Katie S.

Teacher / Student

I’m slowly learning that it’s better to just let things be. We don’t need to control the situation. We don’t need to have all the answers. We don’t need to have it all together. It’s okay to just be. In fact, it’s more than okay, because life is better when you go with the flow and bring your attention to what’s happening within you instead of what’s happening around you. Yoga inspires me to slow down, notice and appreciate the present moment.

When I discovered Modo Yoga Seattle, I immediately felt a deep sense of belonging. It was a place where I could find stillness and start to cultivate inner peace. My teachers encouraged me to pursue a deeper connection with myself and created a safe space for me to explore my breath, body and mind with compassion and acceptance. Because of them, I became part of the team with the Energy Exchange Program and participated in the Modo Teacher Training in September 2017.

For me, the practice is a never-ending journey to make the world a happier, more peaceful place. I believe there’s always something to learn (and relearn)—we just need to allow ourselves the time and space to listen. Like my teachers, I try to create a space where everyone can feel welcome, recognized and free to live as the truest version of themselves. I love to support others by helping them cultivate mindfulness and acceptance through a practice that is uplifting, challenging and fun.