Katharina Haynes Bethea, RYT-200 Katharina’s yoga journey began almost 10 years ago with Bikram yoga. The 26 postures helped relieve the aches and pains caused by running and the heat provided a warm retreat from cold Connecticut winters. When Katharina and her husband moved to Minnesota in 2011, she discovered vinyasa yoga at CorePower Yoga and her love for the practice grew. Taking a break from her corporate life, Katharina completed her 200-hour Power Yoga teacher training in November 2013 at CorePower Yoga in St. Paul, MN. Her training continued as she joined Studio One Yoga in Stillwater, MN and taught several classes a week. Katharina loves the transformative and healing power of yoga having witnessed how the practice has improved her outlook on life, her running, and her relationships. Excited to be back home in North Carolina, Katharina is grateful to have the opportunity to teach at GottaYoga and looks forward to seeing you on your mat!
Mohan Balakrishnan I had been an avid runner and gym rat for a long time. Yoga has been in my family for generations, but I was never committed to a sturdy practice until lately. Yoga found me when I had to push myself to start an Asana and Pranayama regimen due to health reasons during 2010 under the guidance of my dad. Like most of us, it was the immediate physical benefits that kept be gravitating towards a regular practice, but over time I realized there are bigger better things that yoga had to offer. My practice got more disciplined and my dedication towards this age old practice grew, especially towards Ashtanga style vinyasa practice.
It was not until early 2012, I found Gottayoga University Studio. I became a regular to the Thursday’s 7:00 PM Ashtanga classes. Since then I have deepened my practice taking classes from various teachers. I completed my 200 hour YTT at Gottayoga in Spring of 2013. I explore other styles of yoga practices and have learnt from great teachers like Doug Swenson and Jonathan Miles. I intend to explore this journey of yoga as I continue to strengthen the connection between mind, body and consciousness. I enjoy teaching and would love to share my experiences on and off the mat, so we all can learn from each other and grow as a community of yoga.