Kate ODonnell

Kate O'Donnell began yoga by accident in South India at age 20. After 17 years of daily practice and semi-annual trips to the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, she holds Intermediate level Authorization as an Ashtanga Yoga teacher, holding a traditional morning program at Down Under Yoga in Boston. Her interest in offering home practice videos is to deepen awareness of the benefits of the Ashtanga system for those without access to a teacher, and to inspire daily practice for well-being and personal transformation. Her classes are fun and accessible, increasing in intensity as each subsequent practice is mastered. Kate is also a nationally Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. Her international lifestyle and yoga workshops help others to realize their true nature.



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Focus on Bandha

Bandha, a subtle engaging of the lower abdomen and floor of the pelvis, is an integral aspect... more

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Vigorous Full Vinyasa

The practice of full vinaysa, or coming all the way to standing between each seated posture is... more

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Inverted Finishing Sequence Focus

This practice warms up with Suryanamskara and standing postures, then goes directly to the... more

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Primary Short Form

This practice will emphasize the flowing rhythm of Ashtanga, and will touch on each section of... more

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Half Primary Series

This quick, rhythmic practice takes you through sun salutations, standing sequence, the first... more

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Beginning Primary Series

The 41 asanas of the primary series are a sequence designed to improve strength and... more

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Ashtanga Standing Sequence

Move the energy, warm the body, and open the hips and hamstrings safely by practicing sun... more

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Ashtanga Intermediate Series Taster

Looking for a little backbending? This class will introduce the first portion of the... more

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Full Primary Series Traditional Rhythm

Practice the primary series as it is taught by Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in... more