How many farts does it take before Kate Goodyear loses it in class?

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Yoga teacher Kate Goodyear was bit by the yoga bug in the same way as many others. She was facing a rough patch and went to yoga to give herself a break. She left the class changed forever and one thing led to another!

We’re pumped to feature Kate at Yoga in the City Philadelphia on June 7. Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up soon!

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Wanderlust: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Kate Goodyear: I don’t want to grow up. The older I get, the less glamorous being an adult seems to be! I want to play and explore not pay bills and buy tires.

WL: What did your child self want to be when you grew up?

KG: I remember saying that I wanted to make people’s lives better. I thought that could be through politics but quickly changed my mind once I realized what it entailed. It’s funny how things make their way around!

WL: Favorite inspirational video?

KG: I love watching Ido Portal videos, it really is amazing what a human body is capable of!

WL: Your personal theme song?

KG: It’s also my karaoke jam!

WL: What is your biggest fear?

KG: RATS! Yuck, they freak me out so bad!!

WL: What is your favorite yoga pose?

KG: I love pigeon! No matter how deep you are, there is always that awesome stretch. I can literally hang out there for a loooooong time.

WL: What is your least favorite yoga pose?

KG: Warrior 3, I don’t know what it is — the shoulders? The one foot balance? Trying to square the hips? I don’t know, but it drives me nuts!

WL: What has been your most embarrassing moment as a yoga student?

KG: In my first arm balance workshop, oddly enough with Justin Reilly, I was trying to do a forearm stand and the floor was slippery with sweat. SPLAT! I fell flat on my back and, of course, I was the first person to eat it. I probably scared the crap out of the people who worked on the floor below us.

WL: Most embarrassing moment as a yoga teacher?

KG: I was teaching an ab sequence recently — it was in sets of ten — and this one guy farted on each and every one. I kept my cool until like seven or eight, but, hey, farts are funny. I was trying to ignore it, but there was no way that was going to work, ten farts in!

WL: What do you love about what you do?

KG: I love everything about what I do. I am SO blessed to be able to do what I love and feel like I make a real difference in the lives of those with whom I come in contact.

WL: What challenges you about what you do?

KG: Finding balance between teaching, practicing, and spending time doing other things I love can be challenging!

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