Feach-a Teach-a: Kate Greer

Where are you from and how long have you been in Boston?katechicken
I was born in Boston and have been relocated here since I was pregnant with my first son, seven years ago now.

What was your first yoga class like?
My first yoga class was a hot yoga class – at the original Baptiste studio in Cambridge! My friend who had also quit her varsity sport in college (mine was downhill skiing) dragged me into it, saying "I just think you're going to really like this, Kate"… Boy, was she right!

What’s your favorite pose to teach?
I don't really have a favorite pose, per se, but the pose I teach most frequently and think is, overall, the most beneficial to the most people, is squatting – any form. If you want to live comfortably, squat.

As a practitioner, what pose makes you cringe?
If anything makes me cringe, I try to examine that relationship… So I have to admit, the poses I want to run away from are usually the ones that I start to turn toward. Those poses these days? Mayurasana, every day. And some of the poses that are a little bit more difficult after having children, like deep twists :-)

Where can we find you when you’re off your mat?
With my two sons, teaching meditation, baking, and when I feel like I have leisure time, hanging out with my chickens. 

What’s your favorite or the most random song on your class playlist right now?
I don't really use playlists anymore since I mostly trying to use instrumental music or kirtan my classes… But the music that I play most often with my children is either kirtan or reggae – every song when my son asks what it's about, the answer is the same: God.

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