Katie Hancock

The kind of Yoga I teach?

The kind of Yoga I regularly guide is one that not only focuses on connection to your physical body, but can also help you to release the secrets of the deeper aspects of your mind and body.

I am clear in my own personal practice that through yoga and somatic consciousness, I have made leaps and bounds towards a healthier happier life myself, and I and am keen to share this understanding with lightness and, but also with a depth of conviction.

How the integration of your body and your mind work together through movement and breath, through stillness and the power of intention are the bedrock of my work. I'm looking to use yoga as a tool to help us with connection, concentration, a wider appreciation & understanding of body & mind, with a humble appreciation of the skills of others both present and past, and of course our widening understanding of ourselves.

Katie Hancock

What can you expect from Katie's sessions?

The yoga I teach is a holistic approach, having had many guides and teachers myself, I have been given access to a wide variety of yoga practices, meditation techniques, and active somatic methods in order to bring a sense of wholeness to a session.

With the basis of Hatha yoga, and a background of Scaravelli inspired yoga, Iyengar Yoga, amongst many other practitioner influences, over time I have created sessions that meet the mood of the class, the weather, the season, and many other adaptations that may be of use to the attendees at that time and place.

Yoga philosophy is really important to me, and I like to bring a bit of history and tradition into my sessions, as a way to bring depth and vision to the attendees.
This background lends itself beautifully to 1-1 sessions, which I thoroughly enjoy too, and has the benefit of being much more honed in and specific to the client's needs and requests.

Number of classes

Four group sessions. Two of which inviting drop in's and two are course structured sessions

Course length

This varies because I teach regular classes in term times and am involved in the occasional weekend retreat or day of yoga, the website will show changes and updates.

Drop-ins accepted

Drop-ins welcome to sun salutations, on request hatha yoga try-out on Fridays, but most attendees will book the half-term in advance. Tuesday Yin Somatics will be term time, book in advance for your space, block booking encouraged.

" You are what your deep driving desire is,

as your desire is, so is your will,

as your will is so is your deed,

as your deed it, so is your destiny" 

Upanishads.

 

This quote always gets my juices flowing, with such a power in the words, how can we keep learning

knowing how quickly we change.

Katie's History

I've been practicing Yoga since 1999 and Meditation. Buddhism since 2002. My Yoga practice is influenced by Hatha, Iyengar, & Scaravelli methods as well as other influences based on ongoing studies.
I also have a background in a variety of healing practices and the arts.

Qualifications:

  • Devon School of Yoga, Diploma Teacher training 500hours. 2011
  • Tomas Hana Somatics training guide. 2021
  • IYN Vitality in the spine CPD module 2020
  • Meditation guide, Triratna Buddhism. 2009
  • Fine Art degree 2001
  • Active Somatics 200 hours training.

Katies's usual Yoga Classes -Where & When Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Sun salutations

09:00am

-09.30 am

1-1 sessions 1-1 sessions Sun Salutations

09:00am

-09.30 am

(currently Zoom)

Hatha Yoga

10:00-11:30
PM 1-1 sessions 1-1 sessions

1-1 sessions

 

What I hope people get out of my clases

I'd like to think people leave my sessions with a vibrancy which lends itself to efficiency, peacefulness and space in their everyday lives. Yoga is a practice which isn't just on a sticky mat, it is broad and deep, and lends itself to how we think, how we react and respond, but also how we live our lives in so many ways. My life changed profoundly when I started going to regular classes 20 years ago, I found concentration easier, my eating habits changed, my friendships changed, lots of little details in my life seemed in need of adjusting to meet this newly found peace. I got to know myself a bit better, as an ever changing being. I hope that some might find a taste of peace from my sessions.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

KIND WORDS FROM MY LOVELY CLIENTS

"Small observations in daily life help me to see how Yoga has improved my life...

I like myself more... I was serious when I said the contribution I give for your time is the best spend I am making."

— S.P
Dartington

"Katie's yoga sessions are full of passion, expression, lively and fun, a reality check or two, and can pretty much guarantee a deeply personal experience each time."

 
— Tonia
Totnes

"An excellent teacher with a lighthearted touch!"

— Andrew, Gentle Yoga
Chapel house Studio.