Katchie Ananda is an international E-RYT 500 yoga and dharma teacher who has been teaching as a full-time yoga teacher since 1990.
Her background covers Integral, Jivamukti, Anusara, and Ashtanga yoga certified by Richard Freeman. As a committed student of Vipassana Meditation, she has practiced with Jack Kornfield, her Buddhist mentor, since 2000. Meditation always finds a way into her own classes as well.
She is the co-founder/director of Yoga Sangha, a beloved yoga center in San Francisco which is dedicated to yoga and dharma. In addition to the classes at her studio Katchie offers trainings in Europe and the USA.
Being very dedicated to raising awareness about human and animal rights, the environment and social justice she was named one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world by Yoga Journal in reference to her leadership in yoga and social change. Katchie volunteered for many years at San Quentin, teaching Yoga and Dharma to long-term inmates.
Katchie is loved by her students for her authenticity and wisdom. Her on-going humour and her stories complement her teaching and are brought to many conferences, festivals and workshops all over the world. She lives in the USA with her husband Joshua and their dog Leelou.