Kate Holcombe - Healing Yoga Foundation

About Kate

Kate is founder and director of Healing Yoga Foundation, a non-profit project of Commonweal dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals in their own health, healing, and personal development through yoga, regardless of ability, background, experience, or financial means.

Kate began her yoga education in 1991 as a student of T.K.V. Desikachar in Chennai, India, returning many times for extended periods of intensive one-on-one study until his death in 2016. In conjunction with her yoga studies, Kate has studied Sanskrit at UC Berkeley, and the Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute (Madras Sanskrit College) in Chennai, India. She has more than 25 years of experience working with individuals facing a broad range of health concerns and illnesses and has taught yoga with an emphasis on individual health and healing for many Bay Area organizations including the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Inner Circle HIV Support Group, and the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, among others.

Kate leads workshops and trainings for students around the country and is a popular writer, lecturer, teacher trainer, and yoga therapist. She is known for her practical, straightforward approach, her clarity and authenticity, and her relatable examples.

She has been profiled in Yoga + Joyful Living (Yoga International), Yoga Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and in the film, Yoga Woman. She is widely recognized among yoga teachers as an authority, particularly on the practical application of Patanjali’s yoga sutra. Kate is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT certified yoga teacher trainer, an IAYT certified yoga therapist, a contributing editor for Yoga Journal magazine, and a guest lecturer for the University of San Francisco department of philosophy.

Kate holds private sessions by appointment at the San Francisco studio in the Inner Richmond. She is available for private sessions in your home for an additional fee.

To schedule a consultation, call 415.931.9642 or e-mail info@healingyoga.org.