Kat Walser, founder and owner of California Yoga, SAGL, is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher (E-RYT 500), with advanced certification in the Unnata® Aerial Yoga Method and well over 1000 hours of teaching experience. Kat specializes in aerial yoga therapy, yoga for children, pre/post-natal students, yoga nidra and hatha-based yoga (including vinyasa) in Lugano, Switzerland.
Kat is grateful to have studied with some of the most celebrated California-based yoga teachers of our time, including Shiva Rea, Kathryn Budig, and Mark Stephens. With inspiration from these renowned teachers, she has created her own “California-style” vinyasa flow, which focuses on core strengthening, alignment, and breathwork, all while keeping a sense of lightheartedness, gratitude, and joy.
After walking into her first yoga class at age 16, Kat felt the transformative powers of yoga, and after years of practice, she believes in the wisdom of Pattabhi Jois: “Practice, and all is coming.”
After many years of teaching, Kat has seen substantial evidence that, in the words of B.K.S. Iyengar, “Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured, and endure what cannot be cured.”
Kat offers classes that are physically and mentally challenging, while keeping a sense of playfulness, authenticity, and most of all, compassion in the practice. Every practice ends with a gratitude offering, allowing for students to leave class inspired and truly embodying the practice.