Kate Doran

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Kate Doran, E-RYT 500, started her yoga journey in 1998 while she was working 50–60 hours a week and burning the candle at both ends in the software industry. After a few years of dabbling with different modalities, she finally took a vinyasa yoga class and fell in love with the practice.

In 2004, Kate signed up for her first 200-hour teacher training program at the Asheville Yoga Center, thinking it would be a great way to deepen her practice and learn all of the things she was eager to know about yoga. Shortly after graduating from teacher training, Kate left the software industry and set off to write her second act.

This second act started with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course and a trip to the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India. Soon after, Kate started studying under her current teacher, Baron Baptiste. In 2011, Kate opened Savannah Power Yoga with the mission to create a space for the consistent practice of yoga. Since opening, Savannah Power Yoga has trained more than 100 teachers and offered more than 12,000 classes and workshops. In 2018, Kate developed the Spry Mind+Body methodology to bring the practices of Baptiste Power Yoga to students with osteoporosis and other age-related conditions.

Primary Training

Baron Baptiste | FIT to Lead Training, 2019-2020
Duke Integrative Medicine | Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training, 2018
Baron Baptiste | Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Art of Assisting, 2009-2015
Southeast Vipassana Center | 10 Day Course, 2010
Mbody Power Yoga Teacher Certification Program | 200 Hours, 2009
David Swenson | Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, 2008
Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute | Mysore, India, 2008
Silver Age Yoga | Chair Yoga Certification, 2007
Asheville Yoga Center | 200 Hours, 2006