forget to bring that same sense of wonder to our everyday lives. With plenty of poetry, good humor, and crazy wisdom, Buddhist teacher Wes “Scoop” Nisker and yoga and Buddhist teacher Katchie Ananda, E-RYT 500, take you on an...