Kate Heffernan

Kate Heffernan is a Boston-based Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor.  As a teacher, Kate is known for her ability to weave together an intelligent and well-crafted sequence that builds on a specific theme.  In her Vinyasa Flow classes, students can expect to find the joy of vigorous movement married to the consciousness of precise instructions focusing on proper alignment.  Kate creates a space for her students to experience their own yoga practice on any given day, whether that practice includes a more vigorous Vinyasa sequence or a cooling Yin and Restorative sequence with an extended Savasana.  Kate is a lead instructor at Down Under Yoga, where she instructs public classes as well as teacher trainings.

Kate was named one of Boston’s Top 20 Yoga Instructors in 2012 by RateYourBurn.com   

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Half Bound Lotus

Open your hamstrings and hips with this intermediate Vinyasa style class from Kate Heffernan.... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2

Build the strength and flexibility needed to move into Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 – a... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Parvritta Janu Sirsasana

Wake up the lower body in this Vinyasa-style class designed to strengthen and stretch the... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Parsva Bakasana (Twisting Crow)

Build up arm and abdominal strength while also creating mobility in the spine in this tutorial... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Getting the Upper Hand on Downward Dog 3

Session 3: Many people struggle with wrist pain or arm alignment in downward dog. In this... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Rotating the Spine

The same universal alignment principles apply to all twisting postures in yoga. In this class,... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Breaking Down Chaturanga Dandasana

This short tutorial explores ways to build the appropriate strength needed for Chaturanga... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Bird of Paradise

This class works to open the chest as well as inner and outer hips to build the strength and... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen and Stretch: Opening the Front Body

This class works to open the chest and the fronts of the hips to work towards Dhanurasana.... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Strengthen & Stretch: Core - Preparing for Arm Balances

This class features a slow flow practice building to Bakasana, Crow Pose, with an emphasis on... more

Practice Channel Kate Heffernan

Getting the Upper Hand on Downward Dog 4

Session 4: This session continues our exploration of downward dog pose, putting it all... more