Urban Lotus Project
Katie Louvat - ULP Teacher
My first Yoga class was taught by Kimberlee Orenstein at the University of Nevada in 2000. At the time, a Yoga class sounded like a fun and easy way to pick up a few extra credits. After the first session I knew yoga would become a life-long and life-changing practice. It challenged, inspired, and nourished me on all fronts: physically, mentally, and spiritually. From that first class at the University I went on to apprentice with Kim Orenstein. I began teaching along side her when she opened her first yoga studio in the early 2000s and I completed her 200-hour advanced study in 2004. Since then I have sought out any opportunity to deepen my training and my knowledge. I consider myself a life-long student and practitioner. I love sharing what I’ve learned with others.
T.K.V. Desikachar once said that the success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. The potential benefits that can come from a regular yoga practice are uncountable. Yoga can heal, empower, and inspire. It can increase one’s self-awareness, self-love, self-confidence, and compassion for self and others. I believe everyone should have access to these teachings—especially the young men and women who are served by the Urban Lotus Project. I’m honored and humbled to serve on this team.
In addition to teaching and practicing yoga I love spending time outside with my husband and my dog and I love to read—you’ll never find me without a book in my hand or in my bag.
My Mantra: As the Dalai Lama says: Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.