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Katie Welsh Yoga Teacher

Yoga Teacher - Katie Welsh


Katie Welsh’s perspective in life and interests

I have a love of India and travel there regularly, and my passion for yoga started there. Yoga is now a central part of my life – daily practice helps me to balance a busy life and gives me that sense of yoga bliss.  It feels so amazing to be part of a practice that is thousand of years old… I just love that! Also, being passionate about that history, I love to share it during class – sometimes sharing mythology around the origin of postures, or maybe just taking time to acknowledge that we are all part of a practice and philosophy that’s thousands of years old – a pretty special thing to be part of!

And I love dogs… always happy to have a dog chat!

Training and major influences

I finished my Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Trinity in January 2018, and have also studied the History and Philosophy of Yoga with more history and Sanskrit studies planned. I completed my 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Trinity and then went on to train under Sarah Powers for yin yoga.  I am also trained in both pre and post natal yoga. We never finish learning…! I now teach restorative yoga, vinyasa flow, and philosophy yoga.

Having been a long term yogi at CYS, the beautiful CYS yoga teachers have been a big influence on me too – from Nadia who did my very first yoga course, to the amazing Pippa with her delightful classes, Niki who gave me a passion for restorative yoga, Eli with her lovely cues, Liz with those head massages and Jacqui with her knowledge of alignment (and so many more!). I love being part of the CYS family and the variety we get in teaching styles and different forms of yoga!

Style of teaching

“People remember you for the way you made them feel about themselves” – this is a quote that I try to live by! And I do try to bring it to the yoga mat too. I want people to be curious about their yoga practice – to try different things and surprise themselves with what they can achieve.

To me, yoga is about exploring your body, your breath, your mind and your emotions, and being conscious in how you live off the mat.  It’s about finding peace and release from the busy-ness of life.  My passion is teaching restorative and yin yoga and I focus on accessible poses and on finding joy in the small things. I encourage you to be curious in how you practice yoga whilst being compassionate to yourself and accepting of where you are at today.  

I love sharing my passion with the Canberra Yoga Space community and everyone is welcome in my classes!


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"I just want to pass on what a fantastic teacher Elena has been and I believe it is through her class that I have made the greatest gains in terms of understanding about muscular relationships. Her focus on rehab is niche and very important. My own practice has never been easier nor has it ever made such a difference in terms of overall flexibility. My thanks to Elena for a truly great Yoga Therapy class." - Alice, May 2019