Our Teachers

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katie beane

Katie Beane (RYT 500 hr) teaches Sea Change Yoga classes at the Maine Correctional Center, a Medium/Minimum Security facility and houses both male and female prisoners.  

 

Katie is a mama, yogini, energy worker, and Love Warrior. She loves a good belly laugh, spending time with her heart-tribe, reading great books under soft blankets, and unexpected adventures. Katie began practicing yoga and meditation while caring for her terminally ill mother and found refuge from great stress and grief on her mat. Since then, yoga has offered her a way to appreciate and celebrate her body and mind, stay centered—regardless of what life brings—and serve others from a grounded and grateful place.  

 

Katie brings a deep respect for bodies of ALL shapes, sizes, and abilities to her teaching and firmly believes that EVERY body can practice and benefit from yoga. She is committed to social justice and values the role yoga and mindfulness play in helping people see and speak the truth. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to all and to offering each student she encounters the opportunity to experience a greater sense of ease and alignment--physically, emotionally, and energetically. Katie incorporates breath, Reiki, meditation, and her sense of humor into each class.

 

Training & Certifications
Katie completed her 200hr and 500hr vinyasa training through Jacqui Bonwell's Sacred Seeds Yoga School and currently serves as a lead teacher for 200-hour Sacred Seeds Teacher Training programs in Maine. She completed the GLOW Holistic Wellness Pre-Natal Teacher Training with Amy Hopkins, is a certified Sacred Pregnancy and Calm Birth instructor, and Birth Roots-trained doula. Katie has completed the Yoga for All body-positive teacher training with Amber Carnes and Dianne Bondy, as well as Chelsea Roff's Eat, Breathe, Thrive: Yoga, Food, and Body Image Intensive. She completed Sagel Urlacher's Yin Yoga teacher training, and studied with Johnny Gillsepie to become a certified Balanced Athlete Coach. She has received extensive training in teaching trauma-informed yoga at Bridge Studio at Art of Awareness in South Portland, Maine where she is employed. Most recently, Katie attended Off the Mat, Into the World: Yoga, Purpose, and Action leadership intensive with Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York. 

 

Katie is also a Traditional Reiki Master practitioner and teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage, and offers Reiki certifications and individual treatment sessions, and periodically serves as a Reiki practitioner in embodied movement workshops. She endeavors to bring this ancient healing technique to every aspect of her teaching and practice. 

 

Why do you believe in doing yoga service? 

Global healing begins with self healing, and ALL of us deserve access to opportunities to heal our hearts and minds. I believe that our relationship with self is the basis for all other relationships in our lives. I'm passionate about creating safe spaces for people to connect with themselves in a compassionate and non-judgmental way so that they can go out into the world and bring that same loving-kindness to all those that they encounter. I try to consistently view the world through a social justice lense and acknowledge my own privilege. This inspires me to bring this healing practice to those who may not otherwise have access to it.