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!
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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!